The latest in technologies and techniques in dermatology and dermatologic surgery will be shared and discussed during the ASDS and ASCDAS conference in Chicago from October 21 through October 24.

Today is the start of this year’s joint meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) in Chicago. Physicians from all over the world will be in attendance to discuss the latest issues in dermatology and cosmetics.

Topics include:

Controversies in Cosmetic Dermatology — A scientific session that aims to teach physicians how to identify whether the fractional laser has reached the appropriate depth and determine if the use of light and lasers to treat acne is effective. Included will be a review of several of the noninvasive fat removal devices currently available are useful and take a look at the current state of facial fillers to see if they’re truly optimal.

Non-Surgical Body Contouring Devices: Debunking the Myths — New devices for non-surgical fat reduction like Zeltiq and Zerona have recently gained FDA approval and it’s critical that physicians learn to identify who is an appropriate patient. And what are the proper expectations of such devices?

Lasers: The Melding of Medical and Surgical Dermatology — Rox Anderson, MD, will discuss the importance of continuing research and development for the future of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Body Sculpting — This session will examine several body contouring issues such as the treatment of cellulite and the latest noninvasive sculpting systems. Also, surgical options will be explored as the latest information is shared regarding the techniques and technology.

[Source: American Health and Beauty]