Root Home Page Cindy SommerfeldFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:45:40 GMTJournal Awards <p> Journal awards deadline is Jan. 15 The Jan. 15 deadline for the 2013 Young Investigators Writing Competition and the Review Article Incentive program is almost here! Up to three winners in each contest receive free registration for the 2013 ASDS Annual Meeting and are published in the Dermatologic Surgery journ</p> Cindy SommerfeldFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:41:59 GMTNovember 2017 Advocacy News <p> November 2017 | House of Representatives votes to repeal IPAB View this email in your browser </p> Emily NinnemannThu, 16 Nov 2017 21:50:08 GMTASDS Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposium <p> Registration coming soon PDF Registration form coming soon Registration policy Cancellation Refund policy Americans with Disabilities Act Accreditation and CME statement Faculty forms and resources Exhibit at these courses Dallas, TX</p> Yamna IrfanWed, 15 Nov 2017 19:37:11 GMTNeuromodulators for Crow’s Feet Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin with the brand names of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – are used to treat crow’s feet as well as wrinkles and frown lines. 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 three months. Katie AllodiWed, 15 Nov 2017 15:53:37 GMTASDS Annual Meeting <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 participate and increase their understanding of sophisticated innovations in dermatologic research, technology, products and services.</p> Yamna IrfanTue, 14 Nov 2017 17:10:27 GMTEducational Course Exhibit Information Exhibiting at ASDS Educational Courses is a worthwhile and cost-effective way to establish quality face time, demonstrate products and increase brand awareness with potential customers.<br />A limited number of tabletop exhibits at each workshop are accepted for a fee of $500. Exhibitors are provided with a six-foot draped display table and may send up to two representatives to network with approximately 40 dermatologic surgeons during breakfast, lunches and breaks. Yamna IrfanTue, 14 Nov 2017 16:57:41 GMTChoose Skin Health Skin Cancer Screening Program <p>ASDS members can offer free skin cancer screenings through this partnership with Neutrogena. ASDS and Neutrogena provide a variety of materials to volunteers to help you conduct a successful screening. Volunteer today and give back to your community!<br /><br /></p> Yamna IrfanMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:46:49 GMTStylists Against Skin Cancer Stylists against Skin Cancer is a dermatologist-led educational campaign for hair professionals that focuses on early detection and prevention of scalp skin cancer Katie AllodiThu, 09 Nov 2017 21:38:34 GMTDroopy Eyelids <p>Upper and lower eyelids that have loose or excess skin and fat tissue can be improved with a surgical procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to the eye area.</p> Katie AllodiThu, 09 Nov 2017 21:37:04 GMTLaser Resurfacing <p>Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers work by producing an intense beam of bright light that travels in one direction. The laser beam can gently vaporize and/or ablate skin tissue to improve wrinkles, scars and blemishes, seal blood vessels or cut skin tissue.<br />The laser has the unique ability to produce one specific color (wavelength) of light, which can be varied in its intensity and pulse duration. The newest laser systems have become remarkably precise and selective, allowing treatment results and safety levels not previously available.<br /></p> Katie AllodiWed, 08 Nov 2017 22:38:59 GMTGeneral Dermatologic Surgery Information <p>Dermatologic surgery (or dermasurgery) is the practice of dermatology that specializes in surgical procedures and minimally-invasive treatments to improve the health, function and appearance of your skin. The subspecialty is recognized by the American Medical Association as the field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including therapeutic, reconstructive and cosmetic skincare. Dermatologic surgery is the largest specialty group in dermatology and represents the fastest-growing segment of dermatologic practice.</p> Katie AllodiWed, 08 Nov 2017 22:30:45 GMTExhibit Opportunities Exhibitors can showcase their companies at both educational courses around the country and the ASDS Annual Meeting. Learn more about the plethora of opportunities available to exhibitors this year. Yamna IrfanWed, 08 Nov 2017 20:27:28 GMTASDS Skin Cancer Screening Program <p>Free skin cancer screenings by volunteer dermatologic surgeons by state, then city, then last name Alabama Illinois Missouri Puerto Rico Arizona Indiana Nebraska Rhode Island Arkansas Kansas Nevada South Carolina</p> Katie AllodiWed, 08 Nov 2017 15:52:53 GMTMohs 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> Katie AllodiWed, 08 Nov 2017 15:50:31 GMTChoosing a dermatologic surgeon <p>While you may think the most important decision that you make is whether to have dermatologic surgery, the choice of a qualified physician is truly the key to success. There are two important factors to keep in mind when selecting a dermatologic surgeon, particularly for cosmetic skin care: clinical proficiency and personal rapport.</p> Katie AllodiWed, 08 Nov 2017 15:47:22 GMTStretch Marks Stretch marks are caused when pregnancy stretches belly skin. The condition is hereditary, so women whose mothers had stretch marks following pregnancy are likely to acquire them as well. Stretch marks also can occur after a large amount of weight is gained or lost. They may also develop after taking certain strong medications such as steroids. Stretch marks can appear pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery-white color. Katie AllodiTue, 07 Nov 2017 19:47:09 GMTWhat is dermatologic surgery? <p>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.</p> Katie AllodiTue, 07 Nov 2017 17:19:08 GMTWhy choose a dermatologic surgeon? <p>Historically, dermatologic surgeons have been the pioneers and leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery.</p> Katie AllodiTue, 07 Nov 2017 16:09:56 GMTASDS Annual Meeting Exhibit Information The ASDS Annual Meeting is your chance to meet, influence and educate the most elite group of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons in the field. The exhibit hall is an important part of the educational experience for attendees. It’s about networking, educating and helping physicians find the best solutions to meet their practice needs and challenges. We invite you to share your knowledge and expertise with more than 1,000 expected physicians at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Yamna IrfanFri, 03 Nov 2017 20:17:31 GMTFredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund <p></p> <p><font face="Calibri">Funded by The Allergan Foundation in memory of ASDS member and cosmetic dermatology pioneer Fredric S. Brandt, MD, this fund supports research of up to two Fellows per year who are enrolled in an ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program. </font></p> <p></p> Yamna IrfanFri, 03 Nov 2017 13:38:13 GMTCutting Edge Research Grant Program (CERG) <p>The Cutting Edge <span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">Research</span></span> Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical <span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">research</span></span> and the transfer of new technologies from the <span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">research</span></span> settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded more than $1.3 million in clinical <span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">research</span></span> funding in surgical oncology, lasers, botulinum toxins, fillers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. </p> <p></p> Yamna IrfanFri, 03 Nov 2017 13:38:00 GMTAging Skin <p>Although it is not possible to turn back the hands of time, its effects can be dramatically slowed down and improved with the arsenal of procedures and techniques available from your dermatologic surgeon.</p> Katie AllodiThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:24:36 GMTContact us <p>Members of the media, for questions about ASDS news releases, or to speak with an expert dermasurgeon, contact Lisa Doty at the Society's main headquarters office.</p> Katie AllodiThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:06:49 GMT2017 CERG winners <p>Grant recipients and their research projects are 2017 CERG winners Grant recipients for 2017 and their research projects include Juliet F. Gibson, MD (UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX) Medical Spas in the United States medical oversight, physician and patient</p> Yamna IrfanThu, 02 Nov 2017 18:45:50 GMT