New Rating System Strives to Establish Universal Language of Aging
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
The Merz Scales, developed by a multidisciplinary team to “establish a universal language of aging,” is said to address the unmet need for an educational tool to facilitate communication between physicians and patients. While the scales do not diagnose or treat any particular conditions, they serve as a platform from which to discuss the aging process. More
SDSS Thanks the Following for Exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting
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NCEA'S Laser & Light Therapy
It is the position of the NCEA that:
1. Skin care professionals shall be permitted to use FDA approved energy-based devices & therapies for esthetic procedures.
2. Such use shall be within their scope of practice as defined by the regulations of individual states, where such regulations exist.
3. Skin care professionals shall meet the training requirements for the use of such devices as defined by their individual licensing board or other regulatory agency.
Will Dysport Challenge Botox in the Wrinkle Marketplace?
Medicis recently announced the long-awaited FDA approval of Dysport, the first and only competitor to Botox. You can see a related story in The New York Times. Doctors on RealSelf.com have been looking forward to the launch of Reloxin, grateful that there will be a choice in products and some competition in the marketplace, but disagree on whether or not the new product will affect the price of Botox. More
Treating Wrinkles with Cutting-Edge Technology--Without Going Under the Knife
from Scientific American
At-home treatment for wrinkles has come a long way since grandma slathered on Pond's. The old standby is still around, but it's now just part of the mix of over-the-counter and Rx beauty salves as researchers worldwide race against the (biological) clock—to find ways to slow the march of time and the tracks it leaves on the skin. More
Facing Up to Facial Patches
from The Sunday Times
For any man, woman or child, although their face may not be their fortune as the nursery rhyme goes, it can be considered one of the most important parts of the body and is cherished and pampered. Inextricably linked with the face would be the pigmentation or color of the skin which gives it not only the natural complexion but also the inherited texture. Facial pigmentation can manifest as normal pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation, MediScene understands. Very simply put, hyper- or hypo-pigmentation means that faces affected by either condition would have patches in several areas, says Dr. Ranasinghe. Dealing with the aspect of hyper-pigmentation or too much pigmentation on any part of the face and neck, he picks out melasma, where dark patches of discolouration are seen on the face. More
|OSHA Manual on Bloodborne Pathogens|
Published by Paramedical Consultants, Inc.
This book is required for every employer and skin care professional to be compliant with the Bloodborne Pathogen Act. This comprehensive book is tailored for the skin care specialist and gives specific examples and guidelines that are pertinent to the skin care industry and what OSHA will be looking for in the case of an inspection.