• 2016-4-960

    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

  • 2016-3-960

    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

  • 2016-2-960

    3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

  • 2016-1-960

    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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Californians:  Have You Done Everything You Can to Advocate for Patient Safety?

ASDSA and CalDerm’s patient safety bill, AB 2566 (Carter), is now in Governor Schwarzenegger’s possession.  His office has indicated that he is considering vetoing the bill, despite the fact that it passed unanimously through the California State Legislature and has been supported by the Medical Board of California, as well as many state and national specialty organizations.  In the final hours before his office makes a decision on whether or not to veto this critical patient safety legislation, are you confident that you’ve done everything you can to help convince him to sign the bill into law?

 Have you:          

  • Sent anonymized patient photos and stories of patient injury incurred in illegal, non-physician-owned medspas to ASDSA Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Lisle Soukup at lsoukup@asds.net       
  • Made phone calls to any contacts you have that might have influence with the Governor’s Office to urge them to ask for his support  
  • Written your own, personalized (not just talking points) letter or email to Governor Schwarzenegger—talking points available here
  • Joined the Safe Patients CA cause on Facebook, and signed the petition to the Governor there.   
  • Spread the word--asked your friends, colleagues, and patients to take action on the issues above—particularly with regard to contacts in the Governor’s Office and patient injury photos and stories

Contact Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Lisle Soukup at lsoukup@asds.net or (847) 956-9126.








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