National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference, May 16-18, 2009
This is an exciting time for the skin care industry! The launch of the first National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) conference demonstrates the understanding that NCEA has for the needs of teachers and skin care education. NETT is also providing you the opportunity to become NCEA Certified - the highest credential available in the United States, based upon a 1200-hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis.
Tanning and Cutaneous Malignancies
from PCI Journal
Multiple religions and civilizations based their beliefs around the sun, and as history evolved, medicinal uses for sunlight developed as well. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has been used for centuries as treatment and prevention for many ailments, such as vitiligo, rickets, lupus vulgaris and certain cancers. This article effectively outlines the progression of the tanning revolution and the dangers associated with this multi-billion dollar industry. More
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New Standards Urged for Treatment at Spas
from The Boston Globe
Legislators and doctors are pushing tougher rules for the exploding medical spa business in Massachusetts, saying some of the thousands of consumers who receive laser treatments, chemical peels, and other procedures are being put at risk by unlicensed and untrained providers. More
Age is in the Eye of the Beholder
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
Facial appearance does not always reflect the true chronological age of a person, as certain facial features may make an individual appear younger or older than they really are. A recent study investigating which facial attributes influence an individual's perceived age found that the appearance of the eye area, lips and skin color uniformity are the main, influencing facial features. These new insights could affect the order of importance of skin rejuvenation techniques you offer to your patients and which aspects of aging facial skin should be addressed first.
Allergan: A Lift from More Than Botox?
Almost everybody knows specialty pharma outfit Allergan because of its widely popular Botox product. Botox, originally approved for eye disorders, grew into a blockbuster product as a facial cosmetic agent designed to smooth away wrinkles. But there is more to Allergan, of course, and its efforts to expand its beauty and medical franchise are making its stock pretty attractive, too.
Why Hair Turns Gray is No Longer a Gray Area: Our Hair Bleaches Itself as We Grow Older
from Science Daily
Wash away your gray? Maybe. A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion that gray hair is a sign of wisdom, these researchers show that wisdom has nothing to do with it. More
Patient Satisfaction is Key
from Plastic Surgery Practice
Assuming economists are correct, aesthetic practitioners are staring into the maw of a recession unlike any seen for some time. A primary effect of this expected deep recession will be fewer new and returning cosmetic surgery patients. One way that practices can attract those harder-to-come-by consumers is with discount specials—reduced fees, product price cutting, and so forth. Robert Kotler, MD, FACS, a veteran facial cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Calif, believes a better approach will be to provide significantly higher levels of quality service. More
Facing the Facts - What You Need to Know About Facial Plastic Surgery
from PR Newswire
If you have considered undergoing a facial plastic surgery procedure for cosmetic or medical reasons, you are not alone. In fact, 85 percent of American adults would undergo a cosmetic procedure if given the chance, says the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Furthermore, 80 percent of those surveyed said they would rather trust their faces to the surgical expertise of a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the head, face and neck than a general plastic surgeon.
|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.