ASDS members report performing 22 percent more procedures in 2013

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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Top five things to consider before your injectable treatment

Are you thinking about having a cosmetic procedure or have you booked one? Then this “top five” list is for you! It can be daunting to undergo an injectable cosmetic procedure such as wrinkle-relaxing injections or soft-tissue fillers, especially if this is your first time. Often you can be worried about doing the right thing, [...]

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Eyelid procedure: Let’s look at what to expect

Do you feel like your eyes give you a tired appearance? That your eyelids are droopy? A surgical procedure called blepharoplasty is often the only way to lift and refresh your look. Dermatologic surgeons have refined blepharoplasty techniques so that this outpatient procedure can be accomplished with only local anesthesia under light sedation. What might [...]

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New developments in cellulite treatment

Cellulite is a common problem seen in 80 to 85 percent of women and has been extremely resistant to a wide array of treatments. It manifests as a mattress-like or orange peel appearance that has a complex origin, including expansion of subcutaneous fat, stiffened fibrous bands (septae) and skin laxity. Inflammation, hormones and genetic predispositions [...]

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Tattoo regret: Removing mistakes with laser technology

While a tattoo may be reminder of a past event or experience – or designed to indicate personality traits – a poll conducted in January 2012 by Harris Interactive reported that 1 in 8 tattooed American adults ultimately regret their decision. If you’re experiencing tattoo regret, the laser removal technology available today is your best [...]

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