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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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Treatments and Procedures

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ASDS dermatologists are experts in performing a wide range of treatments and procedures to treat the health, function and beauty of skin throughout every stage of life. They are the premier medical specialists trained to treat skin and soft tissue in both medically necessary and cosmetic surgical and non-surgical methods.

Access the links to the left or below to learn more about dermabrasion, chemical peels, liposuction and other common treatments and procedures.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure developed by dermatologic surgeons that removes superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.


A blepharoplasty is a procedure for droopy eyelids where the upper and lower eyelids are lifted and loose or excess skin and fat tissue are removed from the eye area.


Also known as Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subscision (TS-GS), Cellfina is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared device used for improving the appearance of cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs in a single treatment session.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing new, smoother skin. Chemical peels are appropriate for acne scars, aging skin, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentationmelasma, scars, sun-damaged skin, sagging skin and wrinkles.


Cryolipolysis, also known as "fat freezing" or by the product name CoolSculpting, is a new procedure that involves the non-invasive cooling of excess body fat to break down fat cells, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues.


In cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to remove skin growths, fade age spots and treat early stage basal and squamous cell carcinomas.


Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. Dermabrasion is appropriate for acne scars, age spots, crow’s feet, scars, skin growths, skin lesions, sun-damaged skin and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers temporarily plump lips, raise depressed scars and level wrinkled skin. Dermal fillers are appropriate for acne scars, aging skin, crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead furrows, scars and wrinkles.

Hair Transplants

During a hair transplant, hair follicles are removed from a part of the scalp where hair is more dense and transplanted to an area where there has been hair loss.

Injectable Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Injectable calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler, Radiesse, is a biocompatible, dermal filler which is FDA approved to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. It can also be used to improve the signs of facial fat loss associated with the HIV virus.

Injectable Deoxycholic Acid 

Injectable Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid naturally found in the body, which breaks down and absorbs fats in one’s diet. Kybella is a nonsurgical, FDA-approved, commercially available injectable deoxycholic acid used for contouring and improving the appearance of submental fullness. 

Injectable Hyaluronic Acid

Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of temporary dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally through out the body, with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes and skin. In the skin, hyaluronic acid attracts water, which allows the skin to become more hydrated.

Injectable Poly-l-lactic Acid

Injectable poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) is known commercially as Sculptra and Sculptra Aesthetic. The FDA approved Sculptra in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy (thinning of the fat pads on the face) associated with the HIV virus.

Injectable Polymethylmethacrylate + Bovine Collagen Filler

Injectable polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) with bovine collagen is known as Bellafill. The FDA approved PMMA in 2006 to treat nasolabial folds, “smile lines."

Laser/light Therapy

Laser/light therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses light energy to repair and regenerate damaged skin. Laser/light therapy can be used to treat acne scars, birthmarks, facial redness, hyperpigmentation, melasma, scars, skin lesions, spider veins, sun-damaged skin, unwanted hair and wrinkles.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin or treat minor facial flaws by removing layers of skin. Laser resurfacing is appropriate for acne scars, age spots, crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, sagging skin, scars, sun-damaged skin and wrinkles.


In liposuction, a surgeon uses a hollow tube known as a cannula to remove pockets of excess fat from various parts of the body.


In microdermabrasion, a special machine applies a slightly rough applicator tip to the surface of the skin of the face or neck to remove the uppermost layer of skin, resulting in a smoother skin texture. Microdermabrasion may be used for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun-damaged skin or wrinkles.


Microlipoinjection is the transfer or recycling of fat from one body area to another and it may be used to treat aging hands, facial volume loss, frown lines and scars.


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. Micropigmentation is used to treat scars or vitiligo.

Microwave Thermolysis

Microwave thermolysis is a non-invasive procedure used to treat excessive sweating.

Neck Lift

Neck lifts are a surgical option to improve the appearance of the neck. Results are typically long-lasting.


Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin that relax the underlying muscle, smoothing out the appearance of skin. Neuromodulator injections are used to treat aging skin, crow’s feet, excessive sweating, frown lines and forehead furrows, sagging skin and wrinkles.

Non-ablative Laser Rejuvenation

Non-ablative laser rejuvenation uses a laser to approve the appearance of skin by creating heat without injuring the surface of the skin. It may be used to for age spots, scars, sun-damaged skin or wrinkles.

Non-invasive Body Contouring

There are several non-invasive options for excess fat removal including low level laser therapy, ultrasound, or radiofrequency.

Non-invasive Skin Tightening Treatments 

Non-invasive skin tightening procedures are non-surgical devices used to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Overtime, these devices work to shrink tissue, which has lost its tone and elasticity.

Vein treatments 

There are a number of treatment options that minimize or remove the varicose or spider vein, most typically on the face or legs, so its function can be quickly taken over by healthy veins. Treatments include: sclerotherapy of varicose veins and sclerotherapy of spider veins, radio frequency ablation of varicose veins and ambulatory phlebectomy.

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