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Mar. 2, 2012
Are medical spas dangerous?
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Medical spas are a booming industry, but serious questions have arisen about how safe it is to have cosmetic treatments involving injections and lasers when there may not be a doctor in the house. Tucked into malls and shopping centers, these facilities typically offer laser treatments to zap away unwanted hair on your legs, chemical peels, injections of Botox and Restylane, often at cut-rate prices that seem too good to be true. More

International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
Monday, March 5, Miami Beach Convention Center

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2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Medical Esthetics: What it Takes

by Susanne Warfield
For many estheticians, working with a physician in a medical setting can be challenging. The first step is to understand your role. Warfield begins by examining the scope of practice issues, and explains what you can and cannot do. She then compares training and education standards to help develop your job description. Learn how to prepare for your first job interview in a medical setting.

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Esthetic Equipment: Can I use it?

by Susanne Warfield
Before you make a large financial investment for the latest and greatest new piece of equipment on the market, there are several factors you should consider to avoid making a costly mistake. Warfield shares essential advice on how to accurately evaluate whether or not to buy a new device. She covers questions you must ask the item's manufacturer, potential liabilities, issues you should review with a risk manager — and whether you are even able to use the device within your scope of practice.

Facial & Body Sculpting Microcurrent Machine

Our technology is truly State of the art in the industry; we are proud to say in head to head comparison, we get twice the results over our competitors. We offer a 90 day recoup your money or we pay the difference. Two Day VIP Event included in price. FREE TNG. Lease $174 mo. 800-800-0838

Setting realistic expectations is key to happy patients
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To avoid unsatisfied patients, dermatologists should ensure patients have realistic expectations, according to Dr. Howard K. Steinman. To successfully avoid leaving patients unsatisfied, he recommends the following strategies. More

Cosmetic surgery trend: More informed patients, minimally invasive
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Fewer eye lifts, a boom in Botox and more informed — and increasingly Internet-savvy — patients. For doctors trying to keep up with a changing market, those are among the findings in a pair of recently released reports recapping 2011. More

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Ablative fractional resurfacing improves scar mobility
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Ablative fractional resurfacing significantly can improve functioning in patients with mobility limiting scars, according to the experience of dermatologists that have treated soldiers returning from combat with the physical scars of war. When you think of ablative fractional resurfacing, you probably think of photo-damaged skin and acne scars, said Dr. Kenneth A. Arndt, a clinical professor of dermatology, emeritus, at Harvard. So why would you use something that tightens skin to treat scars? When ablative fractional resurfacing is used on scars, it actually increases pliability, he said. More



The procedure includes Peeling and Prepping Solutions and a 1% Retinol Cream. Results include improvements in skin tone, texture, and firmness, and reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Safe for all skin types.
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Market research: Dermatological drugs dominate drug sales
Marketwire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article has announced the addition of the new report "The World Market for Prescription Dermatological Drugs, 8th Edition," to their collection of Pharmaceuticals market reports. The global market for prescription dermatological drugs encompasses a wide variety of products that treat disorders of the skin as well as the effects of aging. The field of dermatology currently is experiencing a busy and interesting period and, as a result, the range of therapeutic options available to physicians has expanded. More

Male pattern baldness linked to prostate symptoms
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Early-onset of male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia, may be a marker of male urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 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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Survey Results

Payment Frequency Survey Results
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In the Feb. 24 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "How are you paid?"

Here's how our readers responded:

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Attend the 10th Anniversary Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Courtyard Marriott in San Diego
March 19 - 21

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  • 3 full days of educational sessions
  • Top industry speakers
  • Earn COA-approved continuing education credits
  • Set yourself apart and advance your career

  • SDSS Meeting Program Registration


    Meeting Registration Fees:
    Meeting registration fee is for Monday and Tuesday only; post-conference class requires additional registration fee for nonmembers. SDSS Members need only to reserve a spot for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

    SDSS Members                      $395 

    (add'l member same office)      N/A  

    Nonmember                           $495

    CE Highlight of the Week

    FREE COA-Approved Webinar

    Smart Solutions For Clearing Acne
    Presented by Jennifer Wild, DO

    Acne is a major source of frustration for patients, and each case is as varied as the patient. By identifying the main causes, role of hormones, and stress in the development and severity of breakouts, the skincare specialist will be able to design comprehensive treatment plans that cater to the individual cutaneous needs of each patient.

    At the end of the presentation the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
    1) Discuss the typical pathology of acne, as well as the potential role of hormones and external factors
    2) Identify topical ingredients proven to counteract the internal causes of acne
    3) List examples of comprehensive daily care and in-office treatment plans for multiple acne cases
    4) Review clinical trials involving patients with various types and severity levels of acne

    Download this FREE Webinar
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    The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

    Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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