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The Tech Behind Non-invasive Face Tightening

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Summary: At last year’s A+MD Symposia, Dr Vic Ross spoke on the many different types of face skin tightening techniques. Patient perception and procedure efficacy are important factors. Being aware of the pros and cons will help you decide which treatments to use. This article highlights some of the key points and information shared during his presentation.

Patients often come in looking for ways to tighten the skin on their face. Most want it done through non surgical methods. Doctors can surgically create the tightening effect that patients want, but what can doctors do with new technologies? There are new ultra sound, light and RF procedures that have been growing in effectiveness and popularity. Dr Ross helps us take a look at some of these treatments and their benefits and drawbacks. Continue Reading

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Best Practices For Diagnosing Cancer In Nails

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Summary: At last year’s A+MD Symposia, Dr. Phoebe Rich presented on the topic of cancer surrounding fingernails and toenails. She described symptoms to look for, and procedures to catch the disease early. This article highlights some of the key points and information shared during her presentation.

Looks can be deceiving

Dermatologists need an understanding of the underlying causes of nail symptoms in order to accurately treat conditions.  Patients may usually form these conditions from factors that are not a form of cancer cells.  Symptoms like inflammation, infections, drug side effects, and trauma are most common in nail issues, but not exclusively.  Consequently, knowing the signs of squamous or melanoma symptoms is important.  Dr. Rich explains some of these factors to help you discern cancerous symptoms from more regular forms of nail problems.    Continue Reading

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Pre-Conference Hands-On Workshops at A+MD

Every year A+MD attendees rave about the Pre-Conference Hands-On Workshops. If you’re unfamiliar with these workshops, join Dr. Desmond Shipp on this recap from the A+MD 2016 Hands-On Workshops.

We’re thrilled to offer these workshops again in 2017 at the A+MD Symposia in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The hands-on workshops tend to sell out fast, so don’t forget to register early to ensure availability! You can learn more about these workshops and the rest of our conference by clicking here.