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Posts by Simon Madorsky, MD

Dr. Madorsky speaks to California Dermatologists about Trends in Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Simon Madorsky, facial plastic surgeon, addressed an audience of California Dermatologists at the CalDerm Symposium, September 23-25 in Carlsbad. He spoke on Fillers and Nuromuscular Toxins (such as Botox), providing advice and tips for these injectables, as well as explaining relevant facial anatomy. He also spoke to the group about wound repair, including various…

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Skin Cancer Bulletin

We publish a newsletter designed especially for patients and the public. It features real patients, expert advice, and the latest in skin cancer prevention and treatment. See our latest Skin Cancer Bulletin, Winter 2022.

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The Role of Physician Assistants in a Skin Cancer Practice

“I have always viewed each of my colleagues as playing an integral part in the healthcare team. In my opinion, the best healthcare teams have a flat hierarchy. This organizational structure avoids medical errors, improves patient experience, and fosters team member collaboration. Integration of Physician Assistants (PAs) follows this model,” says Dr. Simon Madorsky. As…

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Topical Skin Cancer Treatments

The treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) includes many options depending on the type of pathology, a few of which are: Mohs surgery, electrodessication and curettage, Imiquimod, Efedux, etc. Topical treatments have become increasingly popular due to their non-invasive nature and good aesthetic outcomes. Standard topical treatments for superficial BCCs used in the United States…

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This was a chapter, but it’s not my story

If working towards a PhD at UC Irvine was not enough, Klebea was also planning her wedding in Brazil. Wedding photos would be memories for the rest of her life. She was hoping to improve the unsightly scar on her cheek, a painful reminder of a past skin cancer removal. She was referred to Dr.…

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A Cosmetic Procedure Reveals Skin Cancer

A former teacher in her sixties came to Dr. Steven Daines for a CO2 laser treatment­ to diminish her fine lines and brown spots. She had no idea how important this visit would become. While prepping her for the laser procedure, Dr. Daines noticed a tiny black mark on her cheek. “I thought it was…

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Preserving Natural Lip Appearance After Skin Cancer Treatment

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

Changing the standards in lip reconstruction, our center has produced yet another major publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Simon Madorsky’s technique has been published in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, the official journal of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This paper introduces an innovative reconstruction technique for small to…

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Introducing our Research Team: Over the Years

With the support of the SCARS Foundation, SCARS Center has established its very own research team. This team handles clinical research, publishing scientific articles, medical conferences, and creating educational videos. An Former Medical and Research Assistant, Tumor Conference Coordinator She is graduating as a PA in 2020. Anthony Former Medical and Research Assistant His expected…

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