9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.
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Meeting Registration Fees:
Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference classes require additional registration. SDSS Members need to register for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)
Registration Cancellation Policy: A written notice of cancellation must be received to the SDSS Executive Office , 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, no later than Jan. 7, 2011. We will issue your refund less a $100 administrative fee, after the annual meeting.
Make 2011 the year to get NCEA Certified
The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks. NCEA Certification Program is currently available in the United States and Canada. More
Extreme spa treatments from around the world
Snakes, man-eating fish, below-freezing cryogenic chambers. It's the stuff of nightmares ... and it's also the stuff of spa menus around the world. Turns out spas aren't all about aromatherapeutic oils and soft music. A handful of innovative spas have created original treatments based on local culture and customs that shake up conventional notions of spa-going while purportedly offering a host of amazing health benefits. More
Having facial moles 'could mean healthier heart'
Zee News Share
Having moles is usually a cause for embarrassment, but not any more, according to scientists. A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have tougher bones than normal, making them less likely to develop osteoporosis. They also appear to have fewer wrinkles. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles and healthier eyes and heart, a newspaper reported. More
Permanent makeup infection raises eyebrows
We've all heard of infectious laughs. But how about infectious eyebrows? That's what 12 women from Switzerland were left with after a freelance artist with a pot of tainted ink applied permanent makeup to the women's brows, resulting in a serious mycobacterial infection. This particular kind of nasty infection is becoming increasingly common as a complication of cosmetic procedures, according to the case study, reported in the Oxford Journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases. More
The price tag for the first face transplant in the US is...
Face transplant: $349,959 A year's supply of immune-suppressing drugs: $14,000 - $20,000 Being able to breathe, to eat and to feel better about appearing in public: priceless After celebrating the initial success of the first face transplant in the United States, the doctors who performed the operation assessed the financial cost in a report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. That transplant done in 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, restored a gunshot victim, Connie Culp her sense of taste, smell and gave her a new face. More
Trampoline lift: A new procedure can fix sagging neck skin within an hour
Daily Mail Share
One of the first places to show signs of aging is the neck area. Sagging skin is a dead giveaway of our age and almost impossible to fight with over-the-counter products. Traditionally, the only sure way to tighten neck skin has been to go in for time-consuming and invasive neck-lift surgery, but one of America's leading plastic -surgeons believes he has found an alternative. More
Device detects melanoma with light
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
A device invented by a Canadian dermatologist may be able to detect early-stage melanoma using light, according to Canada's TheGlobeandMail.com. The device, named Verisante Aura, was developed at the BC Cancer Agency by David McLean, M.D., and colleagues. It uses fiber optics to gather wavelengths emitted by various molecules in response to laser light. Cancer molecules show up as abnormalities on a computer screen. More