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July 2, 2010
Research needed to determine how often adverse events occur in dermatology
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adverse events (AEs) following dermatologic procedures are a real possibility. However, the frequency of these events in dermatologic practice remains an unknown. Only after establishing which AEs occur and how often they appear can dermatologists begin to put forth sound preventive strategies to keep these unwanted events to a minimum, improving surgical outcomes in patients. More

What you need to know about patient confidentiality
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Presented by Paddy Deighan, MBA, JD, 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

This class will review HIPPA and recent expansion and amendments to it. We will also review HIPPA applicability to non-medical procedures and why this important for estheticians working in medical setting. Bring your practice questions on patient confidentially protocols to implement in your office. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Identify HIPPA issues.
2) Implement updates and understand the expansion of HIPPA rules.
3) Apply HIPPA in various situations.
4) Distinguish non-medical treatments and HIPPA applicability

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.

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

Accutane side effects may be dose-specific, new study finds
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According to results from a new study published in the June 23, 2010 edition of the Australian Journal of Dermatology, certain side effects associated with Accutane may vary depending on the amount of the medication taken by a patient. Accutane (isotretinoin) is an acne medication linked to severe side effects including ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. The medication was introduced in the early 1980s and pulled from the market in June 2009. Researchers involved in the recent study examined 1,743 patients who used isotretinoin over the course of six years. Results from the study revealed that patients who took the medication in doses of less than 0.25 mg daily experienced fewer side effects than those who took higher daily doses of the drug. 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

Scientists find possible genetic roots of type of hair loss
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Scientists have identified eight genes that may be associated with the skin disease alopecia areata, a common cause of hair loss that affects 5.3 million Americans. This is one of the first studies to locate genes potentially linked to alopecia areata. What is most striking about the genes identified is that they are already associated with a number of autoimmune disorders, including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Now, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York suggest these genes could be targets for new alopecia areata treatments. More

Wrinkles? Whatever. Teens turn to Botox
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Reality TV fixture Kim Kardashian may have raised a few (unfrozen) eyebrows with her recent admission that she's already used Botox at age 30. But for some young women, the question seems to be, "What took you so long?" "I wanted to be cute, to look cute, but I had these ugly lines in between my eyebrows and on my forehead," says Stephanie Torres, 19, of New York. "So I asked if I could get Botox. My mom paid for it. It was like a little birthday present." Torres, who went under the needle at age 18, is one of many teens and early 20somethings who are turning to Botox in an effort to not only smooth existing furrows, but fend off the aging process itself. 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

New procedure refreshes tired eyes
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If the 'eyes are the windows of the soul,' then those little wrinkles around them are the hard to remove water spots—in theory. Last year, Americans spent almost $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures to help them look more youthful with the third most popular procedure being eyelid rejuvenation. More

Illustrated plastic surgery application for iPad
The Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Now there's a richly illustrated plastic surgery app written specifically for the iPad. An intuitive new application, developed by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Denenberg, displays hundreds of before and after photos, tells you what it's like to have surgery, and lets you contact Dr. Denenberg for a free online consultation. 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

Laser, light therapy useful in combating signs of sun exposure on chest, neck
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Photoaging of the neck and chest is a common concern among patients. One of the most frequent clinical presentations is poikiloderma of Civatte (PC). First described by French dermatologist Achille Civatte in 1923, it is characterized by brown to pink patches of superficial atrophy, telangiectasia and mottled hyper- and hypopigmentation. More

OSHA Manual on Bloodborne Pathogens
Published by Paramedical Consultants, Inc.

This book is required for every employer and skin care professional to be compliant with the Bloodborne Pathogen Act. This comprehensive book is tailored for the skin care specialist and gives specific examples and guidelines that are pertinent to the skin care industry and what OSHA will be looking for in the case of an inspection. 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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