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Doctors on call: Checking your skin for signs of melanoma
The Florida Times-Union    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some sobering facts about melanoma: It is the most common cause of cancer in young adults aged 25-29; women aged 39 and under are more likely to develop melanoma than any other cancer, except breast cancer; it is most common in men over age 50; and the survival rate for early melanoma is 99 percent, which plummets to 15 percent for advanced, widely metastatic disease. Simply put, melanoma is a potentially devastating disease that usually can be caught early and cured definitively — as long as it is found. And the No. 1 thing stopping people from finding these cancers early is that they either do not look at their own skin regularly or that they do not see a doctor for a full skin exam regularly. More

Brotox: Primping's not just for women anymore
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They Botox and moisturize, dab their eyes with wrinkle cream and spend lunch hours on manicures and pedicures. Today's men are getting a makeover, prettifying themselves with such gusto that they're driving big increases in national skin care sales and flooding dermatologists' offices with record-high requests for wrinkle smoothers, laser treatments and derma fillers. More

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Laser beauty treatments are the latest summer trend
PRNewswire via MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An online cosmetic surgery resource has highlighted the benefits of pre-summer laser beauty treatments. According to Cosmetic Surgery Guru, both laser hair removal and IPL laser are quick and convenient procedures that can help people look their best throughout the warmer months More

Snail extract: The newest trend in natural skin care    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Snail extract has been discovered to be increasingly good for skin after a group of snail farmers reported that they had smoother skin after handling snails with their hands. More

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Chicago passes ordinance prohibiting indoor tanning for those under 18
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The Chicago City Council approved Alderman Debra Silverstein's ordinance to prohibit minors under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds at Chicago salons. This important action is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, 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.

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New study of facial blue vein treatment
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International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies met for their congress in Rome, May 9-12. Dr. David A. F. Ellis, a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, presented the findings of his study to a revolutionary new treatment for the removal of blue veins located on his patient's faces. More than 2,000 doctors and practitioners attended. More

New melanoma drug halts tumor growth
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A new drug is showing promise against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, according to new research, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago. More

Anti-aging: Laboratories target glycation
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Speaking of glycation, equals to going back to a theme that emerged about 20 years ago in cosmetics but which is nonetheless not outdated due to the new developments regularly offered by active ingredient suppliers and brands. Glycation is still drawing a lot of attention because the phenomenon observed on the skin is one of the reasons for skin aging. More



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Men spend billions on grooming products, cosmetic procedures
PRWeb via Times Union    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the American male grooming market now worth $3.5 billion, men seem to be changing their attitude about issues that were in the past thought of as female focused. Feeling the need to look youthful and appear dynamic well into your 40s, 50s and 60s has led to men rethinking their attitudes towards diet, exercise, skin care products and cosmetic surgery. More

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New app will let you track acne, skin tone, pore size
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you want to track spots, skin tone and pore size on your face over time, to either obsess over aging and imperfections or see if that new skin care regimen is working, a forthcoming smartphone app hailing from Japan will help you do just that. More

Does skim milk cause acne?
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A recent Harvard Nurse's Health study found that the association between milk intake and severe physician-diagnosed teenage acne was even more marked for skim milk than for other forms of milk. More

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Botox putting the freeze on migraines
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The wrinkle blaster Botox is FDA approved to treat migraines, but in Kentuckiana, Ky., one headache specialist currently using Botox reports that many patients are unaware it is an option. More

Summits highlight growth of US natural cosmetics market
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Natural cosmetics were under the spotlights in May with two sets of conferences competing during the same week to attract the North American audience in New York: The Natural Beauty Summit and the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, gathering more than 180 executives from the cosmetics industry. Both events underlined the fact that the perception of naturality significantly differs on the two sides of the Atlantic. According to Kline's Global Natural Care Market Report the double-digit growth rate of the natural care global market reached a volume of $23.1 billion in 2010 compared to $20.1 billion in 2009. More

 Continuing Education

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About the webinar:
The esthetician can be the first line of defense to take an active role in skin cancer screenings. This interactive presentation will consist of a combination of clinical images and case-based scenarios that will demonstrate the clinical characteristics of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer prevention, including sun safety and associated risk factors, will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand key clinical characteristics of skin cancer.
2) Discuss the relevant risk factors for each of the skin cancer subtypes.
3) Explore some useful tips in approaching mysterious lesions.
4) Discuss skin care prevention and sun safety.

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 Survey Results

Payment Survey Results
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In the June 1 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "How are you paid?"

Here's how our readers responded:

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 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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