Dr. Douglas Fife Chairs Comprehensive Acne Scar Therapy Course at the ASDS in Chicago

Douglas Fife, M.D. was invited to chair a course covering all of the current and most effective treatments for acne scars at the 2010 joint annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) October 21-24. In planning the course, he invited guest speakers Greg Goodman, M.D. from Victoria, Australia and Christine Lee, M.D., East Bay Laser Institute to be co-presenters. The goal of the course was to teach dermatologists in the U.S. and abroad tips and techniques for treating patients with acne scars. As part of the course, all aspects of acne scar treatment were covered, including setting appropriate expectations, grading and classifying acne scars, “lifting” procedures such as punch elevation subsicion, focal and volumizing fillers, laser resurfacing, (including fully ablative, fractional CO2 and fractional non-ablative lasers), and how to modify treatments for patients of different skin pigmentation. Dr. Fife specifically covered the topics of focal dermabrasion, CROSS chemical peels, punch excision, other excisional surgery, skin needling, and newer techniques such as ReCell and botulinum toxin for the treatment of scars. The session, which required a separate tuition from the conference admission, was the most well attended early morning course of at the ASDS meeting. The ASDS/ASCDAS annual meeting is the premier academic meeting for Dermatologic Surgeons and Procedural/Cosmetic Dermatologists.

Posted on December 1, 2010 .