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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Aging and Sun-Damaged Skin

This article discusses corrective procedures used to improve the appearance of skin conditions caused by aging and exposure to the sun.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Treatment

Botulinum toxin ("Botox") acts as a muscle blockade to immobilize the underlying cause of the unwanted lines and prevent "wrinkly" expressions. Botox is also used to treat other disorders, such as sweating, lazy eye, eye ticks and uncontrolled blinking.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Choosing a Dermatologic Surgeon

This document provides questions patients should ask before they decide if a doctor and a dermatologic surgery procedure are right for them.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, read this page to help you determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Review Date: June 19, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Learn about procedures, costs, and the importance of selecting a surgeon you can trust.

Review Date: March 03, 2011

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dermabrasion Information

Dermabrasion is a surgical technique used to treat and improve skin conditions, such as scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles, sun damage, tattoos, age (liver) spots and certain types of skin lesions.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Do's and Don’ts for Liposuction

Liposuction is a dermatologic surgery performed to remove localized fat in the body and sculpt areas to appear more toned and trim. Learn about risks and simple steps to help prevent potential complications of this procedure.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Find a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Browse this geographical directory to find a surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Tattoo Removal

A tattoo used to be a permanent and irreversible adornment to one's skin. However, in recent years dermatologic surgeons have developed safe and effective techniques to successfully remove unwanted tattoos.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

The Skinny on Liposuction

If you are considering liposuction, it is important to be aware of the risks, costs, and alternatives to surgery.

Review Date: March 04, 2011

U.S. Food and Drug Administration