Computers could help doctors correctly diagnose skin infections
Medical News Today Share
A new study suggests technology can help prevent misdiagnoses and the healthcare costs associated with them. In the study, a computer-based software system designed to assist in the diagnosis of dermatologic and other visual medical conditions performed better than physicians in correctly identifying common skin infections. More
National Esthetic Teacher Training information
Who Should Attend?
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators. Whether you work in a school or as a national trainer for a company, this conference will provide you with additional skills to be the best that you can be.
Why Should I Attend?
This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year - this is it!
What Will I Learn?
NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student’s future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 15
Click here to view program and to register.
Colored light sources lighting the way for new office and home-based skin devices
While dermatologists have used lasers successfully for years to treat common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and aging skin, it now appears that even non-laser lights may provide some of the same benefits. In fact, lights of different colors are being used in several in-office and at-home therapies that offer consumers an alternative to more expensive laser treatments, but all may not be equally effective. More
Double your day with no additional clients
COA#MILU3C4D Exp 9/1/2012
This educational activity has been approved for 2.0 CEs.
After completing this activity and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Increase service sales.
2. Keep clients happy.
3. Make more money in less time.
4. Double their day. More
Germs lurking in old makeup: It isn't pretty
Tracy Turnure's cosmetics collection doesn't quite qualify her for a spot on A&E's "Hoarders," but it's close. Her various makeup bags, combined with her mom's and her sister's stashes, once filled a mid-sized closet in the family's Seattle home. Hidden among her cosmetic cache is a black Wet 'N' Wild eyeliner pencil she bought for 99 cents in middle school and a Garden Botanika bronzer from the early 1990s. She swears she never uses the stuff, but somehow can't part with the palettes, powders and creams of her past. More
Sculpting with fat can restore faces
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Share
Jeremy Feldbusch can't see the results of the special cosmetic surgery he recently got—but he's pleased when people tell him what a good job the doctors did. Mr. Feldbusch is blind because a piece of artillery shrapnel tore through his skull in Iraq in 2003. In January, UPMC surgeon J. Peter Rubin took fat from his abdomen and thighs and injected it into cavities that his war injuries had left on his face. The procedure smoothed out the depressions that bordered a metal plate in his forehead and filled in some "potholes" near his right eye, as Mr. Feldbusch put it. More
Botox for teens: What would you do?
ABC News Share
Teenage girls notoriously struggle with their looks. But imagine if your teen were so concerned about her appearance that she insisted on getting Botox injections to combat the effects of aging. While the procedure might seem excessive for a fresh face, Botox, or botulinum toxin, has become increasingly popular among teenage girls since the Food and Drug Administration approved it for cosmetic use in 2002. More
Electricity sparks interest in new technologies and cosmeceuticals for aging skin
It may seem as if new developments to combat aging skin are being introduced faster than the speed of light. At the forefront of the research, dermatologists are underpinning these advancements, refining the basic understanding of how the skin ages in order to develop more effective non-invasive cosmetic procedures and products. Now, as an alternative to laser light—used successfully for years to make skin appear younger—dermatologists are investigating electricity. More