New videos in time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

PSA video art

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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Foam therapy effective on hand and chest veins

merged vein photo

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

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


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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