Facial rejuvenation top cosmetic treatments: survey

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These days, dermatologic surgeons have plenty of techniques at the ready to easily smooth wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and get rid of those unsightly leg veins. And a new survey finds that consumers are increasingly taking advantage of this expertise. Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery performed nearly 6.5 million cosmetic treatments last [...]

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Multiple treatments safe for forehead ‘11’ wrinkles: study

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Good news for those of us with wrinkles between the eyebrows where we seem to be wearing the number “11” on our foreheads! A new study shows that multiple treatments of the wrinkle-relaxing injectable Dysport for those lines are not only well-tolerated and effective but also show no evidence of cumulative safety issues. The study [...]

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Skin cancer cases continue to rise: ASDS survey

Protection from the sun with sunscreen is a major factor in preventing skin cancer.

Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members, but the number of cases also continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the [...]

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ASDS member’s free skin cancer screenings get results

Burt Steffes, MD, screens a patient for skin cancer.

In real estate, the axiom is “location, location, location.” ASDS member Burt Steffes, MD, knows that adage also applies to access to preventive screenings for dangerous skin lesions. Yet another patient with an advanced skin cancer tumor had come to his Fond du Lac, Wis., office for help. Dr. Steffes observed that this patient – [...]

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ASDS members report performing 22 percent more procedures in 2013

2013 Procedures Survey Results

ASDS members performed nearly 22 percent more medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2013 than in 2012, with increases reported in every category – from skin cancer to body sculpting and wrinkle treatments. The 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, released Feb. 10, shows members performed nearly 9.5 million treatments – up from about 8 [...]

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