Dermatologic Surgery

Fractionated Lasers Are the Best Option for Striae Distensae

In an effort to identify the most and least effective treatment options for striae distensae (SD), Nicholas A. Ross, MD, et al, conducted a literature review of PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, Embase and Google scholar, reviewing published studies from 1773 to August 6, 2016. They identified 68 articles that met their inclusion and exclusion criteria, noting that there were few randomized, controlled trials that evaluated long-term efficacy.

Treating PIH With IPL

Treating PIH With IPL

A study published in Dermatologic Surgery (February 2016) examined the safety and efficacy of a novel pulse-in-pulse mode intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of persistent facial post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

The use of aesthetics laser and energy-based devices among dermatologists increased 34% in 2013, according to a new survey from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

When the ASDS surveyed its members, it found that 2.25 million laser, light and energy-based treatments were performed in 2013, compared to 1.68 million in 2012.

“Not only have treatments become much more effective, but they also have become safer, so patients typically are experiencing less downtime,” said ASDS President-elect George Hruza, MD.

ASDS Fellowship Application Deadline is June15

Dermatology fellowship programs and practices that would like to initiate a fellowship program in cosmetic dermatology have until June 15 to apply for accreditation status through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

The ASDS launched the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program in summer 2013 to promote comprehensive—and accredited—post-residency training in cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures. Both ASDS members and non-members may participate in the fellowship program.

Dermatologic surgeon launches ASDS Fundamentals Series videos

Kavita Mariwalla, MD

Kavita Mariwalla, MD, a private practice dermatologic surgeon and assistant professor at Stony Brook University in New York, has joined with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS) to create a series of educational videos for residents and residency programs. The ASDS Fundamentals Series was developed to provide dermatology residents with high-quality, up-to-date didactic lectures on basic subjects in dermatologic surgery.