Consumers: Dermatologists have greatest influence

Dermatologists have the training to perform cosmetic medical procedures with excellent results, and that expertise has earned the trust of their patients. In the 2015 ASDS consumer survey, patients and prospective patients say dermatologists have the greatest influence in their decisions to have a cosmetic medical procedure. The percentage of respondents who identified dermatologists as […]

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ASDS consumer survey reveals preferences, motivations

The 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures provides a treasure trove of data that help explain why half of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure and to whom they are turning to achieve their desired results. Among the notable revelations: The top three reasons consumers choose cosmetic procedures are to look as young […]

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Dynamically cooled laser treats visible facial veins safely, effectively

They may not cause any harm, but many patients are distressed by visible blue and green surface veins on the face, said Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., a leading expert on vein treatments. A new non-invasive therapy that uses a dynamically cooled laser is proving safe and effective with minimal side effects, he said. He and […]

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Foam therapy effective on hand and chest veins

Foam therapy treatments are safe and effective for veins on the hands and chest, according to Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., a leading expert on vein treatments. Patients also are satisfied with the treatments, according to studies Dr. Goldman conducted with other dermatologic surgeons. Foam sclerotherapy involves mixing an injectable sclerosant solution with air or carbon […]

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Treatment for Varicose Veins Takes Step Forward

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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