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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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  • Whether you’re fighting aging skin or skin cancer, no one is more qualified to help than a dermatologic surgeon. Each year, these skilled ASDS members provide 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments. 

    About ASDS members 

    Dermatologic surgeons have been the pioneers and leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery. In fact, the science of many of the cosmetic surgery procedures and skin cancer treatments performed today were either originated or enhanced by dermatologic surgeons, including:

     
    • Laser surgery for birthmarks
    • Liposuction using local anesthesia
    • Hair transplantations
    • The use of many filler substances
    • Most chemical peeling treatments
    • Neuromodulator therapy
    • Laser hair removal
    • Laser resurfacing for wrinkles

  • Dermatologic Surgery

    Dermatologic surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medically necessary and cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, veins, mucous membranes and adjacent tissues by various surgical, reconstructive, cosmetic and non-surgical methods. The purpose of dermatologic surgery is to repair and/or improve the function and cosmetic appearance of skin tissue.




  • Conditions

    ASDS members treat a variety of conditions to protect and enhance the look and health of the skin – from skin cancer and varicose veins to acne scars, sun-damaged skin, age spots and cellulite.  

    Choose a Condition

  • Treatments and Procedures

    ASDS members combine the widest range of options with expert knowledge so you can look and feel your best. Choose from laser and light procedures, body sculpting, wrinkle-relaxing injections, soft-tissue fillers, vein treatments, chemical peels and more. 

    Choose a Treatment or Procedure

  • Skin Cancer

    One out of every five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. However, with early detection and treatment, most skin cancers are completely curable.




  • Skin Care

    While dermatologists can now prevent, maintain and even restore a youthful appearance to men and women of nearly all ages, it's important to remember that healthy skin and good skin care habits begin in childhood and can help in the development of self-confidence and positive self-esteem.

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