American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Post-Show Recap

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Post-Show Recap
Oct 17, 2012

ASDS Post-Show Recap

Laser-buying tips: Less is more for most dermatologic problems

Dermatologic surgeons wanting to set up a laser practice have an array of platforms from which to choose. For maximum return with minimal equipment, a nonablative fractional laser for resurfacing procedures and a modern laser can treat a variety of vascular problems, according to Anne Chapas, M.D.
Dermatologists best for skin procedures

Most primary care physicians believe dermatologists are most qualified to perform skin cancer surgery and cosmetic procedures, according to a recent survey.
Sclerotherapy success starts with knowledge of anatomy

Understand the underlying anatomy, pick the appropriate concentration and type of sclerosing solution, and provide proper post-treatment care for success in sclerotherapy for leg veins, said Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Nontraditional approach to filler facial augmentation yields enhanced results

Adding volume with injectable fillers is an effective method for restoring a more youthful appearance to an aging face. For optimal results, however, the treatments should not focus only on the middle of the face, according to Michael Kaminer, M.D.
Beware the changing playing field for physician-branded skincare product lines

Before pursuing the creation of a physician-branded skincare line, dermatologists should undertake a comprehensive analysis of the market and the development costs, said Frederic S. Brandt, M.D., at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Gender-specific differences matter when marketing aesthetic services to men

Botulinum toxin treatments in men is a rapidly expanding market, but success in serving this growing population requires physicians to hone gender-specific approaches, according to Michael Eidelman, M.D.
Improve efficiency, patient care services with today’s hottest technology

Advances in technology provide new opportunities for improving office efficiency and better patient care. But they also pose challenges to physicians seeking to take full advantage of these tools, said Amy Derick, M.D. at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Building the framework for a successful cosmetic dermatology practice

High consumer interest in cosmeceuticals and cosmetic procedures may seem to translate into excellent opportunities for revenue and practice growth, but establishing a successful cosmetic dermatology practice is not something that happens overnight, according to Michael Gold, M.D.

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