ASDS survey shows dermatologic surgeons keeping busy

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The results are in: Dermatologic surgeons continue to be the go-to authorities for numerous cosmetic procedures. Recent survey results show ASDS members performed 6.4 million cosmetic procedures in 2014 – ranging from injectable wrinkle-relaxers and soft-tissue fillers to laser/light/energy-based procedures and body sculpting. The top cosmetic treatments in 2014 were: • Laser/light/energy-based procedures: 2.7 million [...]

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Finally! A consensus on how basal cell skin cancer should be treated

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With nearly 3 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the U.S. each year, a new set of consensus treatment recommendations couldn’t come at a better time. The result of this first-ever comprehensive literature review and evaluation of all treatment methods by a panel of expert dermatologic surgeons: surgical options are recommended over [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: More important now than ever

The consequences of sun worship command extra attention during the month of May, and the latest data show there is much education still to be done. Unfortunately, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is more necessary than ever. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of [...]

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New videos in time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Skin cancer can be life-threatening – a message the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is driving home with a pair of powerful, new videos. The videos raise awareness about the need for men to adopt sun-protective behaviors and the dangers of indoor tanning.  ASDS members – as well as media outlets – are being encouraged [...]

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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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