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May 1, 2009
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National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference, May 16-18, 2009 - Early Bird Rates Extended
from SDSS
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. More

Chronic Medication Use and Inflammatory Skin Diseases: The Power and Limitations of the Case-Control Study
from PCI Journal
This commentary focused on the difficulties associated with reliably determining if the chronic use of specific medications is associated with skin diseases. Since placebo controlled, randomized and blinded prospective trials are most often impractical for this type of a question, one must usually resort to other methods that are more subject to potential bias. More

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

from SDSS
Mesoestetic Pharmaceutical Laboratories is known worldwide for its leadership in depigmentation treatments. For the past 14 years, Mesoestetic has specialized in the research, development and manufacturing of high quality professional cosmetic treatments. As a world leader and pioneer in the cosmetic industry, Mesoestetic guarantees quick and efficient results for the patients, as well as the medical professional. More

National Standards Set for Skin Care Professionals
Esthetic Equipment Evaluation

from NCEA
In keeping with the mission of the NCEA to represent and protect the Esthetic and related professions, and to convey proper standards of practice, the NCEA has developed a list of questions to consider when evaluating equipment. More

What You Need to Know about the Red Flag Rule
from AMA
In November 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a set of regulations, knows as the “red Flag Rule,” requiring that certain entities develop and implement written identify theft prevention and detection programs to protect consumers from identity theft. While the American Medical Association (AMA) is committed to the protection of patients and physicians, the Red Flag Rule did not specifically state whether physician practices were subject to Red Flag Requirements. More

Expert Tips for Anti-Aging in Ethnic Skin
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
At a recent educational symposia, AboutFace 2009, The Art and Science of Using Injectable Agents and Energy-based Devices for Facial Aesthetic Enhancement, Cheryl Burgess, M.D., shared her expertise on the use of topical agents in skin of color. Signs of aging in the ethnic population include an uneven complexion, the loss of volume and skin laxity, epidermal growths and wrinkles. Although skin moisturization, firmness, tone and smoothness are of concerns in the aging population, the main goal with ethnic skin, according to Dr. Burgess, is blending of the complexion to enhance radiance of the skin. 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.

Antioxidant Found in Berries, Other Foods Prevents UV Skin Damage That Leads to Wrinkles
from Medical News Today
Using a topical application of the antioxidant ellagic acid, researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea markedly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response - major causes of wrinkles - in both human skin cells and the sensitive skin of hairless mice following continuing exposure to UV-B, the sun's skin-damaging ultraviolet radioactive rays. More

Growth of Plastic Surgery & Botox Grannies in U.K.
from PR Newswire
A new trend in beauty has been seen by staff at Transform, the UK's leading plastic surgeons and non-surgical treatments: the rise of Botox Grannies. More and more women over 60 are having non-surgical treatments including Botox, dermal fillers and skin peels and treatments, as well as plastic surgery such as breast implants and facelifts. Encouraged by their daughters and the increasing high profiles and media coverage of amazing looking celebrities who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Joan Collins, Jane Seymour and Lulu, UK's Botox Grannies are driving a new demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. More

Guide to Building a Medical Esthetic Practice
By Susanne S. Warfield

This complete guide will take the physician, esthetician, accountant and health attorney through the necessary steps of designing a business plan for incorporating skin care services into a medical practice. The legal and liability chapters will identify the areas that need to be researched on a Federal and State basis. Warfield also helps the physician determine physical plant requirements, how to hire an esthetician and what to negotiate in an employment agreement. Service and product proforma assumptions are also provided with a sample financial plan. 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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