Cosmetic Surgery Forum Kicks Off in Las Vegas

November 28, 2018
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With new and returning faculty, controversial and timely topics, and an all new venue, Cosmetic Surgery Forum (CSF) kicks off its 10th year at the chic Cosmopolitan Hotel. The meeting features 50 sessions and a robust exhibit floor. 

This year’s Cosmetic Surgery Forum will not shy away from controversy, assures founder Joel Schlessinger, MD. For example, members of the 2018 faculty will take on the growing use of lasers and other energy-based devices for female rejuvenation. 

“The question is whether the FDA is overreacting or underreacting,” says Dr. Schlessinger, Owner & CEO of, and founder of the Advanced Skin Research Center, as well as Practical Dermatology® magazine’s Chief Cosmetic Surgery Editor.

“So many practitioners are getting into this field with questionable credentials, and they are significantly overstating the results,” he says. “On the other hand, many respected colleagues find value in these treatments. There has to be an answer out there!”

Other topics on the docket include shockwave therapy for men who have vascular-induced erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as updates on sunscreen ingredients and their safety.

This year’s key note is on humor in medicine and will be given by Elk Grove, IL dermatologist Michael Greenberg, MD, who is also a founder of an improv troupe called The Waiting Room. Dr. Greenberg will regale the crowd with tips on how to utilize humor to improve patient interactions.

Stay tuned to for more updates and keep an eye on your inbox for video meeting coverage coming next week.


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