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Jan. 18, 2013


An astonishing new jab uses your own fat to turn back the years
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The old saying goes that at a certain age women have to choose between their face and their figure. Indeed, recent studies show that women over 40 appear younger if they are heavier. That's bad news for those who spend hours honing their abs in the gym only for the results to be shown in a thin and less youthful face. But a new type of facelift claims to prove you can have the holy grail: A plump face and a smaller behind — but at a price. During the so-called "organic facelift," fat is harvested from bulky stomachs, thighs and bottoms via laser liposuction. More

NCEA issues 3 legislative alerts for New York, Oregon and Tennessee
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Legislative alerts require your immediate attention. They contain time-sensitive issues that require your action to attend a meeting or send out emails/letters to legislators. When you sign up for membership, the NCEA needs you to list your state in order to make this an effective advocacy tool for the skincare industry. More

Drug-resistant melanoma tumors shrink when therapy is interrupted
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Intermittent dosing of vemurafenib extended the lives of lab mice with drug-resistant melanoma tumors, according to results of an international study. Researchers with University of California, San Francisco, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Emeryville, Calif., and University Hospital Zurich, found that adjusting the dosing of vemurafenib and using an "on-again, off-again" schedule prolonged the lives of mice with melanoma tumors, Newswise reports. More

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Xeomin cleared to re-enter US market
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Having reached the end of a 10-month injunction barring it from selling its botulinum toxin product in the U.S., Merz is once again launching Xeomin for the treatment of glabellar lines. More

FDA clears PicoSure for tattoo removal
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The Food and Drug Administration has given Cynosure 510(k) clearance to market its PicoSure laser workstation for removing tattoos and pigmented lesions. More

Skin cancer treatment without surgery: Cut-less dermatology
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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one person dies from skin cancer every hour in the United States — a good reason why everyone should schedule regular skin examinations. But you may ask, how do dermatologists know when a skin growth or mole needs to be removed? More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Scientists find new way to test Botox
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Swiss and German researchers have found a new way to test Botox without using lab animals. The Swiss researchers from ETH Zurich and the Spiez Lab in Bern, Switzerland, say they've filed a patent for the new method of researching the substance. More

Is winter the best season for cosmetic surgery?
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We hear it constantly: New Year, new you. And while to some people this means changing careers or getting a drastic haircut, others take this resolution quite literally and opt for plastic surgery. In fact, winter is the busiest time of year for cosmetic surgeons. More

Are crustaceans the next big thing in acne treatment?
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What do prawns, crabs and other shellfish have to do with clearing up acne? Apparently, quite a bit. A study was recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology marking the antiacne capabilities of certain nanoparticles derived from crustaceans. Nanotechnology sounds like something from an epic science-fiction blockbuster, but soon these minuscule particles could make a big difference in the treatment of acne. More



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Stem cell facelifts: The new Botox?
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Botox has long been a popular option for those looking for a "refreshed" look, but now there is a new treatment that promises a shorter procedure with longer-lasting results. The treatment utilizes a patient's stem cells, extracting the cells from existing fat and inserting them into the face. On a recent HuffPost Live, Eva Morales shared her experience getting a "stem cell lift," a walk-in/walk-out procedure trademarked by Dr. Nathan Newman that doesn't require anesthesia. More

Colorado company makes weed-based skincare line
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Coincidental that pot was just legalized in Colorado and Washington state, and now folks on the West Coast are lathering up in cannabis seed-based body lotions? We think not. Apothecanna, a new Colorado-based skincare brand has jumped on the pot wagon and incorporated the seed's oil in to all of their "naturally prescribed" products, which apparently works wonders for skin. More


Melissa M. Anderson, associate professor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Ky.

In honor of Mr. Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to award the 2012 winner, sponsored by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP).

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Skin Cancer Screening for the SkinCare Specialist

Presented by Patti Biro, BS, MEd

About the webinar:
The esthetician can be the first line of defense to take an active role in skin cancer screenings. This interactive presentation will consist of a combination of clinical images and case-based scenarios that will demonstrate the clinical characteristics of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer prevention including sun safety and associated risk factors will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand key clinical characteristics of skin cancer.
2) Discuss the relevant risk factors for each of the skin cancer subtypes.
3) Explore some useful tips in approaching mysterious lesions.
4) Discuss skin care prevention and sun safety.

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