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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ASDS survey shows dermatologic surgeons keeping busy


The results are in: Dermatologic surgeons continue to be the go-to authorities for numerous cosmetic procedures. Recent survey results show ASDS members performed 6.4 million cosmetic procedures in 2014 – ranging from injectable wrinkle-relaxers and soft-tissue fillers to laser/light/energy-based procedures and body sculpting. The top cosmetic treatments in 2014 were: • Laser/light/energy-based procedures: 2.7 million [...]

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Finally! A consensus on how basal cell skin cancer should be treated


With nearly 3 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the U.S. each year, a new set of consensus treatment recommendations couldn’t come at a better time. The result of this first-ever comprehensive literature review and evaluation of all treatment methods by a panel of expert dermatologic surgeons: surgical options are recommended over [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: More important now than ever

The consequences of sun worship command extra attention during the month of May, and the latest data show there is much education still to be done. Unfortunately, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is more necessary than ever. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of [...]

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