Treatment for Varicose Veins Takes Step Forward

Vein expert Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, discusses vein treatments.

New therapies – including a new foam treatment that became commercially available in August – are leading to more effective leg vein treatments, according to Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D, a leading expert on vein treatments and 2013-14 President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Treatment of large leg varicose veins has taken a big [...]

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Beyond faces: Body makeovers gaining popularity

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Dermatologic surgeons are seeing unprecedented interest in non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening, particularly from women, according to Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. Interest at her practice has increased 22 percent in the past year, she said, adding, “Fortunately, non-surgical, minimal-recovery treatments can achieve [...]

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Consumers: Why we’re waiting for cosmetic treatments

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While consumers are increasingly interested in cosmetic dermatologic procedures, a new survey reveals some are waiting to pick up the phone and make an appointment not only because of the cost but also because they “may not get the results” they are looking for and don’t know what practitioner to see. One observation addresses all [...]

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ASDS survey: Consumers want smooth skin, better tone

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Are you dismayed by the wrinkles and sagging skin you see when you look in the mirror? If so, you have plenty of company. Reducing wrinkles plus tighter and improved skin tone top the wish lists of consumers considering cosmetic treatments, according to just-released survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The top [...]

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ASDS survey: 52 percent of consumers considering cosmetic procedures

Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic skin treatments continue to gain in popularity, as five in 10 consumers report they are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to improve their appearance, according to just-released survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The number was just three in 10 in 2013. The top four procedures under consideration are: Ultrasound, laser, [...]

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