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June. 25, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday NCEA!

Ten years ago today the Inaugural Organizational Members Meeting of the NCEA was held in New York City.The mission of the NCEA is to represent the esthetic profession by defining and conveying standards of practice, while educating the industry and the public.

For past history of the NCEA and to see where it all began, click here.

Children should learn there's no such thing as a 'healthy tan'
St. Louis Today    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sun exposure has many harmful consequences, including skin cancer, sunburns, wrinkles and photoaging. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun directly damages DNA. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that sun protection begin in infancy. Importantly, the large majority of one's lifetime sun exposure usually occurs before adulthood. To teach kids about the harmful effects of sun exposure, compare the cancer-causing potential of ultraviolet light to that of smoking. Teens may be especially difficult to convince to practice sun protection because of peer pressure and the desire for a tan. However, there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." More

Cosmetic Chemistry for the SkinCare Specialist
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting Webinar
presented by Ivana Velkovic, PhD

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

The ever-evolving aesthetics industry is consistently being introduced to new and exciting ideas for treating the skin. With all that is available, it can often be difficult to determine which products will be effective. Developing a basic understanding of cosmetic chemistry is an excellent way to ensure that formulations are stable, utilize appropriate percentages of active ingredients and penetrate properly into the skin. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Describe the basics of cosmetic chemistry.
2) Discuss the importance of proper formulation.
3) Analyze product ingredients on a label.
4) Recognize formulations that use active ingredients.

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

Learn more about becoming a member

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.

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

Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in US
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cutaneous appendageal carcinomas-tumors of the skin appendages such as hair, nails, sweat glands and mammary glands-are rare but rates appear to be increasing in the United States, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More

Making varicose veins vanish
The Portland Press Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Laurette Poulin had surgery to remove painful varicose veins in her left leg 10 years ago, she spent two days in a hospital and three weeks recovering at home. This week, it took a surgeon in Falmouth, Ore., about 20 minutes to seal two swollen and painful veins in her right leg. Poulin was awake through the whole thing and walked out of the surgical office, smiling, about 15 minutes later. More

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

Mercury found in certain skin-whitening creams
Cosmetic Surgery Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The Chicago Tribune reports that some skin-whitening creams contain toxic levels of mercury. According to the news-broadcast transcript appearing on the Web site of Chicago's WGN, the Tribune sent 50 skin-lightening creams to a lab for testing. Most were purchased in Chicago-area stores. The lab found that six creams contained amounts of mercury banned by federal law since 1990. 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

Botox may temporarily paralyze emotions, too
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For Botox users concerned that the muscle-paralyzing injections will rob their face of its ability to show emotion, a new study suggests that people injected with the toxin might end up with less strong emotion to display in the first place. Researchers at Barnard College in New York City found that facial expressions appear to play a role in how your emotions develop, not just in how you display them for others to see. 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

Liquid injectable silicone a safe, long-lasting correction for facial defects
Cosmetic Surgery Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Liquid injectable silicone offers safe, precise and long-lasting correction for a range of facial and extrafacial defects when used with proper injection technique and regard for its permanent nature, says Jay G. Barnett, M.D. More

Physician's Guide to In-office Dispensing
By Inga Ellzey & Susanne S. Warfield

For the physician who is setting up in-office dispensing of products from their practice, this book is indispensable. The authors take you through the steps of deciding what products to dispense, selection of a product and the how-to of setting up the business of selling products from your practice. 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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