Roothttp://www.asds.net/rss/default.aspx?folderid=0International Traveling Mentorship Programhttp://www.asds.net/ITMP/ This ASDS program enhances the exchange of information and body of knowledge of dermatologic surgery between the US and International community of dermatologic surgeons. ASDS allows dermatologic surgeons to visit a host institution in another country or host a dermatologic surgeon from another county for a defined period of teaching, surgical demonstration and table-side exchange. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:43:58 GMTSkin Care at Every Agehttp://www.asds.net/ateveryage.aspx <p>Recent advances enable dermasurgeons to treat a variety of childhood and adult skin conditions that previously could not be corrected or required invasive procedures and a long recovery period.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:50:37 GMTASDS Annual Meetinghttp://www.asds.net/annualmeeting/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting is the most comprehensive educational experience for leaders in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, and general dermatology. More than 800 physicians and other health care professionals are expected to come to Washington, D.C. to increase their understanding of sophisticated innovations in dermatologic research, technology, products and services.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:23:44 GMTASDS Skin Expertshttp://www.asds.net/content.aspx?id=7243 <p> ASDS Skin Experts Learn about the latest skin condition and treatment news at the ASDS Blog. </p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:22:44 GMTMicrodermabrasion for Acne Scarshttp://www.asds.net/Microdermabrasion-for-Acne-Scars/ <p>In microdermabrasion, a special machine applies tine rough particles to remove the uppermost layer of skin from acne scars. The procedure is painless and non invasive. Benefits Non invasive Relatively inexpensive Safe for all skin types and colors Does not</p> Jolene KremerWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:57:22 GMTPatient Safety Hero Awardhttp://www.asds.net/outreach/awards/ <p>ASDSA Patient Safety Hero Awards</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:04:12 GMTWhat is a Skin Cancer Screening?http://www.asds.net/What-is-a-Skin-Cancer-Screening/ <p> Skin Cancer Facts Learn more about skin cancer or find a screening volunteer Skin cancer information Skin cancer treatments Skin cancer self exam kit What is a skin cancer screening? (PDF) 10 skin cancer myths debunked Do's</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:05:52 GMTSkin Cancer Self-Exam Kithttp://www.asds.net/self-exam/ <p>More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States every year. An equal opportunity cancer, skin cancer can affect people of any race, sex or age. In fact, melanoma, the deadliest form</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:05:01 GMT10 Skin Cancer Myths Debunkedhttp://www.asds.net/10-Skin-Cancer-Myths-Debunked/ <p>1. I am not at risk to get skin cancer because my routine doesn't include any outdoor activities.False. Dermatologists find that brief sun exposures throughout the year can add up to significant damage for people with fair skin. These brief</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:03:50 GMTMohs Surgery for Skin Cancerhttp://www.asds.net/Mohs-Surgery-for-Skin-Cancer/ <p>Mohs surgery involves removing the visible skin cancer and layers of adjacent skin and soft tissue to facilitate microscopic examination of the excised tissue. Meticulous maps are created to follow tumor extensions, and excisions are sequentially continued until no cancer</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:02:14 GMTSkin Cancer Informationhttp://www.asds.net/SkinCancerInformation.aspx <p>One out of every five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. However, with early detection and treatment, most skin cancers are completely curable.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:01:11 GMTLaser Therapy for Unwanted Tattooshttp://www.asds.net/_PublicResources.aspx?id=6073 <p>Laser therapy – also called laser surgery and laser rejuvenation – has become the preferred treatment for tattoo removal since it offers a low risk option with minimal side effects. The dermatologic surgeon removes the tattoo by using high intensity</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:59:44 GMTSclerotherapy for Spider Veinshttp://www.asds.net/Sclerotherapy-for-Spider-Veins/ Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins performed by a dermatologic surgeon. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:58:27 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Spider Veinshttp://www.asds.net/Laser-light-Therapy-for-Spider-Veins/ Laser/light therapy is a non-toxic and non-invasive therapy that uses light energy to destroy unwanted cells and veins. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:57:23 GMTSpider Veinshttp://www.asds.net/Spider-Veins/ <p>Spider veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. They usually pose no health hazard, but may produce a dull aching in the legs after prolonged standing and indicate more severe venous disease.<br /></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:41 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Scarshttp://www.asds.net/Laser-Resurfacing-for-Scars/ Laser resurfacing uses a laser to send out brief pulses of high-energy light that are absorbed by water and substances in the skin. The heat energy from the laser vaporizes thin sections of skin, layer by layer. New, fresher skin grows over the treated area resulting in an improved appearance. The procedure also heats the layers underneath to promote collagen production, which stimulates skin in the treatment area to heal in a smoother, more even appearance. Laser resurfacing is most effective for treating superficial scars caused by acne, surgery or trauma that are not growing or getting thicker.<br /> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:53:19 GMTLaser/Light Therapy for Scarshttp://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Scars/ Laser/light therapy is a non-ablative treatment option that uses an intense but gentle beam of light to treat scars without damaging surrounding tissue. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:18 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Scarshttp://www.asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Scars/ Soft-tissue fillers – injections commercially known as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra – can be used to temporarily improve the appearance of depressed scars. Soft-tissue fillers are a good choice only for scars that are significantly depressed so they can be elevated by the filler.<br /> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:32:36 GMTDermabrasion for Scarshttp://www.asds.net/Dermabrasion-for-Scars/ Dermabrasion, sometimes known as dermaplaning, is a procedure that “refinishes” the top layers of skin through controlled surgical scraping. The new skin typically appears smoother and refreshed. Outcomes can be dramatic and long-lasting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:12:49 GMTScarshttp://www.asds.net/Scars/ <p>Whether from injury, surgery, burns or acne, scarring is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. Learn more about treatment options for scars available from your dermatologic surgeon. </p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:58 GMTHair Losshttp://www.asds.net/Hair-Loss/ <p>Hair loss can be treated by dermatologic surgeons with a hair transplantation – a procedure in which hair is removed from permanent hair bearing regions in the rim hair of balding individuals (the “donor” area) and transferred to bald or balding</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:10:24 GMTCryolipolysis for Excess Fathttp://www.asds.net/Cryolipolysis-for-Excess-Fat/ <p>Cryolipolysis, also known as "fat freezing" or by the product name CoolSculpting, is a new procedure that involves the non invasive cooling of body fat to break down fat cells, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:06:17 GMTFat Transfers for Aging Handshttp://www.asds.net/Fat-Transfers-for-Aging-Hands/ Is a fat transfer the right treatment for your aging hands? Fat transfers use processed fat from the patient’s own body to re-contour and smooth the patient’s hands. Find out more about what a dermatologic surgeon can offer you. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:59:25 GMTVaricose Veinshttp://www.asds.net/Varicose-Veins/ <p>Spider veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. They usually pose no health hazard, but may produce a dull aching in the legs after prolonged standing and indicate more severe venous disease.<br /></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:57:12 GMTFacial Rednesshttp://www.asds.net/Facial-Redness/ Find out about facial redness and what treatment options are available from your dermatologic surgeon. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:55:39 GMT