Daily Registration Now Available
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
7th Annual Meeting
Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
San Francisco, CA
March 9-12, 2009
During these economically challenging times, the SDSS is hearing your concerns. We are offering daily registration rates for members and nonmembers to help you stay abreast of current treatments and technologies.
Come take advantage of the SDSS conference with leading dermatologists and educators and stimulate your practice economy! Download Full Schedule Here
Monday, March 9th
Philip Werschler M.D.
Jennifer Linder, M.D.
Steve Shiel, Ph.D
Richard Noodleman M.D.
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Tuesday, March 10th
Two tracks of Classrooms starting at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wednesday, March 11th
Vic Narurkar, MD
Ben Johnson, MD
Mary Mills Kennedy
Thomas Francel MD
Susanne S. Warfield
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NCEA Certified is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.
Attendee must have reviewed the NCEA Training Manual and completed the Knowledge Review Sections to the best of their ability. To purchase the NCEA Certified Training Pack, click here .
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Measuring Nonsolar Tanning Behavior
from PCI Journal
The objective of this study was to develop a clear set of questions to distinguish between indoor tanning and sunless tanning, to monitor trends in population surveys or behavioral changes. More
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U.S. Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2012, According to New Report
from PR Web
The obsession of Americans to look young drives demand for cosmetic surgery products. U.S. cosmetic surgery products market is projected to reach $3.07 billion by 2012, while the cosmetic surgery procedures market is projected to reach $15.13 billion by 2012. More
Can Sagging Eyelids be Tightened by Laser Surgery?
from The Boston Globe
Yes, but the results vary, depending on the kind of laser used.
One approach, discovered in a small study of 31 patients, is to use a "nonablative," or nondamaging, laser. Doctors found that patients who were getting a full-face treatment emerged with somewhat tighter upper and lower eyelids, although that was not the purpose of the treatment.
Chance Side Effect Creates Thick Eyelashes, Market for Latisse
from USA Today
Another drug is getting a second life because of desirable side effects.
Botox was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce eye spasms. Then the world realized it also made people look younger by eliminating wrinkles. Human growth hormone was intended for children with growth disorders, but older people seeking the fountain of youth and athletes wanting a boost started finding illegal suppliers of HGH for muscle growth and overall toning. The latest development involves Lumigan, a drug Allergan produced to treat glaucoma. The disease can lead to blindness if left untreated. The medication decreases pressure within the eye either by slowing the production of a fluid in the eye or by increasing fluid drainage. One of the side effects of Lumigan is longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.
Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops
from U.S. News & World Report
Rashes, eczema and other skin troubles can be exacerbated by combat conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan and are a major cause of American soldiers being evacuated for treatment, a new report finds. More
Skinny on Skin
from The Indianapolis Star
Yes, the groundhog ran back into his hole, and we should anticipate the usual six weeks past Feb. 2 of winter -- if we're lucky. But it's not too soon to start thinking of the winter-to-spring transition, especially when it comes to your skin. More
Controversial Procedure Makes Eyes Look Rounder
from Little About
More than 160,000 people have their eyelids reshaped by plastic surgeons each year. The eyelifts or blepharoplasty procedures tighten loose, sagging lids or remove puffy bags below the eyes. They can also add a fold or crease to the upper lid, an especially popular effect among some Asian women. More
|National Certification for Skin Care Professionals|
The Training Manual is required to be completed by all Certification Candidates. This interactive manual will guide and assist the candidate through the 6 sections covered on the National Certification Exam. By using the manual properly, the candidate will be able to gauge their present knowledge and learn new skills more effectively.