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Cosmetic dermatology and the 'none' or 'almost none' phenomenon
Dermatology Times
We are entering a new era in dermatology where numerous drugs are available with the sole purpose of improving appearance and not treating disease. Certainly, aging could be considered a disease that affects all humans, but it is possible to argue that since all humans age, it is normal and not a disease.
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FDA panel recommends approval for Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy
Amgen Inc's skin cancer immunotherapy showed enough efficacy in the treatment of melanoma to be given marketing approval, an independent advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said recently.
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Green light for new drug for advanced skin cancer
The European drugs regulator, the European Medicines Agency, has given the green light to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new monoclonal antibody for the treatment of adults with advanced melanoma.
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FDA: Bogus Botox found in US
Plastic Surgery Practice
Fake Botox was found in the United States and may have been sold to doctors' offices and medical clinics nationwide, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The product was sold by an unlicensed supplier who is not authorized to ship or distribute drug products in the United States.
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5 ways the medical community is spreading skin cancer awareness
Healthcare Global
As the threat of skin cancer continues to grow, doctors and hospitals across the country are spreading the word about the dangers of skin cancer. From encouraging checkups to educating the public on prevention, the medical community is serious about skin cancer. Here are just a few ways medical professionals are getting vocal about skin cancer dangers.
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What are monoclonal antibodies? New immunotherapy melts skin cancer tumor
Medical Daily
Monoclonal antibodies are a type of drug classified as "immunotherapy" due to the fact they guide your immune system to recognize and then attack dangerous pathogens. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine reported how two monoclonal antibodies were so effective against skin cancer, they melted away one woman's tumor and left behind an empty space after just one treatment.
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Do-it-yourself cosmetic treatments can have disastrous results
From creams to Botox to fillers — a simple Internet search will turn up a number of websites that promise to save you money on cosmetic treatments. But ordering online beauty can have some ugly results. "Quite simply, you don't know what you're getting," said Dr. Kevin Ciresi of Athenix in Fresno, California. Ciresi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who brings his years of expertise to his clients, and he's used that experience with corrective surgery for some patients who've had botched beauty treatments.
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A new face at 20 percent off? Sign me up
The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
Contributor Joyce Wadler writes: I lost a lot of weight a while back, and a few weeks ago I realized my skin was too big for my face. It's sort of like what happens with jeans: One day you get a look in a three-way mirror and think, "Hey, these things are hanging off me." But with jeans, it's a cause for celebration. And going to the store to pick out new pairs is like a victory lap. It's not like that with a face. There were also troughs under my eyes. Well, what can you do? I am 67. But these troughs were furrowed and lined. If you were a paleontologist, you could look down and see my history.
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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — May 30

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
May 30
Orlando, Florida

Saturday, May 30

• Members: $125
• Nonmembers: $149

  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

The Legal & Ethical Implications of Working in Med Spas

Presented by Alex R. Thiersch

About the webinar:
This webinar will focus on the role of skin care specialists in med spas. Our experienced lawyers will provide an overview of the med spa business, discussing how to succeed in this industry while working legally and ethically within the confines of Federal and State laws. This webinar is ideal for estheticians, cosmetologists and skincare specialists.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Learn what defines a med spa and about the guidelines that govern the med spa industry.
2) Outline role of skin care specialists in the med spa setting and what types of treatments and procedures skincare specialists can and cannot perform.
3) Examine the regulatory issues concerning the med spa industry, such as fee-splitting, improper ownership structure, corporate practice of medicine, lack of physician supervision and delegation and false or improper advertising of professional medical services.
4) Describe ways skin care specialists legally fit into the med spa setting.

Webinar cost: $19.95 member; $24.95 nonmember. To order this webinar as a member, click here. To order this webinar as a nonmember, click here.

Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.

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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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