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 IrfanFri, 17 Feb 2017 21:07:46 GMTFrown Lines and Forehead Furrowshttps://asds.net/Frown-Lines-and-Forehead-Furrows/ <p>Frown lines are the result of gathering or knitting the tissue between the eyebrows into a fold. They are caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles associated with facial expression. Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep</p> Katie AllodiFri, 17 Feb 2017 19:56:12 GMTStretch Markshttps://asds.net/Stretch-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 AllodiFri, 17 Feb 2017 19:07:33 GMTAge Spotshttps://asds.net/Age-Spots/ <p>As people age, unsightly blemishes, commonly called liver spots, can appear on the face and on the back of the hands. Another upsetting change for many mature adults is the loss of smoothly contoured hands. Dermatologic surgeons can improve both of these distressing conditions safely and effectively with excellent results.</p> Katie AllodiFri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:46 GMTFacial Rednesshttps://asds.net/Facial-Redness/ Find out about facial redness and what treatment options are available from your dermatologic surgeon. Katie AllodiFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:53:18 GMTFuture Leaders Networkhttps://asds.net/FLN/ <p>The Future Leaders Network creates opportunities for young and mid-career professionals to enhance their leadership skills and prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in dermatological surgery. The one-year curriculum includes programs for mentors and young leaders, and incorporates leadership and project management training exercises working with a professional facilitator. Hands-on learning through work on a focused project impacting ASDS and dermatological surgery helps put skills learned into action.</p> <p></p> <p>To be selected, participants must meet the eligibility requirements, demonstrate specific leadership competencies, and be able to commit to the year-long program. </p> Cindy SommerfeldFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:05:44 GMTASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Programhttps://asds.net/Cosmetic-accreditation/ <p>The ASDS is pleased to launch the first ever accreditation program for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Programs beginning in 2013. The purpose of the program is to accredit the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Programs designed to meet standards of</p> Cindy SommerfeldFri, 17 Feb 2017 17:39:13 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 SommerfeldFri, 17 Feb 2017 17:37:06 GMTClimb to the next level of successhttps://asds.net/content.aspx?id=6726 <p>Applications are being accepted through April 30 for the Future Leaders Network, a year-long program for mentors and young leaders that offers leadership and project management training exercises while working with a professional facilitator. Develop all the essential skills you need to become a leader in dermat</p> Cindy SommerfeldFri, 17 Feb 2017 15:35:28 GMTAging Handshttps://asds.net/Aging-Hands/ <p>As collagen and fat in the hands dissipates, veins and tendons can take on a pronounced appearance, making the hands look bony and unattractive. Find out what you can do for your aging hands and how a dermatologic surgeon can help. </p> Katie AllodiThu, 16 Feb 2017 21:18:42 GMTAcne Scarshttps://asds.net/Acne-Scars/ <p><font style="font-size: 11pt;">Millions of people suffer the ravages of acne scars long after adolescence has passed and the acne condition has faded. Likewise, chicken pox and other illnesses, as well as injuries, can produce scars that may cause self-consciousness and discomfort.</font></p> Katie AllodiThu, 16 Feb 2017 21:16:42 GMTLaser/light Therapy for Sun-damaged Skinhttps://asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Sun-damaged-Skin/ 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 21:12:08 GMTChemical Peels for Sun-damaged Skinhttps://asds.net/Chemical-Peels-for-Sun-damaged-Skin/ Chemical peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. Yamna IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 20:31:33 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. Katie AllodiThu, 16 Feb 2017 20:08:01 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:42:30 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:41:33 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:39:56 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:33:32 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:24:39 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:23:21 GMTHow to Choose the Best Skin Care Productshttps://asds.net/choose-best-skin-care-products/ Looking for a quick fix to erase wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce the signs of aging or treat acne could be as easy as a trip down to the local drug store. However, with so many over-the-counter products available, the beauty aisle can be overwhelming. Some skin care products are overpriced and make claims they can’t support. Other products that claim to “take years off your face” could be misleading and ineffective. Yamna IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:21:20 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:56:40 GMTDermabrasion for Sun-damaged Skinhttps://asds.net/Dermabrasion-for-Sun-damaged-Skin/ Dermabrasion, sometimes known as dermaplaning, is a procedure that removes sun-damaged skin through controlled surgical scraping. Yamna IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:38:45 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 IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:33:15 GMTLaser/Light Therapy for Unwanted Hairhttps://asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Unwanted-Hair/ <p>Getting rid of unwanted hair is no longer a painful or unsatisfactory process. Using technologically advanced laser hair removal processes, larger areas may be treated using lasers than with electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.</p> Yamna IrfanThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:23:45 GMT