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April 24, 2009
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Ohio Instructors Will Receive 16 Hours at the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
from NCEA
Attention OHIO Instructors

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology has approved the NETT conference for 16 hours of Continuing Education. Its not too late to register and to take advantage of the low hotel & registration rates.
$195 for first school registrant
$156 for each additional registrant

Effect of Myristyl Nicotinate on Retinoic Acid Therapy for Facial Photodamage
from PCI Journal
The study authors explored retinoids, which act on both the dermis and epidermis and are known to produce smoother, less wrinkled and less pigmented skin. Working in the epidermis, retinoids increase epidermal and granular layer thickness, stratum corneum compaction, decrease melanin content, and improved epidermal atypia. More

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Exhibitor Spotlight
SDSS Thanks the Following for Exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting

from SDSS
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National Standards Set for Skin Care Professionals
Continuing Education Credits

from NCEA
It is the position of the NCEA that:

It is NCEA’s position that all states that regulate esthetician licensees should mandate a minimum of 12 hours of Continuing Education credits (CEUs)–before an estheticians can renew their license. More

State Regulatory Boards Asked to Recognize the NCEA Commission on Accreditation
from NCEA
The NCEA launched the National NCEA Certification Program in May of 2007 and began certifying skin care professionals based upon the NCEA 1200 hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. As part of re-certification, the NCEA Certified professional is required to maintain 12 hours of NCEA Approved Education in order to renew their certification every three years. Most industry trade shows have done a poor job in screening presenters (and their presentations) at these conferences. Examples: trade names are used, products and equipment are "sold" during the presentation, conflicts of interest are not openly declared, etc.

The NCEA has stepped up-to-the plate to set a standard on continuing education and formed - The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) to facilitate and supervise the continuing education requirements of the skin care professional for recertification and/or relicensure.

NCEA is asking states to recognize the NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) as a resource to facilitate and supervise compliance of continuing education activities for your licensees.

The use of an outside accreditation agency is already used through many professions, especially the medical field. Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers like the American Academy of Dermatology's - Dermatology Maintenance of Certification (D-MOC), and Elsevier are overseen by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As a standard-setting coalition, we undertook this responsibility to ensure the continued safety of consumers, provide measurable outcomes, raise the standard of educational delivery methods to increase the skin care professional's knowledge, skills and competency.


Gift of a Face a Testament to Donor’s Enduring Values
from The Boston Globe
Joseph Helfgot, the son of Auschwitz survivors, was clear about his intentions as he prepared to receive a long-awaited heart transplant April 5: If he did not survive, he wanted to donate his organs to others who needed them. Growing up hearing of his parents' Holocaust experience made the gift of life so valuable, he said, that no other decision seemed possible. When Helfgot, 60, did not wake up after surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital - tests later showed he had suffered a series of strokes - his family was asked a question they had never anticipated: Would they also approve the donation of his face to a man horribly disfigured in an accident? After a brief family conference the answer was unequivocally yes. It's what he would have wanted. Thus, the stage was set for the nation's second face transplant, and New England's first. More

WWU Will Soon be Launching Online Continuing Education
from SDSS
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.

So Botox Isn’t Just Skin Deep?
from The New York Times
Over the last decade, Botox has become a synonym for the eradication of wrinkles, a kind of shorthand for the entire enterprise of cosmetic medicine. But now, with the popularization of new medical uses, therapeutic applications of the drug are poised to outstrip the cosmetic treatment in both revenue and prominence. More

Cautiously Optimistic Oculoplasts Urge More Testing on Latisse
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
A new prescription product that promotes eyelash growth (Latisse, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03 percent; Allergan) will benefit cosmetic-minded patients and the physicians who serve them, sources say. Among oculoplasts, however, there is concern about some of the drug’s side effects. In addition, some oculoplasts say more research needs to be done before they’d feel totally confident in non-eye specialists monitoring the drug’s use without, in some cases, seeking consult with an oculoplast. More

Botox Rival Faces Delay in FDA Marketing Approval
from Bloomberg
Competition for the Botox shot, America’s most popular cosmetic procedure, was delayed as U.S. drug regulators discuss labeling and a strategy for evaluating and mitigating risks of the new wrinkle smoother. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. and Ipsen SA, which developed the experimental Reloxin product, are in talks with the Food and Drug Administration, Boulogne-Billancourt, France-based Ipsen said in a statement. The injection relaxes the muscles that cause forehead lines using a type of botulinum toxin similar to the one in Allergan Inc.’s Botox. The delay should be a matter of weeks, according to brokerage Aurel BGC. More

Laser Safety for the Salon, Spa & Small Medical Clinic
By Judi Nicholson R.N. B.S. & Susanne S. Warfield

If you are considering having a laser in your salon, spa or small medical clinic, this book will update you on the latest lasers and how they would fit into your environment. The licensing and regulatory requirements, including following of the ANSI Standards for laser safety, which are included under the OSHA General Duty Clause are reviewed. Order today!

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More


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