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Sun Sensitivity in 5 U.S. Ethnoracial Groups
from PCI Journal
Many sun safety studies only include non-Hispanic white individuals. The objective of this study was to investigate distributions of Fitzpatrick skin type within 5 ethnoracial groups and substantiate each group’s self report with objective measure. More
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SDSS thanks the following for exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting
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L.M.X.4® topical anesthetic, and OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel. Introducing Ascorderm, discernibly different vitamin C, Retriderm® redefining retinol and Tensage® with SCA technology.
National Standards Set for Skin Care Professionals
Chemical Exfoliation Procedures
It is the position of the NCEA that:
1. Chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians.
2. In addition to manufacturer supplied , product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA.
3. If estheticians wish to perform chemical exfoliation procedures, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.
Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by Federal, State, and Local Regulations.
NCEA is protecting your right to practice by...
• Addressing current issues that impact your income
• Developing professional and educational guidelines
• Representing your interests at the state regulatory level
• Strengthening your voice in the industry
Reminder to Book Your Hotel for the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
Special Rate for NETT attendees has been arranged at the Hampton Inn Tropicana located at 4975 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV. The rate of $119.00 per night has been arranged. Call the hotel directly at (877) 584-6835 and reference National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference. Rooms are only being held through April 15, 2009. After this date the rate may not be honored.
WWU Will Soon be Launching Online Continuing Education
WWU is launching the first online Continuing Education Course approved by the NCEA Commission on Accreditation. The CE article will be available for immediate purchase and download and has been recognized as 0.1 CE. The CE can be used towards the National Certification requrement of 12 CEs prior to recertification. To learn more about the Commission on Accreditation Application Process download application here.
Study: Being Too Thin Will Age Your Face
from New York Daily News
Second helpings on dessert might seem like the sweetest way to celebrate new research that says being thin ages us more than anything else. Sadly, you can't have your cake and eat it, too: While the research does note that thinness makes the face appear older, this holds true only for women over 40, says lead study author Dr. Bahman Guyuron. More
The Protein SRF Keeps The Skin Healthy
from Science Daily
Sabine Werner and colleagues, at the Institute of Cell Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, have determined a role for the protein SRF in the skin and found that its expression is markedly decreased in the diseased areas of skin of individuals with psoriasis.
Low-Energy Light Bulbs Can Cause Rashes
The traditional incandescent light bulb, which has been the staple in homes to banish darkness for over a hundred years, may be disappearing, and the low-energy light bulb that takes its place can cause rashes and swelling for thousands of people. New, low-energy, compact fluorescent bulbs use just 30 percent of the energy of incandescent bulbs. Green-minded organizations, as well as the U.S. government and mega-retailer Walmart, are promoting their use, emphasizing their overall money-saving features despite their higher initial cost. Some countries, including Great Britain, are banning the use of traditional light bulbs by 2012. More
|Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa|
By Paula Cohen and Susanne S. Warfield
A medical spa is a facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional. The facility operates within the scope of practice of its staff, and offers traditional, complementary, and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting. Practitioners working within a medical spa will be governed by their appropriate licensing board, if licensure is required.