Legislative alerts - A growing concern
"It's only May and there has been a tremendous amount of legislative activity within regulatory boards and state legislatures. "We have been issuing alerts to estheticians and NCEA members, to take a proactive approach to protect their profession. Everything from our regulatory boards being abolished, to restrictions on esthetician's scope of practice," stated Susanne S. Warfield, NCEA's executive director. Even though we are still in a recession, now more than ever, estheticians need to ensure continuity of NCEA's advocacy work and renew their memberships. We are not the only advocacy coalition that is being impacted by lack of funds, and we need to maintain the association's mission for existence - political advocacy and standards. Bottom-line..., membership support equals the cost of one latte a-month - $45 annually - that's all it takes! Learn which states have been affected and what you can do to protect your future! More
FDA urged to ban medical use of latex gloves
HealthLeaders Media Share
The FDA's failure to ban latex gloves or the use of cornstarch in their manufacturing process "demonstrates astonishingly reckless and inexcusable disregard for the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers," says Public Citizen Health Research Group. More
How shed skin reduces indoor air pollution
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Flakes of skin that people shed at the rate of 500 million cells every day are not just a nuisance—the source of dandruff, for instance, and a major contributor to house dust. They actually can be beneficial. A new study, published in the American Chemical Society's journal, Environmental Science & Technology, concludes that oil in those skin cells makes a small contribution to reducing indoor air pollution. More
COA#PCIA0809 Exp. 9/1/2012
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Describe the pathogenesis of the disease and its epidemiology.
2. Understand the treatment options and effects of the disease.
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Making the science behind cosmeceuticals count
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
The market is flooded with a sea of cosmeceutical products that can help to improve the quality and appearance of patients' skin. Most of the products available today do, in fact, work and are backed by solid science, but they should be part of an ongoing skincare regimen and should not be viewed as a panacea for aging skin. More
Here comes the bride
Calgary Herald Share
Everyone wants to look picture-perfect on his or her wedding day, and some brides- and grooms to-be are taking an extra step to the doctor's office before stepping down the aisle. From facial skin treatments and breast implants to cellulite and laser hair removal, pre-wedding procedure packages are a growing business, say experts. More
New stratagems in the quest for hair
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Richard Paduda, an athletic man with a dark, spiky coiffure, does not look like your typical user of Latisse, the prescription eyelash-enhancing solution that has been endorsed by Brooke Shields and Claire Danes. That's because he has used it not on his eyelashes, which are fairly lush, but on his hairline, which he noticed last year was beginning to recede. More
Like mother, like daughter: New survey finds indoor tanning runs in the family
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When it comes to indoor tanning, sometimes mother doesn't know best. Results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women who use tanning beds reported that their mothers also use tanning beds. More