Sunscreen label changes expected, but not before summer
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A clearer, more meaningful standard for sunscreen labels is coming soon to a lotion near you, but not in time for the summer beach season that kicked off Memorial Day weekend. The Food and Drug Administration is working to finish new labeling rules that have been years in the making but will not be implemented before October. The current labeling system for sunscreen products is problematical, concedes Dr. James Spencer, spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology. But as millions throng to the beaches, he counsels: "Sunscreen is the best you can do for now, and we're working on better." The idea behind the new federal regulations is to make labels less confusing, so consumers know exactly what kind of protection they're getting. More
Federal and state issues that will affect your laser practice
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Webinar presented by Gus Anibarro
These COA Approved Webinars have been made possible by an Unrestricted Education Grant from Universal Companies, Inc.
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This presentation will overview the federal and state regulations that a laser practice needs to be aware of in order to practice safely on the consumer. Learn which federal agency has oversight on equipment and employee safety issues. Understand what state agency protects the consumer through operator licensing and/or certification. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Recognize federal and state regulations affecting their laser practice.
2) Apply the knowledge in order to maintain or become compliant.
3) Identify the state agency that protects the consumer.
4) Understand the importance of laser safety.
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.
To order this CE webinar:
SDSS Member Fee: $19.95 Click here
Non-member Fee: $24.95 Click here
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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.
Botox eases nerve pain in certain patients
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Made popular for its ability to smooth wrinkles when injected into the face, Botox - a toxin known to weaken or paralyze certain nerves and muscles - may have another use that goes beyond the cosmetic. Johns Hopkins researchers have found that patients with a painful and debilitating nerve compression disorder called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which studies suggest may occur in up to 8 percent of the population, reported a significant reduction in short-term pain after receiving a single, low-dose injection of Botox in a muscle located in the neck. More
Laser therapy may ease type of eczema
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Laser therapy that delivers a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light may help ease a hard-to-treat form of eczema, a small study suggests. The study , published in the British Journal of Dermatology, compared the effects of laser therapy versus corticosteroid ointment in 13 patients with what is known as the prurigo form of atopic dermatitis. More
How to safely get a tattoo removed
Getting that tattoo seemed like a good idea at the time. But now that blast from the past on your back or tribal band around your arm may seem like a bit of body art you could live without. If you're ready to get a tattoo removed, you're not alone: According to a 2006 survey in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 24 percent of 18- to 50-year-olds have tattoos, and 17 percent have considered tattoo removal. There's good news and bad news when it comes to getting a tattoo removed. More
'Dimpleplasty' will give you indentations just like Mario Lopez
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If you want adorable indentations like Mario Lopez or Jennifer Garner—all you have to do is give a plastic surgeon about 10 minutes of your time and a couple thousand bucks. It's a new procedure called "dimpleplasty" and it's the latest must-have facial enhancement, the New York Daily News reported. More
Collagen manufactured from transgenic tobacco plants at Hebrew University
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A scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants - an achievement with tremendous commercial implications for use in a variety of human medical procedures. More