Tough on wrinkles, soft on sales
The Wall Street Journal Share
Japanese cosmetics companies are known as some of the most technically advanced in the world, with promises of creams and emulsions that use rare ingredients to stop wrinkles and create a flawless complexion. But these days, they are finding one problem tough to conquer: the U.S. market. More
New survey finds people are concerned about skin cancer yet they may not understand the risks of sun or indoor tanning
American Academy of Dermatology Share
When it comes to tanning, dermatologists have long suspected that most people need an attitude adjustment. Now, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that the majority of people still idolize the bronzed look of a tan despite wanting to protect themselves from skin cancer. More
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference
Who Should Attend?
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators.
Why Should I Attend? This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year - this is it!
What Will I Learn? NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student’s future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program.
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Prescription cosmetic treatments a boon to big pharma and baby boomers alike
Medical News Today Share
Lifestyle treatments that improve the effects of aging and damage to the skin have performed better than other dermatologic drugs due to the demands of an aging baby boomer population. These lifestyle products do not treat diseases but rather meet cosmetic needs, and they are a new focus for many pharmaceutical companies facing tough regulations, market conditions and fewer blockbusters. The trend was reported by healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information in its new title "The Market for Prescription Dermatological Drugs, 7th Edition." More
Unlicensed cosmetic procedures dangerous
Unlicensed, non-medical providers for cosmetic surgery or body enhancement procedures can cause disfigurement and death, New York City health officials warn. The health department has investigated several complaints involving illegal medical practices in recent months including eight women, who were infected with the bacterium Nocardia, after receiving injections of unknown substances from unlicensed practitioners and a woman got an infection after undergoing liposuction by a salon operator without a medical license. The health department also found people injected with foreign substances, such as silicone or polymethyl methacrylate to modify body shape and contour, while others were injected with chemicals to dissolve fat. More
What does informed consent cover, and not cover?
Outpatient Surgery Share
When a cosmetic surgery patient signs an informed consent form that says there may be scarring after surgery, it doesn't necessarily protect the physician from negligence for any scars that a patient develops, according to a New York Supreme Court ruling issued last month. More
Botox may actually cause extra wrinkles, study finds
Fox News Share
Botox is one of the most widely used beauty treatments to eliminate the signs of aging, but a new study suggests the cosmetic injection may actually cause extra wrinkles. More