Understanding the difference between “off-label” and “contra-indicated”

ASDS Blog

Terms used frequently in medical conversation can easily be misunderstood by the average person. Two of these commonly confused terms are “off-label” and “contra-indicated.” Let’s start with “off-label.” What does it mean? Does it mean something is illegal? Used in the wrong way? Something that has gone bad like outdated food or medicines? “Off-label is [...]

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ExpertInjector program to educate consumers on proper medical training for injectables providers

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

When faced with the decision of choosing an injector for cosmetic treatments such as soft-tissue fillers or wrinkle-relaxing injections, many consumers are motivated by factors such as peer influence or even the price of treatment. As consumer advocates, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and NewBeauty magazine stress the importance of choosing an injector based on [...]

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Survey: Soft-tissue fillers top rated by consumers; dermatologic surgeons chosen most for procedure

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Consumers are satisfied with soft-tissue filler treatments 92 percent of the time, a procedure they seek more often from dermatologic surgeons than other providers, according to survey data released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The first-ever ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures asked more than 6,300 consumers for their opinions on cosmetic [...]

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Survey: Consumers most satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Consumers are satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections 92 percent of the time, a procedure they seek more often from dermatologic surgeons than other providers, according to survey data released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The first-ever ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures asked more than 6,300 consumers for their opinions on cosmetic treatments in [...]

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Anxious about going ‘under the knife’?

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Sagging facial features are a common reason people see their dermatologic surgeons. Some of these patients, however, aren’t ready to go “under the knife” or have anxiety about needles or anesthesia. Other patients have medical concerns or take medications that preclude them from having surgery. Those patients may want to consider a non-invasive technology such [...]

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