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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.

Those who choose to become NCEA Certified do so for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Commitment to career and the industry.
  • Desire to challenge skill level and knowledge base.
  • Commitment to personal growth and continuous learning.
  • A move to another state where the hours of training are higher than what they received in school.
  • State endorsement/reciprocity requirement to attain advanced licensure.

  • The reasons also vary with a person's age, longevity in the field and future plans. An added benefit is that NCEA Certified estheticians on average, earn more than their noncertified counterparts. Those who are committed to personal growth are more likely to have the self-confidence to seek increasing levels of responsibility and, therefore, higher incomes. Regardless of the reason — it's a good investment in yourself. The NCEA Certified designation could mean the difference between getting or missing out on your next promotion or position. Certification better prepares the skin care professional for today's job market and helps you be better equipped to respond to the constantly changing demands and advances within our profession.

    For more information visit: www.nceacertified.tv.
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    Lipotransfer vs. injectable fillers: The importance of volume
    HealthNewsDigest.com
    From the time you were born your face was full with volume in the cheeks and under the eyes. As you got a bit older the squeezable cheeks thinned out a bit, but still had a youthful quality about them. The skin was smooth and you looked well rested even in your teens and twenties after all-nighters. The thirties, forties and fifties are less kind to face. Fine lines and creases form. The skin becomes duller and the jawline can lose definition. The areas of the face that once had the perfect amount of volume are now flat. You look tired and drawn, even on your best day.
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    Researchers pinpoint cause of resistance to lice treatments
    Dermatology Times
    The use of pyrethrins and pyrethoid-based products to treat head lice may have helped to create selection pressure for resistant strains of the pest in North America, according to new research.
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    Skin abscesses caused by MRSA: new treatment guidelines issued
    Medical News Today
    It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics.
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    Illegal fillers can leave devastating results
    Dermatology Times
    Illegal fillers can have devastating effects on a patient's body and can be extremely hard to try to correct any resulting disfigurement. At his South Florida cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. John Martin sees more than his fair share of patients who have had illegal filler work done.
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    Study underlines that teens are motivated by beauty to use sunscreen
    CosmeticsDesign.com USA
    Although awareness of the risks of cancer from sun exposure is on the rise, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver shows that beauty is the motivational force to get teens to use sunscreen.
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    Kaiser embraces telemedicine to improve access to dermatology
    KPBS-TV
    Brenda Keagy has a history of skin cancer, so when she spotted something that looked suspicious recently, she wanted to see her dermatologist. It would have taken more than a month to get an appointment, so she emailed him. "And he emailed back and asked me if I could send a photograph of the item and attach it to the email system through Kaiser.org," Keagy recalled. "So I did that, and he was able to respond back to me with what the next step was." It turned out that Keagy's skin lesion was cancerous. So her dermatologist had her come into the office so he could remove it.
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    Cost-effective beauty: Skip the Botox, try the acupuncture face-lift
    Beauty World News
    Maintaining your looks and beauty just got that much easier and cheaper. In a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. Americans spend a lot of money on beauty.
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    House repeals SGR, Senate unlikely to follow suit
    Dermatology Times
    By a 238 to 181 vote, the House of Representatives approved legislation to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate. The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act would replace the current physician-payment system with one that rewards quality of care and incentivizes doctors to participate in alternative payment models. But, according to news reports, House Republicans attached the SGR bill to a measure that delays for five years the Affordable Care Act's mandate that all individuals obtain health insurance.
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    Cosmetic treatment can open the door to bacteria
    Health Canal
    Many people have "fillers" injected into their facial tissue to give them "bee-stung lips" or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects in the form of tender subcutaneous lumps that are difficult to treat and which — in isolated cases — have led to lesions that simply will not heal. Research recently published by the University of Copenhagen now supports that, despite the highest levels of hygiene, this unwanted side effect is caused by bacterial infection.
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    4 proven tricks to get Facebook likes on your business posts
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall. You know some sticks and performs really well, while others just flop. As far as the why, it's a mystery. Thanks to a recent study, part of the mystery has been cracked. Trust us, using these scientifically supported tips and tricks will help you get more bang for the same amount of time spent. Learn the top four data-proven tricks to help your posts on your business' Facebook page get more likes, comments and impressions below.
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    Scientists hail anti-aging impact of TPF 50 sunscreen
    CosmeticsDesign.com USA
    A new clinical study has highlighted the efficacy of Triple Protection Factor broad spectrum sunscreen in preventing sun damage and aging on the skin.

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    Beard envy? Hipster trend sparks interest in facial hair transplants
    TODAY
    Hipster beards are no longer confined to the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y. — they have made their way into the mainstream as actors, politicians, athletes and other men are sporting their own scruff. That's giving some follicularly challenged men enough serious beard envy to seek a facial hair transplant.

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     Continuing Education


    CE Articles from PCIJournal.com
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    MELANOMA: COA#PCIA1013   Exp. 11/1/2017  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. Understand the cause of Melanoma cancer and how to reduce risk.
    2. Understand the treatment options currently available.

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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. She is the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Life Achievement by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More

                        



     

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