• Dry Cracked Skin
  • General Dermatology
  • Impetigo
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Aesthetics
  • Vitiligo
  • COVID-19
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Precision Medicine and Biologics
  • Rare Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Surgery
  • Melasma
  • NP and PA
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Drug Watch
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Acne
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Practice Management
  • Inflamed Skin

Recap From the Music City Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education


If you weren’t able to attend SCALE 2023 or want to review the latest data, our full recap has you covered.


The Music City Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education (SCALE) 2023 meeting took place in Nashville, Tennessee, last week from May 17th to the 21st. The conference was an impressive blend of both cosmetic and medical dermatology and welcomed anyone interested in working in the field of dermatology. Attendees were able to attend numerous sessions and specialty tracks, networking events, live injection demonstrations, and industry receptions.

Below you can find a comprehensive list of all coverage from Dermatology Times® at SCALE 2023. Additionally, all coverage can be found on the SCALE conference or partner pages.

POLL: Are You Attending Music City SCALE 2023?

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Acne & Rosacea, Drug Actions, and Atopic Dermatitis Updates With James Del Rosso, DO

Del Rosso previews his upcoming sessions at SCALE 2023 discussing the latest updates in management and treatment techniques.

What to Expect at Music City SCALE 2023

The medical and cosmetic dermatology meeting begins today in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gearing Up For SCALE 2023 With Co-Director, Michael Gold, MD

Gold encourages all attendees to feel welcome as they attend both cosmetic and medical dermatology sessions.

Plan Your Trip: What to do While Visiting Nashville

The Music City has no shortage of must-see destinations once sessions conclude each day at SCALE 2023.

Outlining SCALE 2023 with Brian Biesman, MD, FACS

As co-director, Biesman is looking forward to all attendees being able to find medical and aesthetic sessions relevant to their education.

SCALE 2023 Recap: Day 1

Catch up on coverage from the first day of SCALE 2023.

Previewing Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory Board Member Sessions at SCALE 2023

Among the dozens of sessions to be held at the Symposium for Cosmetic Advances and Laser Education (SCALE) 2023 Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, several Dermatology Times® Editorial Advisory Board members are preparing to share their knowledge and insights.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promising Results for Cicatricial Alopecia in SOC Patients

Results from the retrospective study were shared at SCALE 2023.

How to Effectively Manage Acne in Women With Spironolactone and Oral Contraceptives

Julie Harper, MD, shared updated risks and benefits of using spironolactone and oral contraceptives to treat acne in women at SCALE 2023.

POLL: What Topics are You Most Looking Forward to at SCALE 2023?

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The Reality of Cellulite Treatments in 2023

Cellulite treatments are not always as effective as patients may expect, according to Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, FAAD.

SCALE 2023 Recap: Day 2

Catch up on coverage from the second day of SCALE 2023.

The Latest Updates in Isotretinoin With Emmy Graber, MD

Graber discusses isotretinoin dosing and monitoring pearls at SCALE 2023.

Linda Stein Gold, MD, Highlights Available Therapies for AD, Psoriasis, and Acne

A plethora of oral and topical treatments are available for patients, according to Stein Gold’s SCALE 2023 sessions.

Consistent Use of Ceramide-Containing Products Combined With Prescription Treatment Improves Pediatric AD

A poster presentation from SCALE 2023 evaluated the use of ceramide-containing skin care products with prescription treatments for a healthy skin barrier.

Case Studies of Common Dyschromic AEs From Dermal Fillers in SOC Patients

Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD, reviewed the symptoms and diagnoses of collected case studies of dermal filler AEs at SCALE 2023.

Taking a Closer Look at Diversity and Beauty

Anthony Rossi, MD, reviewed how beauty standards have changed over centuries and what providers need to consider when performing procedures at SCALE 2023.

SCALE 2023 Recap: Day 3

Catch up on coverage from the third day of SCALE 2023.

Glynis Ablon, MD, Reviews the Latest Innovative Treatment Pearls for Hair Loss

Ablon presented sessions on nutrition, exosome therapy, and treating the hair-challenged patient at SCALE 2023.

Thinking Outside of the Box for Pediatric Acne With Latanya Benjamin, MD

Benjamin encouraged attendees at SCALE 2023 to think beyond just topicals for pediatric acne.

Using Creams Containing Macrocystis Pyrifera Ferment for Skin Rejuvenation

A poster presentation from SCALE 2023 examined if 2 creams containing Macrocystis pyrifera ferment exhibited anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties.

Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, Discusses Benzene Contamination in Personal Care Products and Why It Keeps Happening

Aerosolized dry shampoo is the latest personal care product to contain detectable levels of benzene, according to Bunick’s SCALE 2023 session.

SCALE 2023 Recap: Day 4

Catch up on coverage from the fourth day of SCALE 2023.

Laying Down the Law of Cosmetic Procedures With David Goldberg, MD, JD

Goldberg reviewed non-invasive skin tightening procedures and laser complications at SCALE 2023.

Topical Carboxytherapy and Human Platelet Extract Used as Peri-Procedural Adjuvant Following Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing

The over-the-counter serum helped improve skin recovery after laser treatment, according to a poster presentation at SCALE 2023.

POLL: What Did You Take Away From SCALE 2023?

Let us know what you learned from the 2023 SCALE meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

SCALE 2023 Recap: Day 5

Catch up on coverage from the final day of SCALE 2023.

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