© by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.
Edited By: William P. Coleman III, M.D.
Impact Factor: 1.866
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 20/59 (Dermatology); 67/199 (Surgery)
Online ISSN: 1524-4725
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Representing dermatologists performing all procedures – cosmetic, general, reconstructive and Mohs – ASDS members are experts in treating skin and soft tissue with surgical and non-surgical methods.
ASDS membership is the single, most powerful means to enhance your practice image among consumers and to advance your skills and understanding of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic procedures. From hands-on education and innovative mentoring programs to a national branding campaign to legislative efforts protecting your practice, the ASDS connects you to resources that deliver results and help you succeed today and into the future.
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Dermatologic Surgery - now accepting video
Dermatologic Surgery is taking you to the movies! After nearly 40 years as a print-only publication, the journal soon will feature videos of surgical procedures. These videos will be available online and in print (accessible through QR codes in print) which will direct readers to a separate web page.
Authors who wish to submit videos with their manuscripts will find information on uploading in the Dermatologic Surgery Instructions for Authors.
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Study: Dermatologists most qualified for skin cancer, cosmetic procedures
Primary care physicians say dermatologists are better qualified than other specialists to perform skin cancer surgery as well as a variety of cosmetic procedures, according to a new study published in Dermatologic Surgery.
The study, supported by a Cutting Edge Research Grant from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), found a majority of primary care physicians choose dermatologists as the best trained to do the following:
-Perform skin cancer surgery
-Treat skin wrinkles with injectable neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport
-Rejuvenate skin with dermal filler injections such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse
-Use lasers for cosmetic treatments as well as removal of hair and tattoos
-Evaluate and biopsy a worrisome lesion on the skin