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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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Skin Care at Every Age

Recent advances enable dermatologic surgeons to treat a variety of childhood and adult skin conditions that previously could not be corrected or required invasive procedures and a long recovery period.

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. 

Childhood

Skin problems can and often do appear at birth or early childhood. Congenital skin lesions, vascular birthmarks and moles may all be present in newborn babies and can be treated. Judicious use of medicine and surgery can yield dramatic, positive results in infants and children, precluding a lifetime of deformity and psychological distress.  

Adolescence 

The number one skin problem encountered by adolescents is acne. While virtually every teenager suffers through pimples and mild acne, more severe cases can cause major physical and emotional scarring. The good news is that there are numerous treatment options now available to treat acne scarring. 

Ages 20 to 29 

Even as you move into the full bloom of life, the first few signs of aging can begin to appear in this decade. Also, as adulthood begins, many individuals find themselves still dealing with some of the aftermath of adolescence, particularly in terms of acne scarring and unwanted, excess hair. This is also the time to think about wrinkle prevention! 

Ages 30 to 39 

Though still relatively minor, the passage of time will invariably begin to appear during this decade. Damage due to sun exposure, a few bulges around the belly or thighs, some lines on the forehead or around the eyes and mouth, and a growing number of facial veins and varicose or spider leg veins are likely to occur. At this stage, however, a prompt response to any skin change will almost always lead to a successful outcome. 

Ages 40 to 54 

They say life begins at 40. They ought to add that the signs of aging really begin at 40! However, this is no reason for you to succumb. People in this age group are more healthy, vital, active and downright youthful than ever before. Aggressive responses to sun-damaged skin and aesthetic blemishes can keep your face and body looking as healthy and young as you feel on the inside.  

Ages 55 and better 

Reaching age 55 usually means decades of good, healthy living ahead of you. Diet, exercise and annual check-ups can help take care of you on the inside, and your dermatologic surgeon can help take care of you on the outside.  

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