Roothttp://www.asds.net/rss/default.aspx?folderid=0ASDS 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> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:54:23 GMTComment Letters and Coalition Updateshttp://www.asds.net/commentletters.aspx ASDSA Comment Letters and Coalition Updates Tracy ColinThu, 21 Aug 2014 19:35:21 GMTExhibitor Listhttp://www.asds.net/_CorpPartners.aspx?id=7972 <p>Check out all the exhibitors you can visit at the 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting Nov. 6 9 in San Diego Company Booth # 3Gen, Inc. 328 Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 331 </p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:34:45 GMTASDSA Staff Directoryhttp://www.asds.net/ASDSA-staff-directory/ <p class="subhead"></p> <p class="sub_no_space"></p> <p>5550 Meadowbrook Dr.<br />Suite 120<br />Rolling Meadows, IL 60008<br />Phone: 847-956-0900<br />Fax: 847-956-0999</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:28:00 GMTMinnesota State Legislative Candidate Surveyhttp://www.asds.net/Minnesota-State-Legislative-Candidates-Survey/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association and the Minnesota Dermatological Society have partnered to present a state legislative candidates’ survey on issues important to our specialty. Please note We are not endorsing any specific candidates for office. Rather, we</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:49:45 GMTGeorgia State Legislative Candidate Surveyhttp://www.asds.net/Georgia-State-Legislative-Candidates-Survey/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association and the Georgia Society for Dermatology Dermatologic Surgery have partnered to present a state legislative candidates’ survey on issues important to our specialty. Please note We are not endorsing any specific candidates</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:48:39 GMTFlorida State Legislative Candidate Surveyhttp://www.asds.net/Florida-State-Legislative-Candidates-Survey/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery have partnered to present a state legislative candidates’ survey on issues important to our specialty. Please note We are not endorsing any specific candidates</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:47:45 GMTNeuromodulatorshttp://www.asds.net/Neuromodulator-Info/ Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin – commercially known as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin – that are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. The effects typically last about three months. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:16:40 GMTCryosurgeryhttp://www.asds.net/Cryosurgery-Info/ In cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to remove skin growths, fade age spots and treat early stage basal and squamous cell carcinomas. The doctor will apply frozen nitrogen using either a cotton swab or a spray device. The goal is to freeze the skin quickly and then allow it to slowly thaw to cause maximum destruction to targeted skin cells. In some cases, additional applications may be needed. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:01:12 GMTChemical Peelshttp://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx <p>Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin which is typically performed on the face, neck or hands. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.<br /></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:54:24 GMTDermal Fillershttp://www.asds.net/Dermal-Fillers-Info/ Dermal fillers – Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Voluma– contain some form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs throughout the body and skin, with the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler, while Sculptra contains L-poly-lactic acid. Fillers can be used to temporarily plump lips, raise depressed scars and level wrinkled skin. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:35:15 GMTMicrodermabrasionhttp://www.asds.net/Microdermabrasion-Info/ In microdermabrasion, a special machine applies a slightly rough applicator tip (either composed of tiny rough particles or a diamond tip) to the surface of the skin of the face or neck to remove the uppermost layer of skin. This results in a smoother skin texture. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. Multiple sessions may be required in some cases. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:06:20 GMTDermabrasion for Skin Growthshttp://www.asds.net/Dermabrasion-for-Skin-Growths/ Dermabrasion, sometimes known as dermaplaning, is a procedure that removes the wart, mole or skin tag through controlled surgical scraping. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:50:00 GMTDesiccation for Skin Growthshttp://www.asds.net/Desiccation-for-Skin-Growths/ Dessication, also known as electrodesiccation or electrosurgery, is a form of burning. The doctor uses an electric probe to destroy the skin growth through heat. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:49:26 GMTCryosurgery for Skin Growthshttp://www.asds.net/Cryosurgery-for-Skin-Growths/ In cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and kill warts and skin tags. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:48:26 GMTSkin Growthshttp://www.asds.net/Skin-Growths/ <p>Skin growths are a benign condition that consists of a lump of tissue projecting out from surrounding skin. </p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:47:17 GMTVitiligohttp://www.asds.net/Vitiligo/ Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines color. The disease evolves slowly with enlarging white irregular patches on the skin. The most common areas affected by vitiligo are above the eyes and on the neck, armpits, elbows, genitalia, hands and knees. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:50:04 GMTMicropigmentation for Vitiligohttp://www.asds.net/Micropigmentation-for-Vitiligo/ Micropigmentation involves implanting small particles of natural pigment under the skin similar to a tattoo. The procedure is sometimes called ‘permanent cosmetics.’ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:38 GMTStretch Markshttp://www.asds.net/Stretch-Marks/ Stretch marks are caused when pregnancy stretches belly skin. The condition is hereditary, so women whose mothers had stretch marks following pregnancy are likely to acquire them as well. Stretch marks also can occur after a large amount of weight is gained or lost. They may also develop after taking certain strong medications such as steroids. Stretch marks can appear pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery-white color. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:36:51 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Stretch Markshttp://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Stretch-Marks/ Laser/light therapy is a non-toxic and non-invasive therapy that uses light energy to repair and regenerate skin cells. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:31:20 GMTNon-ablative Laser Therapy for Skin Lesionshttp://www.asds.net/Non-Ablative-Laser-Therapy-for-Skin-Lesions/ In non-ablative skin resurfacing, a device called a fractional laser delivers precise microbeams of laser light into the lower layers of skin, creating deep, narrow columns of tissue coagulation. Coagulated tissue in the treatment area stimulates a natural healing process that results in fast growth of healthy new tissue. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:59 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Skin Lesionshttp://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Skin-Lesions/ 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 skin conditions treated and increases the recovery rates of affected tissues. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:32:49 GMTDermabrasion for Skin Lesionshttp://www.asds.net/Dermabrasion-for-Skin-Lesions/ Dermabrasion, sometimes known as dermaplaning, is a procedure that removes the skin lesion through controlled surgical scraping. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:31:58 GMTSkin Lesionshttp://www.asds.net/Skin-Lesions/ A skin lesion is an abnormal lump, bump, ulcer, sore or colored area on the skin. Common skin lesions include moles and actinic keratosis, among others. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:31:15 GMTFlorida State House Candidateshttp://www.asds.net/state-societies.aspx?id=8160 <p>R=Republican Party of Florida D=Florida Democratic Party W=Write In N=No Party Affiliation L=Libertarian Party of Florida G=The Green Party of Florida, Inc. State House District 1 Clay Ingram (R) Gloria Robertson Wiggins (D) State House District 2 C.V. Ford (R)</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:16:24 GMT