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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“Never say never” – Michelle Obama open to cosmetic procedures

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She’s the picture of good health and beauty on her 50th birthday – and it’s no surprise. Michelle Obama has always stressed the importance of everyone taking care of themselves and eating healthy. Part of her secret is making sure she gets regular health check-ups, exercising frequently and eating a balanced diet with lots of [...]

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We asked, you answered: And the most sought non-invasive cosmetic procedures are …

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Did you know that microdermabrasion treatments, wrinkle-relaxing injections, chemical peels and laser/light procedures rank as the top four cosmetic treatments that consumers seek? This and other findings of the 2013 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures –a blind online survey of more than 6,300 consumers asked for opinions on cosmetic treatments in general and [...]

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Is that bargain-priced cosmetic procedure really a bargain?

Cosmetic procedures

With the proliferation these days of spas, salons and walk-in clinics offering cosmetic treatments at what seems like bargain-basement prices, it’s important to remember these treatments are medical procedures. Serious side effects – including burns, scars and pigmentation disorders – can occur when consumers visit non-physicians or physicians who do not specialize in dermatology for [...]

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