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Feb. 20, 2009
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You are Cordially Invited
from SDSS
You are cordially invited to attend a Clinique Medical Meeting and Reception during the 7th Annual Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists Meeting.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Meeting and Reception: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel Crystal Lounge,
11th Floor 609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

Preregistration is required for this program. Please register here or contact Health Learning Systems at 888-358-9863.

Download Full Invitation to RSVP here

Global Warming and its Dermatologic Implications
from PCI Journal
Scientists have claimed that atmospheric accumulations of carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, (CFCs), and nitrous oxide, namely the “greenhouse gases,” stemming primarily from fossil fuel combustion, could increase global surface temperature by 5-4ºC. Such warming could produce extreme weather events, including tropical cyclones, drought, and heat waves. Global warming has the potential to develop into the greatest environmental challenge of the 21st century. The authors believe that global warming/climate change will bring new dermatologic challenges. More

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Fat Synthesizing Enzyme Is Key to Healthy Skin and Hair
from Science Daily
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found that an enzyme associated with the synthesis of fat in the body is also an element in healthy skin and hair. More

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Are the Effects of Suntan More Than Skin Deep?
from TheMedGuru
According to a survey, 2.3 million teenagers are annual indoor tanning clients in the United States alone while others say 5 percent of the 28 million customers are teenagers. But is there more to sun tanning than what meets the eye? A research by Jody A Levine, MD, pediatrician and senior dermatology resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in Brooklyn, deduced that ultraviolet radiation is a carcinogen like tobacco. This view has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health. World Health Organization rules say that no one below 18 years should use a sun bed. The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association have asked for a ban on any tanning product outside of medical purpose. The FDA too discourages people from using tanning products. More

Twins and Aging: How Not to Look Old
from Time
It's a question surely as old as vanity itself: How can you look young forever? A forthcoming study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers one surprising idea: as you age, don't be afraid to put on a few pounds. Fat, it turns out, can significantly smooth out wrinkles and give you a younger-looking face. More

Pig Fat 'Botox' Makes Debut in U.S.
from Fox 9 – Minnesota
Some people will go to great lengths to keep their youth. Now one Twin Cities doctor in Edina, Minn., is using a new treatment to smooth out your wrinkles -- but it's what's in the product that has some raising their eyebrows. The technique of taking collagen from pigs to put in people's faces have been used in Europe and Canada for several years, but it's very new to the U.S. More

Take Years Off Your Appearance—Without Surgery
from Article Base
Are you tired of looking tired? Do you think you look older than you are, or, more importantly, older than you feel? Have you been considering a facelift to smooth out those lines and wrinkles and make your outer appearance match your inner energy? While a facelift might certainly do the trick, it’s still major surgery, with a long recovery time and a hefty price tag. These days, there are alternatives to surgery that can give you spectacular results. More

Facing the Future: A Woman Battles Back from Domestic Violence
from Bellevue Reporter
Lynda Moore knows the statistics. An estimated 90,750 domestic violence incidents in King County each year. Last year alone, 5,644 victims served by the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. A total of 8,820 Crisis Line calls coming in to the agency. Moore is one of them. As she sits in the exam room of plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Young at the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery office in Bellevue, her face is swollen from the first of three surgical procedures she will undergo to fix the physical evidence left over from years of abuse at the hand of an ex-boyfriend. Thought still numb from the anesthesia, Lynda's eyes beam and a smile lights her face. Through a program called Face To Face and the volunteer work of Dr. Young, Moore has been given the opportunity to restore her outward appearance, completing the final chapter of her new life. Face To Face is a non-profit program conducted under the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The program is staffed by medical personnel who donate their time and expertise to help patients overcome the physical limitations placed on them by circumstances beyond their control, including deformities at birth, domestic violence, war, natural disasters and acts of terrorism. More

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More

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