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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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Benefits of Membership


ASDS membership is the single, most powerful means to enhance the image of your practice among consumers and to advance your skills and understanding of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic procedures. From continuing education to advocacy to public education efforts, ASDS connects you to resources that deliver results and help you succeed today and into the future.

Just a few of the benefits ASDS members enjoy:

Be recognized as an expert

Influential programs–including the ASDS branding campaign, public education programs and media relations efforts–help shape public opinion that ASDS members are the providers of choice and leading authorities on skin procedures.

Learn the latest techniques to optimize patient outcomes

From the ASDS Annual Meeting to hands on procedural courses to innovative one-on-one mentorships, you have intimate access to training by ASDS experts.

Join the fight to protect your practice on legislative issues

Representing specialists for all dermatologic procedures, ASDS can effectively respond to proposed regulations, providing lawmakers with a unified perspective on issues as varied as fair reimbursement, scope of practice, patient safety, and more.

Professional support

Enjoy the camaraderie and peer collaboration of nearly 5,900 ASDS members you can turn to for information and advice.

Free Dermatologic Surgery journal

This top-ranked subspecialty journal, with online access, provides expansive and in-depth reviews of advances in cosmetic and reconstructive cutaneous surgery.

Free ASDS Currents newsletter

Specialty news covering practice management issues, improving patient care and the latest legislative updates is delivered to you bimonthly.



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