Roothttps://asds.net/rss/default.aspx?folderid=0ASDS Annual Meetinghttps://asds.net/annualmeeting/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting is the most comprehensive educational experience for leaders in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, and general dermatology. More than 800 physicians and other health care professionals are expected to come to Washington, D.C. to increase their understanding of sophisticated innovations in dermatologic research, technology, products and services.</p> Yamna IrfanThu, 23 Feb 2017 18:03:13 GMTCellulitehttps://asds.net/_PublicResources.aspx?id=9905 <p> Cellulite is the appearance of dimpling and textural irregularities, which occurs on the buttocks, thighs and occasionally abdomen of women. Infrequently men will develop cellulite. Cellulite can occur in patients who are under, at or above their goal weight</p> Katie AllodiThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:49:50 GMTDermal Fillershttps://asds.net/Dermal-Fillers-Info/ Dermal fillers – Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Voluma– contain some form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs throughout the body and skin, with the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler, while Sculptra contains L-poly-lactic acid. Fillers can be used to temporarily plump lips, raise depressed scars and level wrinkled skin. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 20:20:55 GMTNeuromodulatorshttps://asds.net/Neuromodulator-Info/ Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin – commercially known as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin – that are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. The effects typically last about three months. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 20:19:53 GMTSclerotherapy for Spider Veinshttps://asds.net/Sclerotherapy-for-Spider-Veins/ Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins performed by a dermatologic surgeon. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 20:18:24 GMTExcision and Punch Replacement Graft for Acne Scarshttps://asds.net/Excision-and-Punch-Replacement-Graft-for-Acne-Scars/ <p> In excision, the doctor cuts into the skin to remove the acne scar and then closes the wound with stitches. In punch replacement grafting, the doctor uses a round sharp tool matched to the size of the scar to</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:45:57 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Age Spotshttps://asds.net/Laser-Resurfacing-for-Age-Spots/ <span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Ablative laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a wand-like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin. </span>Find out why laser resurfacing may be the right treatment for your age spots. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:34:00 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Scarshttps://asds.net/Laser-Resurfacing-for-Scars/ Laser resurfacing uses a laser to send out brief pulses of high-energy light that are absorbed by water and substances in the skin. The heat energy from the laser vaporizes thin sections of skin, layer by layer. New, fresher skin grows over the treated area resulting in an improved appearance. The procedure also heats the layers underneath to promote collagen production, which stimulates skin in the treatment area to heal in a smoother, more even appearance. Laser resurfacing is most effective for treating superficial scars caused by acne, surgery or trauma that are not growing or getting thicker.<br /> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:32:46 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Wrinkleshttps://asds.net/Laser-Resurfacing-for-Wrinkles/ Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a wand-like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin. It is sometimes referred to as “laser peeling” since it removes old skin cells in order to reveal newer, more youthful cells. Since the technique uses a laser, an ASDS dermatologist has precise control over the depth of treatment, lessening complications to surrounding tissue. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:30:39 GMTLiposuction for Excess Fathttps://asds.net/Liposuction-for-Excess-Fat/ <p>In liposuction, a surgeon uses a hollow tube known as a cannula to remove pockets of excess fat from various parts of the body. The cannula is inserted through small incisions made in the skin. &gt;In some procedures, the fat</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:28:27 GMTMicropigmentation for Vitiligohttps://asds.net/Micropigmentation-for-Vitiligo/ Micropigmentation involves implanting small particles of natural pigment under the skin similar to a tattoo. The procedure is sometimes called ‘permanent cosmetics.’ Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:21:48 GMTMohs Surgery for Skin Cancerhttps://asds.net/Mohs-Surgery-for-Skin-Cancer/ <p>Mohs surgery involves removing the visible skin cancer and layers of adjacent skin and soft tissue to facilitate microscopic examination of the excised tissue. Meticulous maps are created to follow tumor extensions, and excisions are sequentially continued until no cancer</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:16:34 GMTNeuromodulators for Aging Skinhttps://asds.net/Neuromodulators-for-Aging-Skin/ <p>Overview Neuromodulators – wrinkle relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin – are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle,</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:15:33 GMTNeuromodulators for Wrinkleshttps://asds.net/Neuromodulators-for-Wrinkles/ Neuromodulator injections of botulinum toxin type A (commercially known as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) can improve frown lines, deep wrinkles in between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:14:52 