Randy Dotinga
Randy Dotinga is a medical writer based in San Diego, Calif.
Google Glass useful for Mohs surgery
Google Glass technology can be useful as a hands-free camera/video recorder, as well as for live-streaming of techniques and approaches. And it can transmit live video to an in-office iPad so patients can view hard-to-reach areas or even watch their own surgical procedures, according to an abstract presented this weekend at the 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting.
ATX-101 will create a new market in facial aesthetics if approved
If approved for use, sodium deoxycholate (ATX-101) will create a new market in terms of how we think about fat and facial aesthetics, Adam M. Rotunda, M.D., FACMS, a diplomate with the American Board of Dermatology told Dermatology Times at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery this weekend.
Online surveys significantly increase patient feedback rate over paper, speaker says
HIPAA-compliant online surveys are convenient, and the results help Todd Schlesinger, M.D., F.A.A.D., of the Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston, identify areas that need improvement. Positive comments can be used as testimonials and increase the awareness of the services his practice offers, he told attendees at this weekend's 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Tips for successful eyelid grafts
Careful preoperative photography, a 10-minute anesthetic rule and old-fashioned magnifying loupes are crucial to successful eyelid grafts, according to an expert who spoke Friday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Acne scar treatments improving rapidly
Acne scar treatments improving rapidly
Treatments for acne scars are improving rapidly, although complete fixes remain impossible and repairs require long-term treatment planning and management, according to a speaker Friday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Greg Goodman, M.D., of The Dermatology Institute of Victoria in Australia, offered attendees tips and takeaways for treating scars.
Liquid silicone 'magical' for HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy
“It works, it’s very natural, and so far it seems to be permanent with no side effects. It’s currently the benchmark treatment in our clinic,” Alastair Carruthers, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, told attendees at the Leadership in Innovation Lecture during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Lasers becoming standard of care for scar treatment
Laser treatments are rapidly becoming the standard of care for a wide variety of scars, according to an expert who spoke Thursday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Keys to satisfied patients, successful practice
Heidi Waldorf, M.D., director of Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City offered attendees at ASDS 2014 her office's best practices for keeping patients satisfied and staff happy.
You are your brand, says Kathy Ireland at ASDS 2014
Supermodel-turned-super mogul, Kathy Ireland, urged attendees at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery to think of themselves as brands that must be promoted. She offered takeaways on what it means to be a brand and how to successfully manage your brand.
Pediatric patients benefit from laser treatments
Lasers can be used in novel ways to treat skin conditions such as port wine stains, unwanted eyeliner tattoos and bruising, according to an expert who spoke Thursday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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