Root Your Practice <p>Marketing your practice is a necessary evil. We’d all just like to concentrate on patients, but there has to be patients to see in the first place. Whenever we see a competitor’s ad, insecurity takes over and we ask ourselves—“Should I be doing the same? Will I lose patients to the guy down the block?”</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:04:40 GMTPractice Management, Marketing and Social Media Geared toward dermatology office staff and dermatologists alike, this session will cover key practice management tips with a special focus on use of social media for optimal marketing and communications. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:59:29 GMTFuture Leaders Network <p>The Future Leaders Network creates opportunities for young and mid-career professionals to enhance their leadership skills and prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in dermatological surgery. The one-year curriculum includes programs for mentors and young leaders, and incorporates leadership and project management training exercises working with a professional facilitator. Hands-on learning through work on a focused project impacting ASDS and dermatological surgery helps put skills learned into action.</p> <p></p> <p>To be selected, participants must meet the eligibility requirements, demonstrate specific leadership competencies, and be able to commit to the year-long program. </p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:00 GMTResearch Assistance <p>ASDS offers a growing library of resources for novice and seasoned investigators. Consent form template How to write a paper IRB resources Research project checklist Research protocol template Research budget template Statistics resources Useful links to funding sources </p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:50:59 GMTCutting Edge Research Grant Program (CERG) <p>The Cutting Edge <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)">Research</span></span> Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)">research</span></span> and the transfer of new technologies from the <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)">research</span></span> settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded over $940,000 in clinical <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,0)">research</span></span> funding in surgical oncology, lasers, botulinum toxins, fillers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. </p> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:45:47 GMTASDS Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposium <p> Registration coming soon PDF Registration form coming soon Registration policy Cancellation Refund policy Americans with Disabilities Act Accreditation and CME statement Faculty forms and resources Exhibit at these courses Dallas, TX</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:27:32 GMTComment Letters ASDSA Comment Letters and Coalition Updates Tracy ColinFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:09:14 GMTState-by-State Tanning Restrictions <p> </p> Tracy ColinThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:39:17 GMT10 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> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:52:35 GMTVisiting Professor Program <p>The ASDS is pleased to announce the first Visiting Professors: E. Victor Ross, MD, Mitch Goldman, MD, Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, R. Rox Anderson, MD, Harold J. Brody, MD, Thomas E. Rohrer, MD.</p> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:49:17 GMTLaser Surgery for Skin Cancer <p>Cancerous growths are removed by vaporizing the top layers of skin with a laser. This technique is used for superficial basal and squamous cell skin cancers as well as pre cancerous conditions. Why choose laser surgery for skin cancer Laser</p> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:19:08 GMTCryosurgery for Skin Cancer <p>In cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and therefore eliminate early basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Why choose cryosurgery for skin cancer Cryosurgery should be considered by patients with medical conditions that complicate the consideration of more invasive surgical</p> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:16:50 GMTWide-local Excision for Skin Cancer <p>In wide local excision, the skin cancer and a small margin of healthy tissue around it is cut out, usually in a football shaped ellipse. Once the tissue has been removed, the edges of the wound are sutured together. The</p> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:15:59 GMTMohs 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> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:14:33 GMTSkin Cancer Information <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> Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:12:54 GMTUltrasound Therapy for Wrinkles Ultrasound therapy – commercially known as Ultherapy – improves the appearance of wrinkles by depositing focused ultrasound energy below the surface to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen, the natural protein that gives skin its youthful firmness and elasticity. Skin begins to lift and tone over time. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:59:05 GMTFat Transfers for Wrinkles Fat transfers use processed fat from the patient’s own body to treat a wrinkled area of skin. The procedure also is known as microlipoinjection or autologous fat transplantation. Fat cells are removed by liposuction from the donor area – usually from around the navel or from the thighs or buttocks – using a small needle attached to a syringe. The fat cells are cleansed and processed, and then injected into the wrinkled area using a blunt needle and syringe. Because there is a fairly high rate of re-absorption of the fat cells into the body, the doctor will likely overfill the treated area. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:58:29 GMTMicrodermabrasion for Wrinkles In microdermabrasion, a special machine applies tiny rough particles to remove the uppermost layer of skin. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. Multiple sessions may be required in some cases. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:57:55 GMTNon-ablative Laser Resurfacing for Wrinkles In non-ablative resurfacing, fractional lasers deliver heat into the skin through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as microthermal treatment zones. The treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells and deposits heat deep into the dermis to tighten skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. Surrounding tissue is unaffected. The fractional approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated. Healthy tighter skin grows to replace wrinkled skin. This approach lessens the recovery period and reduces the number of complications that can occur. Multiple sessions are needed in some cases. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:57:23 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Wrinkles Laser/light therapy is a non-toxic and non-invasive therapy that uses light energy to repair and regenerate skin cells. The procedure reduces the need for medication, improves the outcomes for treated skin conditions and increases the recovery rates of affected tissues. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:56:51 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Wrinkles Soft-tissue fillers (commercially known as Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra and Voluma) contain some form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Collagen, once the most common substance used in soft-tissue fillers, is rarely used today. The effect typically lasts about six to 24 months. After that, additional injections are required to maintain the effect. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:56:14 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Wrinkles Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a wand-like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin. It is sometimes referred to as “laser peeling” since it removes old skin cells in order to reveal newer, more youthful cells. Since the technique uses a laser, an ASDS dermatologist has precise control over the depth of treatment, lessening complications to surrounding tissue. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:55:28 GMTNeuromodulators for Wrinkles Neuromodulator injections of botulinum toxin type A (commercially known as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) can improve frown lines, deep wrinkles in between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:54:51 GMTDermabrasion for Wrinkles Dermabrasion, sometimes known as dermaplaning, is a procedure that removes skin wrinkles through controlled surgical scraping. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:54:11 GMTChemical Peels for Wrinkles Chemical peels improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. Jolene KremerTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:53:30 GMT