ASDS, also known as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, is the largest specialty organization in the United States representing dermatologic surgeons who have been trained to treat the health and appearance of a person’s skin through each period of a person’s life. Members of ASDS are considered to be leaders in the industry and pioneers in the field because many are involved in the research and studies that lead to the improvement of cosmetic tools used by professionals worldwide. These members are responsible for the development of new technology and treatments that perfect the skin’s health and appearance. Their work has brought about the creation of devices that tighten the skin, eliminate wrinkles, and remove blemishes, hair, and fat.
Procedures that are considered dermatologic surgeries are:
- Chemical peels
- Dermal fillers
- Hair transplants
- Laser therapy
- Laser resurfacing
- Microwave thermolysis
- Neck lift
- Non-ablative laser rejuvenation
- Non-invasive body contouring
- Vein treatments
Aside from the many cosmetic contributions that ASDS members make, they also contribute to studies that have aided in minimizing the effects of skin cancer. Some members are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, and their efforts have helped minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease.
ASDS has more than 6,000 members and provides countless tools that allow members to continue their education and make important professional connections. ASDS does this by organizing networking events, mentoring programs, awareness activities, and more, giving members the ability to ensure the growth of this field.