Consumers: Dermatologists have greatest influence

Influencers blog

Dermatologists have the training to perform cosmetic medical procedures with excellent results, and that expertise has earned the trust of their patients. In the 2015 ASDS consumer survey, patients and prospective patients say dermatologists have the greatest influence in their decisions to have a cosmetic medical procedure. The percentage of respondents who identified dermatologists as [...]

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ASDS consumer survey reveals preferences, motivations

2015 Consumer Survey infographic

The 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures provides a treasure trove of data that help explain why half of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure and to whom they are turning to achieve their desired results. Among the notable revelations: The top three reasons consumers choose cosmetic procedures are to look as young [...]

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Abundant uses for laser, light and energy treatments


Laser, light and energy-based devices provide dermatologists with a seemingly endless array of options to treat their patients. “Lasers and other energy sources have become effective for many procedures with minimal downtime and minimal pain,” said ASDS President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA. “Hair removal, tattoo removal, sun-damage repair, wrinkle and scar improvement, brown spot [...]

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More people choosing to never shave or wax again

Laser hair removal

Unwanted hair – no matter where it is located on the body – can make us self-conscious about how we look and what we are wearing. That goes double during summertime when we are enjoying time outdoors, often wearing swimsuits. There are plenty of ways to go about temporarily removing unwanted hair, but permanently removing [...]

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ASDS fights rising skin cancer rates


Despite factors such as longer life expectancies and a societal emphasis on tanning – which contribute to rising skin cancer rates – ASDS members are determined to not only diagnose and treat the disease but help prevent it. Skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure by ASDS members for the fourth year in a [...]

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