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May 8, 2009
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Top 5 Legal & Liability Issues of Medical Spas
from the desk of Susanne S. Warfield
Are you a Spa or a Medical Facility? Not knowing how to answer this question is the top issue of medical spas, because how you answer this question affects state and some federal issues that you need to be aware of. If you answerd a "spa," then all the rules and regulations of the state regulatory board apply. Don't think that a "medical spa" falls under the purview of the cosmetology board? As soon as the word "spa" was included in the name of the facility, the perception of the consumer is what counts. So does that mean that facial services offered in a medical spa are better than Sally's spa down the street? Some marketing would lead you to believe that "medical supervised" means that they on. More

Applied Corneotherapy and Skin Care Guidelines for the Anti-Aging Treatment
from PCI Journal
The author used the theory of corneotherapy to develop a skin treatment method to prevent premature skin aging. Corneotherapy, a term coined by Dr. Albert Kligman, was described as a skin care concept based on repairing the stratum corneum and therefore improving the function of the skin barrier. In this article, the use of applied corneotherapy involved the use of topical products, treatment methods and measures involving skin protection, supportive skin regeneration, individualized treatment of skin problems, typical anti-aging actives, skin diagnosis and a treatment procedure. More

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

from SDSS
Neocutis, a leader in innovative, effective skin care brings the precision of Swiss technology and cellular therapy research together for scientifically advanced breakthroughs in anti-aging and (post-procedural recovery. PSP® Processed Skin Cell Proteins ), NEOCUTIS’ proprietary skin care ingredient is derived from a biotechnology process that extracts rich proteins such as antioxidants, cytokines and fibroblasts known to optimize wound healing and skin rejuvenation. More

NCEA'S Esthetician Apprenticeship Definition
from NCEA
NCEA considers esthetician apprenticeship to be theoretical and practical training provided by a supervising licensed esthetician, other than in or part of the curriculum of a state-approved licensed school. More

Medicis Gets Green Light for Botox Alternative
from The Arizona Republic
Medicis Pharmaceutical said Thursday it has secured federal approval to begin marketing its anti-wrinkle drug that will rival Botox. The Scottsdale-based company will begin selling its new drug, called Dysport, within 30 to 60 days, the time needed to train sales staff and doctors and to establish a price for the cosmetic product. 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.

Anti-aging Creams with Synthetic Snake Venom
from Los Angeles Times
Maybe we can blame snakes for our wrinkles. After all, as the story goes, it was a snake that tempted Eve, getting her expelled from Eden and doomed to a mortal life filled with fine lines and wrinkles. So isn't it about time that the slithering serpent made amends? More than a half-dozen skin-care companies think so, incorporating a synthetic venom into their formulations to help diminish signs of aging. But experts wonder whether the topical formulations penetrate deeply enough to effectively inhibit muscle contraction. After all, Botox is injected for a reason -- to deliver the compound directly into muscle tissue."The smaller the molecule and the more fat-soluble, the deeper that chemical can get into the skin," says Dr. Corey Maas, fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. More

Medical Spas and Clinics Boast Convenience, Little Downtime
from The Oklahoman
A new field of medicine that focuses on aesthetic medicine and aesthetic physicians is coming into its own as more and more people want rejuvenating treatments and procedures that require minimal downtime. More

Physician's Guide to In-Office Dispensing
By Inga Ellzey & Susanne S. Warfield

For the physician who is setting up in-office dispensing of products from their practice, this book is indispensable. The authors take you through the steps of deciding what products to dispense, selection of a product and the how-to of setting up the business of selling products from your practice. 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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