GMTNeuromodulators for Frown Lines and Forehead Furrowshttps://asds.net/Neuromodulators-for-Frown-Lines-and-Forehead-Furrows/ <p>Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – can be used to treat frown lines. A minute amount of the neuromodulators is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. </p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:13:42 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Aging Skinhttps://asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Aging-Skin/ <p>Overview As people age, the natural loss of the skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid and elasticity results in wrinkles and a loss of fullness in the face, especially around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jaw line, brow and nose. The injection of</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:11:59 GMTSclerotherapy for Varicose Veinshttps://asds.net/Sclerotherapy-for-Varicose-Veins/ Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein that causes it to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:09:44 GMTNon-ablative Laser Resurfacing for Wrinkleshttps://asds.net/Non-ablative-Laser-Resurfacing-for-Wrinkles/ In non-ablative resurfacing, fractional lasers deliver heat into the skin through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as microthermal treatment zones. The treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells and deposits heat deep into the dermis to tighten skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. Surrounding tissue is unaffected. The fractional approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated. Healthy tighter skin grows to replace wrinkled skin. This approach lessens the recovery period and reduces the number of complications that can occur. Multiple sessions are needed in some cases. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:08:07 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Frown Lines and Forehead Furrowshttps://asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Frown-Lines-and-Forehead-Furrows/ <p>As we age, the natural loss of the skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid and elasticity results in wrinkles and a loss of fullness in around the eyes and brow. The injection of soft-tissue fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, Belotero) can temporarily improve the skin’s appearance. </p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:06:17 GMTSoft-tissue Fillers for Wrinkleshttps://asds.net/Soft-tissue-Fillers-for-Wrinkles/ Soft-tissue fillers (commercially known as Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra and Voluma) contain some form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Collagen, once the most common substance used in soft-tissue fillers, is rarely used today. The effect typically lasts about six to 24 months. After that, additional injections are required to maintain the effect. Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:57:59 GMTMasters Circuit: Laser, Skin, and Veinhttps://asds.net/MastersCircuit/ <p>Masters Circuit: Laser, Skin and Veins - June 3, 2017 Baltimore, MD</p> <p>Join the Weiss’ in their state-of-the-art office for this intensive one-day course on the latest advances in minimally-invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 22 Feb 2017 14:57:35 GMTEducation Insider: Education and Traininghttps://asds.net/educationresources/ <p>The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) was founded in 1970 to promote excellence in the sub-specialty of dermatologic surgery and to foster the highest standards of patient care. As such, the Society recognized that quality education would need to be a central pillar of the organization. With over 4,700 members, the ASDS is the largest sub-specialty group in the field of dermatology and represents the fastest growing segment of dermatologic practice. The showcase of the Society’s educational efforts is its Annual Meeting, which takes place every fall.</p> Cindy SommerfeldTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:47:13 GMTSKIN³: Re-Shape, Re-Fill, Re-Drapehttps://asds.net/Skin3/ <span style="FONT-SIZE: 16px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">This comprehensive course in skin resurfacing, injectable, </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 16px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">tightening and overall rejuvenation techniques provides </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 16px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">a concrete understanding of skin anatomy; how aging </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 16px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">changes the contours, muscle, fat and appearance of the </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 16px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)">skin and specifically the face.</span> Cindy SommerfeldTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:46:16 GMTLaser Resurfacing for Acne Scarshttps://asds.net/Laser-Resurfacing-for-Acne-Scars/ <p>Ablative laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a wand like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin from acne scarring. It is sometimes referred to as "laser peeling" since it removes old skin cells in order to</p> Yamna IrfanTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:58:19 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Wrinkleshttps://asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Wrinkles/ Laser/light therapy is a non-toxic and non-invasive therapy that uses light energy to repair and regenerate skin cells. The procedure reduces the need for medication, improves the outcomes for treated skin conditions and increases the recovery rates of affected tissues. Yamna IrfanTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:39 GMT