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May 14, 2010
Tough on wrinkles, soft on sales
The Wall Street Journal    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology
Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." more

The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference
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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.

Click Here for Full Program Details.

Prescription cosmetic treatments a boon to big pharma and baby boomers alike
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé™ system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance. To learn more please click here.

Please visit us at ASDS / ASCDS Booth #718 more

Unlicensed cosmetic procedures dangerous
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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

Environ Skin Care
The Environ® Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range assists skin to mobilize its innate ability to repair and maintain itself. The range consists of five increasing strengths of vitamins A and C, and contains antioxidants (Resveratrol), flavonoids and peptides (Matrixyl™). No fragrance or preservatives are added during manufacture. more

What does informed consent cover, and not cover?
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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
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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

HairMax LaserComb® ACTUALLY WORKS!
Physicians worldwide effectively treat genetic hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb as mono, concomitant or adjunctive therapy.  HairMax is clinically proven with published efficacy studies to promote hair growth in males. HairMax is the only laser phototherapy device that has FDA 510(k) Clearance for marketing. Over 92% user satisfaction. more

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 29 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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