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Estheticians losing rights to perform certain services
Urgent Tennessee Update reported by Mona Sappenfield    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mona Sappenfield, CEO and founder of Mona Spa and Laser Center, writes: "The Cosmetology Board is taking the position that they will 'read' my proposal and discuss changing cosmetology laws for Modern Aesthetics on the Aug. 6 Cosmetology Board Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Our board's current position on this subject is that they do not want anything to do with regulating lasers. If your business is being affected by the erasing of the aestheticians' occupation beyond facials and waxing, then you should request to speak at this board meeting." More

California dermatologists reduce wrinkles with collagen made from patients' cells
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Silverberg Surgical and Medical Group is announcing the recent addition of an innovative approach to wrinkle reduction. LAVIV is the first and only personalized cell therapy designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles by capitalizing on the natural benefits of a patient's own collagen. Recently FDA approved, only a handful of board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons, including Dr. Nancy Silverberg, have completed the comprehensive training required by LAVIV manufacturer Fibrocell Science Inc. Additionally, Silverberg is one of few physicians certified to train other physicians to perform the LAVIV technique. More

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New peri-op approach accurately IDs melanoma in nail matrix
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Intraoperative reflectance confocal microscopy can be used to diagnose melanonychia striata in the nail matrix, according to a study published online June 7 in the British Journal of Dermatology. More

Smokers have higher squamous cell skin carcinoma risk
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Smokers have a more than 50 percent increase in risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and the risk remained elevated, even among those who'd kicked the habit, researchers found. More

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Compulsive tanning may be linked to Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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It's true that many people have a hard time seeing themselves for who they really are. Endless hours of television talk shows have been filmed and broadcast showcasing people's lack of insight into what they're really like, but the truth of the matter is, Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a serious disorder that interferes with a person's ability to function in daily life. The idea that an addiction to tanning could actually demonstrate that an underlying problem such as BDD exists is an important breakthrough that needs to be considered in a more thoughtful manner. More

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Psoriasis tied to 14 other autoimmune diseases
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Patients with psoriasis have significantly higher odds for having at least one of 14 other autoimmune diseases, according to a study published online June 4 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Premier hair transplant surgeon adopts groundbreaking technology
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Premier hair transplant surgeon Dr. Herbert S. Feinberg announced the implementation of the ARTAS System of Restoration Robotics Inc. in his New Jersey-based practice. As the first and only FDA-cleared, physician-controlled, computer-assisted technology for harvesting follicular units directly from the scalp, the ARTAS System provides new and exciting possibilities for both physicians and patients. By utilizing sophisticated digital mapping and precision robotics, the system delivers beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal invasiveness. More



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Could psoriasis increase odds for type 2 diabetes?
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People suffering from the autoimmune skin disorder known as psoriasis may face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. "People with psoriasis are at increased risk of developing diabetes that is independent of traditional risk factors like being obese," said lead researcher Dr. Joel Gelfand, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. More

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Danger ubiquity rationalization endorsed by tanning bed users
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite medical evidence of the potential hazards of tanning beds, current tanning bed users strongly endorse danger ubiquity rationalizations, according to a research letter published in the June issue of the Archives of Dermatology. More

Dermatology social media marketing program offered by Maximize Social Media LLC
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Social media consulting firm Maximize Social Media LLC announced its dermatology marketing program, providing needed support to dermatology practices worldwide. The firm will offer full social media management and local business listing optimization for dermatologists that provide skin-related medical and surgical services to patients. The social media services will include complete management of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to target demographics in need of dermatology services. More

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Internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk, to present at FACE Conference and Exhibition
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New York City double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk, will present at the 10th anniversary of the prestigious FACE Conference and Exhibition June 16 in London. FACE Conference and Exhibition is an international medical meeting, celebrated for attracting the world's leading aesthetic practitioners. Dr. Rizk, a global pioneer in surgical innovation of the face, will be lecturing on the "Latest Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery." His presentation will showcase his state-of-the-art techniques and will focus on how plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners can collaborate to deliver optimal outcomes for patients. More

 Continuing Education

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The trend of using organics and in-organics in the physician's office will be explored. Consumers are aware, and will ask the skincare specialist the benefits and concerns of using these ingredients and products. The direction in which these compounds: natural, unrefined oils and flower essences along with beliefs and health issues will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
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 Survey Results

Hourly Range Survey Results
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In the June 15 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "What is the range of your hourly rate?"

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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