Roothttps://www.asds.net/rss/default.aspx?folderid=0Laser 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> Shannon AntinoriThu, 08 Dec 2016 22:21:55 GMTPosition Statements and White Papershttps://www.asds.net/position-statements/ <p>New Content</p> Emily NinnemannThu, 08 Dec 2016 21:00:01 GMTASDS Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposiumhttps://www.asds.net/Resident-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> Shannon AntinoriTue, 06 Dec 2016 18:42:41 GMTInternational Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Recognition Programhttps://www.asds.net/International-Fellowship-Recognition/ <p> More information Interested in the 2017 program? Fellowship Certificate Guidelines Applications for the 2017 International Fellowship Recognition Program will be accepted in Spring 2017. Program Description educational excellence in dermatologic surgery. The principal objective of</p> Shannon AntinoriTue, 06 Dec 2016 15:51:06 GMTDecember 2016 Advocacy Newshttps://www.asds.net/asdsa/mobilecontent.aspx?id=9837 <p> December 2016 | ASDSA&#160;monitoring developments for new Congress View this email in your browser&#160; </p> Emily NinnemannTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:34:32 GMTDecember 2016 Advocacy Newshttps://www.asds.net/news-room.aspx?id=9836 <p> December 2016 | ASDSA&#160;monitoring developments for new Congress View this email in your browser </p> Emily NinnemannTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:30:36 GMTMohs Surgery for Skin Cancerhttps://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> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:58:06 GMTMicropigmentation for Vitiligohttps://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.’ Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:19 GMTExcision and Punch Replacement Graft for Acne Scarshttps://www.asds.net/Excision-and-Punch-Replacement-Graft-for-Acne-Scars/ <p> In excision, the doctor cuts into the skin to remove the acne scar and then closes the wound with stitches. In punch replacement grafting, the doctor uses a round sharp tool matched to the size of the scar to</p> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:30:02 GMTLiposuction for Excess Fathttps://www.asds.net/Liposuction-for-Excess-Fat/ <p>In liposuction, a surgeon uses a hollow tube known as a cannula to remove pockets of excess fat from various parts of the body. The cannula is inserted through small incisions made in the skin. &gt;In some procedures, the fat</p> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:26:52 GMTCryolipolysis for Excess Fathttps://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> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:07:40 GMTLaser/Light Therapy for Scarshttps://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. Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:39:47 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Scarshttps://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 /> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:38:16 GMTNeuromodulators for Frown Lines and Forehead Furrowshttps://www.asds.net/Neuromodulators-for-Frown-Lines-and-Forehead-Furrows/ <p>Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – can be used to treat frown lines. A minute amount of the neuromodulators is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. </p> Shannon AntinoriMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:19:10 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Frown Lines and Forehead Furrowshttps://www.asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Frown-Lines-and-Forehead-Furrows/ <p>As we age, the natural loss of the skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid and elasticity results in wrinkles and a loss of fullness in around the eyes and brow. The injection of soft-tissue fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, Belotero) can temporarily improve the skin’s appearance. </p> Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:29:19 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Wrinkleshttps://www.asds.net/Soft-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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:09:23 GMTASDS Educational Courseshttps://www.asds.net/courses/ <a title="REGISTER NOW" href="http://www.asds.net/_DoctorResources.aspx?id=6092">REGISTER NOW</a> for the Mastery of Lasers for Optimal Patient Outcomes course on April 20-21 in New York, N.Y. Experts will explore the latest technology and techniques - presenting the best practices, real-world examples and applications from their own experience - all with ample opportunity for questions, dialogue and networking. Jaimey WilmanFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:52:55 GMTEducation Insider: Education and Traininghttps://www.asds.net/educationresources/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) was founded in 1970 to promote excellence in the sub-specialty of dermatologic surgery and to foster the highest standards of patient care. As such, the Society recognized that quality education would need to be a central pillar of the organization. With over 4,700 members, the ASDS is the largest sub-specialty group in the field of dermatology and represents the fastest growing segment of dermatologic practice. The showcase of the Society’s educational efforts is its Annual Meeting, which takes place every fall.</p> Jaimey WilmanFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:52:28 GMTSclerotherapy for Varicose Veinshttps://www.asds.net/Sclerotherapy-for-Varicose-Veins/ Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein that causes it to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:39:02 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Wrinkleshttps://www.asds.net/Laser-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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:30:51 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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 19:51:42 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Wrinkleshttps://www.asds.net/Laser-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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:20 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Sun-damaged Skinhttps://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Sun-damaged-Skin/ 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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 17:45:17 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Aging Skinhttps://www.asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Aging-Skin/ <p>Overview As people age, the natural loss of the skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid and elasticity results in wrinkles and a loss of fullness in the face, especially around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jaw line, brow and nose. The injection of</p> Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 16:47:39 GMTChemical Peels for Sun-damaged Skinhttps://www.asds.net/Chemical-Peels-for-Sun-damaged-Skin/ Chemical peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged 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. Shannon AntinoriFri, 02 Dec 2016 16:38:27 GMT