Roothttps://www.asds.net/rss/default.aspx?folderid=0Mediahttps://www.asds.net/content.aspx?id=5820 <p>New Study: Dermatologists most qualified for skin cancer, cosmetic procedures Primary care physicians say dermatologists are better qualified than other specialists to perform skin cancer surgery as well as a variety of other cosmetic procedures. Learn More » Sun Safe Soccer vital in fight against skin </p> Katie AllodiFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:55:24 GMTMediahttps://www.asds.net/Media/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the source for scientific information on the surgical and interventional treatments of skin aging and skin disease. Contact the ASDS Communications Manager today at 847-956-0900 to connect with dynamic spokespeople and leaders in the profession.</p> Katie AllodiFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:52:27 GMTSUNucate finds success in first year, looks forward to 2018https://www.asds.net/2017SUNucateSuccess/ <p>ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., September 22, 2017 Model legislation created by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) that ensures children are protected from dangerous sun exposure at school and camp was immensely successful in its inaugural year. Better known</p> Katie AllodiFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:50:17 GMTCutting Edge Research Grant Program (CERG)https://www.asds.net/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 more than $1.3 million 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> Katie AllodiThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:31:05 GMTASDS Annual Meetinghttps://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 participate and increase their understanding of sophisticated innovations in dermatologic research, technology, products and services.</p> Steve SokniewiczWed, 20 Sep 2017 19:26:07 GMTNeuromodulatorshttps://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. Yamna IrfanMon, 18 Sep 2017 16:14:22 GMTVein treatmentshttps://www.asds.net/Vein-Treatments/ <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> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:44:49 GMTMicropigmentationhttps://www.asds.net/Micropigmentation-Info/ Micropigmentation, also known as permanent cosmetics, is the process of inserting colored pigments just beneath the skin’s surface. The process is similar to tattooing. Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:41:18 GMTMicrolipoinjectionhttps://www.asds.net/Microlipoinjection-Info/ Microlipoinjection is the transfer or recycling of fat from one body area to another. Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:40:25 GMTMicrodermabrasionhttps://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. Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:39:43 GMTLiposuctionhttps://www.asds.net/Liposuction-Info/ <p>You have dieted and exercised and there are still stubborn areas of fat that will not go away. Your reason for choosing liposuction may be as simple as just wanting to look better in your clothes. While liposuction is not</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:34:54 GMTLaser/light Therapyhttps://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-Info/ Laser/light therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses light energy to repair and regenerate damaged skin. Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:29:18 GMTLaser Resurfacinghttps://www.asds.net/LaserResurfacingInformation.aspx <p>Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers work by producing an intense beam of bright light that travels in one direction. The laser beam can gently vaporize and/or ablate skin tissue to improve wrinkles, scars and blemishes, seal blood vessels or cut skin tissue.<br />The laser has the unique ability to produce one specific color (wavelength) of light, which can be varied in its intensity and pulse duration. The newest laser systems have become remarkably precise and selective, allowing treatment results and safety levels not previously available.<br /></p> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:26:16 GMTDermabrasionhttps://www.asds.net/DermabrasionInformation.aspx <p>From the beginning of time, people suffering from the disfigurement of facial scarring have searched for ways to improve these imperfections. Thanks to refinements of a number of dermatologic surgical techniques, there are several safe, effective procedures available today to improve facial scarring, including dermabrasion or scar abrasion.</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:23:19 GMTCryosurgeryhttps://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. Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:20:22 GMTChemical Peelshttps://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> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:18:19 GMTCryolipolysishttps://www.asds.net/Cryolipolysis/ <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> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 16:04:04 GMTBlepharoplastyhttps://www.asds.net/_PublicResources.aspx?id=6057 <p>Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to the eye area. The upper and lower eyelids are lifted and loose or excess skin and fat tissue are removed from the eye area. The procedure is limited to the eyelids and may be combined with methods to improve other areas of the face. Brow lifts, which raise the eyebrows or keep them from sagging over the eyes, may be recommended to help improve the upper third of the face.<font style="font-size: 11pt;"></font></p> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 15:47:39 GMTAmbulatory Phlebectomyhttps://www.asds.net/AmbulatoryPhlebectomyInformation.aspx <p>Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that removes superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 06 Sep 2017 15:37:43 GMTInjectable Poly-l-lactic Acidhttps://www.asds.net/_PublicResources.aspx?id=9917 <p>What is injectable poly l lactic acid? Injectable poly l lactic acid (PLLA) is known commercially as Sculptra and Sculptra Aesthetic. The FDA has approved Sculptra since 2004 to treat lipoatrophy (thinning of the fat pads on the face) associated</p> Yamna IrfanTue, 05 Sep 2017 16:19:15 GMTAugust 2017 Advocacy Newshttps://www.asds.net/news-room.aspx?id=10363 <p> August 2017 | Members testify in support of SUNucate View this email in your browser </p> Emily NinnemannTue, 05 Sep 2017 13:34:06 GMTSeptember 2017 Advocacy Newshttps://www.asds.net/news-room.aspx?id=10362 <p> September 2017 | New resource shows value of dermatologic surgeons View this email in your browser&#160; </p> Emily NinnemannTue, 05 Sep 2017 13:29:12 GMTAcne Scarshttps://www.asds.net/Acne-Scars/ <p><font style="font-size: 11pt;">Millions of people suffer the ravages of acne scars long after adolescence has passed and the acne condition has faded. Likewise, chicken pox and other illnesses, as well as injuries, can produce scars that may cause self-consciousness and discomfort.</font></p> Yamna IrfanFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:25:50 GMTDermal Fillershttps://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. Yamna IrfanFri, 01 Sep 2017 16:42:11 GMTHair Transplantshttps://www.asds.net/HairRestorationInformation.aspx <p>Hair transplantation is 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 areas of the scalp (the “recipient” area). After initially falling out, the transplanted hair regrows, and will continue to grow in the new area for as long as it would have grown in the area from which it was taken. It also has the same color and other characteristics as the hair in the donor area from which it was taken.</p> Yamna IrfanThu, 31 Aug 2017 18:59:51 GMT