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The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
NCEA
Registration now open for Miami Beach

Saturday, April 5
Miami Beach Convention Center
Room D-235

Who should attend?

If you are an educator working for a manufacturer/distributor, a teacher at a school or wanting to improve your on-site staff training by understanding learning styles, then this event is for you!

Who should attend?
NETT will give you the edge, recharge your skills and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

Cost $125 NCEA members; $149 nonmembers

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Includes:
  • Two-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.
  • 5 CEs Approved by the Commission on Accreditation.
  • CE Certificate and Digital Course Materials.
  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value).
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.


  • Click "Read More" for more information about the convention and class offerings.
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    Dermatologic surgeons performed more medical, cosmetic procedures in 2013
    Healio
    There were nearly 22 percent more medically necessary and cosmetic procedures performed by dermatologic surgeons in 2013 compared with 2012, according to survey results from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
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    Do selfies really spread head lice?
    Health
    A California lice removal professional recently told SFist.com that she's seen a large increase in lice infestations among teenagers in the past year. The cause, according to her? Selfies. "Teens are sticking their heads together every day to take cell phone pics," said Marcy McQuillan, who works at head lice-removal company Nitless Noggins. Since she made the claim, the Internet has been abuzz about the potential link between snapping friendly photos and contracting head lice.
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    Study: Dermatologists prescribe steroids for psoriasis management
    Health Canal
    When it comes to psoriasis management guidelines, use of systemic corticosteroids are discouraged, but a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates they are widely prescribed by dermatologists.
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    Lure of cosmetic procedures compounds a shortage of dermatologists
    Minneapolis Star Tribune
    As tanning beds and sun worshipers drive skin cancer rates ever higher, the number of specialists available to treat them is not keeping pace. Minnesota, for instance, currently has 233 practicing dermatologists and the University of Minnesota Medical School typically graduates only five new ones each year. Many devote a considerable part of their practice to cosmetic procedures, which tend to pay much better than treating malignant moles or other medical conditions.
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    How the baby boomer generation is changing the nature of aging
    Marketing Magazine
    Baby boomers are misbehaving. In generations past, licentious behavior may have gone out of the window the minute you picked up your pension, but thanks to advances in health, passing 60 can symbolize a new lease of life rather than a death knell — especially if you have the cash to enjoy yourself. Private hospital group Spire Healthcare announced that over the past five years, there's been a massive surge in silver citizens seeking the surgeon's scalpel.
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    Facebook face-lift a growing trend
    WDSU-TV
    Some are calling it the Facebook face-lift, a growing number of women and men are undergoing cosmetic procedures so they can look better in their social network pictures. New Orleans' doctors say it's part of the new online beauty trend that's sweeping the nation, and patients are more than willing to shell out big bucks to look their best.
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    Resistance to BRAF inhibitors may be overcome with malaria drug
    Dermatology Times
    Though half of melanoma patients with the BRAF mutation respond positively to treatment with BRAF inhibitors, most develop resistance to the drugs and experience disease progression. A new study suggests a drug used to treat malaria may help to block the pathway that causes this BRAF inhibitor resistance.
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    Save your skin strategies
    Posh Beauty Blog
    Do you have that one nagging beauty concern that you obsess about in the mirror? Whether it's crow's feet, an uneven complexion or deepening lines — you're not alone. A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sheds light on our most pressing beauty woes and uncovers what women are most concerned about.
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    A growing trend: Botox in men
    The Georgetown Dish
    Men are a fast-growing segment of the cosmetic surgery population, representing approximately 10 percent of all cosmetic procedures. They particularly are interested in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can produce immediate results without postoperative recovery. Botulinum toxin injections fit the bill and have become the single most common cosmetic procedure in men, accounting for nearly 37 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.
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    Infliximab promising for treatment of Kawasaki disease
    Dermatology Times
    Infliximab, a monoclonal antibody, may be an effective treatment for children with Kawasaki disease, results of a recent study suggest. Researchers with the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine analyzed intensification of initial therapy for all children with Kawasaki disease in order to prevent resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin and associated coronary artery abnormalities by assessing the addition of infliximab to current standard therapy.
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    Emphasis on aging prompts sunscreen use in teens
    Dermatology Times
    Using educational videos focused on premature aging caused by sun exposure was more likely to improve teens' sunscreen use than videos focused on skin cancer risk, a recent study suggests.

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    Aesthetic procedures on upward trend
    Dermatology Times
    If your practice's business is anything like national trends, you may need to beef-up your number of staff members for 2014 to handle the explosion of aesthetic procedures coming through your doors.

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     Continuing Education


    CE Articles from PCIJournal.com
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    TRIGGERS & TREATMENT OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS: COA #PCIA0809   Exp. 8/1/2017  This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.   Download article and test.

    Learning objectives
    After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
    1. Describe the treatment modalities used to treat atopic dermatitis.
    2. Outline and understand the triggers that can exacerbate the disease.

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    Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (www.PCIJournal.com) Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has more than 32 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More

                        



     

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