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When Sen reigns Thai herbal poultice massage
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
The herbal poultice or "Luk Pra Kob" — literally translated to mean "pressing herbal sphere" — in Thai is best described as a deep heat medicinal muscle treatment that dates back to 14th century Thailand, when a hot pack was administered to soldiers returning from battle. To rejuvenate warriors, a bundle of therapeutic herbs was steamed and applied to the body to soothe aches and pains. Today, the tradition remains an integral part of Thai medicine and is offered as a healing therapy in spas throughout the world to rejuvenate everyone from the travails of travel and corporate life to weary weekend warriors.
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Wine country spa treatments that sound good enough to eat
Haute Living
Spa visits are all the better when a light spa lunch is served but for a really haute experience, book a relaxing treatment using foods you might find in your kitchen. Here are a few wine country spas in Napa and Sonoma, California, that offer mouth-watering treatments using edible ingredients, such as pumpkin, honey, cardamom, chocolate, honey, coffee — and even wine.
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Sugary soda consumption linked to accelerated aging
Plastic Surgery Practice
Drinking sugary soda may do more than cause weight gain. This not-so-healthy habit may also accelerate the aging process, according to new research.
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Surveyed women: Youthful face more important than youthful body
Skin Inc.
According to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan Inc., nearly 60 percent of women surveyed, ages 21–65, say they'd rather have a more youthful looking face than a more youthful looking body.
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"I am proud to be the First National Certified Esthetician in Arkansas. I would recommend this to my Fellow SPSSCS members as another must have achievement for continued professional education, to set the standards above others, to be mandatory in all States."

— Cynthia Steele, Little Rock, Arkansas



BUSINESS BRIEFS


Survey: Spas should use Instagram and Pinterest to drive business
Spa Opportunities
Spa treatment discounts have the biggest influence on the decision of U.S. spa-goers to visit a spa, according to the latest Consumer Snapshot study conducted by the International Spa Association Foundation in collaboration with PwC.
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4 warning signs you should never ignore
American Express OPEN Forum
When you're running your business daily from the weeds, you can't see the dangers that lie ahead until it's too late. Look for these four warning signs that your business may be in trouble.
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MARKETING 101


Social becomes sales: Facebook, Twitter to battle over e-commerce
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Establishing a social presence for your business is no longer optional. Social has become the customer service line, a satisfaction meter, a fan club and your personal brand bulletin board. Not surprisingly, a whopping 92 percent of marketers already know social media is really important for their business. But, given the time investment and emphasis placed on social in today's marketing world, who would have guessed 2 out of 3 of those same marketers think their Facebook efforts may be ineffective? Well, that number will surely be changing soon.
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Timing is critical in social media: A lesson from Chrissy Teigen
By Linchi Kwok
With hundreds of millions of people sending out hundreds of millions of tweets every day, businesses and public figures are usually meticulous in what they share on Twitter. It is no doubt that sharing quality content is critically important, but releasing the right message in the right time is also vital in social media communications. Chrissy Teigen, for example, is a celebrity who used to be very active on Twitter. She tweeted good content and was engaging with her followers — until she made a controversial comment about the high-profile shooting in Ottawa on Twitter.
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SPA CLINICALS
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Dermatology procedures: Laser management and related therapies
American Academy of Family Physicians via PubMed
Laser therapy is a new approach to treating cosmetic and medical skin conditions. Different laser units emit light at different wavelengths, and each wavelength acts on a different chromophore in tissue that is sensitive to the wavelength.

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Mineral oil: Skin friend or foe?
Refinery29
Mineral oil is a beauty-product ingredient that inherently arouses suspicion. It is, after all, a derivative of petroleum — as in crude oil; the stuff that runs machines and makes the modern world go 'round. Do we really want that on our skin?

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Broad a-peel
MedEsthetics
Few treatment modalities have the ability to treat as wide a variety of patients and concerns as chemical peels. Whether an individual wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of facial scarring or knock down cystic acne, there is a peeling agent that can help.

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TEACHING TIPS


Student self-assessment: Understanding with purpose
By Pamela Hill
Student assessments drive education. Academics are carefully measured with every student to determine at what level he is learning and if any interventions are needed to assist him for improved learning. If a student demonstrates learning difficulties that persist after a systematic plan of interventions has been used and measured, the student may be referred for special education services. It is at this point that a student is examined in a deeper manner.
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Threshold concepts: Portals to new ways of thinking
Faculty Focus
"A threshold concept is discipline-specific, focuses on understanding of the subject and ... has the ability to transform learners' views of the content." (Zepke, p. 98) It's not the same as a core concept, although that's a useful place to first put the idea. "A core concept is a conceptual 'building block' that progresses understanding of the subject; it has to be understood, but it does not necessarily lead to a qualitative different view of the subject matter."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Is investing in IPL a good move for your spa? (Skin Inc.)
4 scientifically proven ways to get more customers (Inc.)
Understanding how hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work (HealthNewsDigest.com)
US consumer trends to influence beauty and skin care brands in 2015 (CosmeticsDesign.com USA)
Pumpkin seed oil creeping up on coconut in popularity (ABC News)

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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION

COA-Approved Webinar Series
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists


The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.


Update on Acne
Presented by James Fulton MD, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
Acne remains a teenager's worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
  2. Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
  3. Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient’s progress.
  4. Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.
Order this webinar:
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
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POLITICAL ADVOCACY


Ultrasound position
NCEA
Did you know? … It is the position of the NCEA that:
  1. Low frequency, low power, ultrasound and sonic devices intended for skin cleansing, exfoliation and product application, should be used by a "licensed professionals."
  2. There shall be a minimum level of education for the use of low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices.
  3. If licensed professionals wish to use low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices, they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

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