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June. 4, 2010
Planning your esthetician career
Beauty School Blog    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Embarking on a new career can be frightening at first because the distance between where you are when you get out of esthetics school and gaining the experience prospective employers want can seem so vast. The first step on any journey into the unknown is always the most difficult, and the good news is that once you pass your state boards, you’re actually already on your way. The next step is to define what is a successful career for an esthetician? More

Chemical peels in skin of color effective with post-treatment compliance
Cosmetic Surgery Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Skin that produces a lot of melanin has an increased reaction to influences such as sun exposure and heat, as well as anything else that can potentially irritate the skin, such as a chemical peel. Chemical peels are as safe and effective in darker-skinned people as in their light-skinned counterparts, but underestimating the potential for adverse events such as post-peel hyperpigmentation can be short-sighted, says Texas dermatologist Vivian Bucay, M.D. More

Mark your calendar to the 3rd NETT Conference - 2011
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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!

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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

A new study finds only 8% of sunscreens are effective
Inhabitat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You may have already started stocking up on sunscreen for the summer, but you might want to wait a second before slathering it onto your delicate skin. A recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group found that only 39 of 500 sunscreens on the market—a dismal 8 percent—made the grade for safety. But the scare doesn't stop there, the study also found that most sunscreens could also contain potentially hazardous ingredients, including a form of vitamin A that is linked to accelerated growth of skin tumors and lesions. So in the face of a depleted ozone layer and impending summer sun, what's one got to do to get some decent sunblock? More

Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists CE Webinars
from the 8th Annual Meeting now available

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These COA Approved Webinars have been made possible by an Unrestricted Education Grant from Universal Companies, Inc.

To see the list of COA Accrediated CE Webinars click here

1. Complete the webinar and record the COA# given during
the presentation. (Section B).
2. Complete the CE Registration Form (Section A).
3. Complete the Course Evaluation (Section C).
4. Mail the completed CE Registration Form with your paid
receipt to:
SDSS CE Program, 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4624.
*Be sure to keep a copy for your records.

Your CE Certificate will be emailed to you in 4-6 weeks. Neither the SDSS or the COA assume responsibility for maintaining or replacing CE certificates. NCEA Certified professionals will be required to produce notarized copies of any CE certificates.

PROVIDER ACCREDITATION The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS), 8th Annual Meeting that was held March 8-11, 2010 in Miami Beach, FL, provides this Continuing Education (CE) activity. The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved this webinar for 1.0 CE through March 8th, 2013. For more information on the COA, please click here.

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

More cosmetic surgery in Iraq after drop in violence
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Over the years of upheavals in Iraq, plastic surgeons have gained huge experience and skills in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery to help rehabilitate many thousands of people wounded by bombs or bullets. But now that general levels of violence have dropped sharply, they are facing a huge upsurge in demand for more conventional forms of cosmetic surgery. More

Teva gets FDA approval for acne gel
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said it received Food and Drug Administration approval for a generic version of Galderma's acne treatment Differin. Teva, based in Israel, said the product has annual sales of about $91 million in the U.S. 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

Fake Botox—a security threat?
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So you may feel a little insecure when you look at Mom or Dad and they're suddenly not able to smile anymore, or Aunt Millie is drooping at the eyelids from a botched botulinum-toxin job. But scholars at the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies see a security threat of a different type. Writing in the June issue of Scientific American, they argue that the proliferation of counterfeit Botox worldwide—fueled by consumer demand—has made the toxin, which is deadly in sufficient quantities, far more easily available for would-be bioterrorists than it was in the past. 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

Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa
By Paula Cohen and Susanne S. Warfield

For the past several years there has been an increasing number of physicians who have become involved in the spa industry. Whether an existing spa has asked a physician to become a "Medical Director" or if you are a physician interested in becoming an owner/director of your own facility–this book will get you started in the right direction. Awareness of the legal and liability issues that will affect a medical spa is an integral first step in developing a business plan. Order today!

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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