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ASDS 2014

ASDS 2014

Data suggests pollution new target in skin agingScientific findings indicate that people need to do more to protect their skin from the sun and must now also begin thinking about the damaging effects of exposure to pollution. Topical applications of antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes have potential to be helpful tools, according to an expert who spoke at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Fillers correct volume loss to foreheadInjectable fillers can correct the volume loss and provide support for the underlying tissues, meaning that fewer horizontal forehead wrinkles develop when someone raises her eyebrows, according to an expert who spoke at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
What Mohs surgeons don't know about the Affordable Care ActAn unscientific survey of 159 Mohs dermatologic surgeons finds that many don’t fully understand the ramifications of healthcare reform spawned by the Affordable Care Act, according to a speaker who presented the findings Saturday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Google Glass useful for Mohs surgeryGoogle 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.
Hyperhidrosis treatment effectively removes armpit hairMicrowave-based technology designed to eliminate axillary hyperhidrosis — excessively sweaty armpits — turns out to be an effective treatment to remove unwanted armpit hair, according to an abstract released at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Tips for successful eyelid graftsCareful 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.
ATX-101 will create a new market in facial aesthetics if approvedIf 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 saysHIPAA-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.
Acne scar treatments improving rapidly
Acne scar treatments improving rapidlyTreatments 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.