I was pleased to be invited to speak once again at Controversies and Conversations in California. This year the focus was on lasers and cosmetic surgery. Many hot topics were presented, whilst common myths were discussed, dispelled and clarified. I discussed the use of skin filling injections, not only to fill lines and hollows but also to lift the mid and lower face. I stressed that fillers need to be injected by trained physicians or nurses who also need expertise in dealing with occasional complications. As Professor of Dermatology of UCLA (voted the top medical school in the Western USA) I lectured to faculty, trainee Dermatologists and medical students on Radiofrequency for Skin Rejuvenation. All in all it was a very exciting and informative few days, it was wonderful to catch up with many of my colleagues and passionately debate some new developments in the industry.