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The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association are proud to offer you this new membership benefit of the Warfield Weekly Update. This is a complimentary subscription to this weekly news brief provided by your association. Below is a sample of today's issue. Every Friday, you will receive the latest WWU filled with top articles and industry topics to keep you informed of the latest developments relevant to your industry. Enjoy!

Dermatologists discuss latest therapies in CME
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Dermatologists from all over Maharashtra, India, recently gathered to discuss various advances in their field. Several eminent dermatologists spoke about the therapies and procedures that are in demand these days. Latest trends in dermatosurgery and topics like lasers, chemical peel, targeted phototherapy in vitiligo, rationale of drug reaction and pharmacovigilance were discussed for continuing medical education. More

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How to boost skin self-exam rates
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Interactive computer-assisted patient education combined with a hands-on, dermatologist-led tutorial and monthly reminders proved successful in increasing the performance of skin self-examinations in a randomized controlled trial. More

Doctors no longer able to prescribe injectables remotely
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The General Medical Council recently made the decision to ban doctors from prescribing anti-aging drugs such as Botox over the telephone unless they have already met the patient. More

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Medi Spa law will increase supervision of cosmetic medical procedures
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A bill that tightens supervision of cosmetic medical treatments like Botox injections and laser skin procedures was signed into law by California Gov. Edmund G. Brown. There already are rules in place that require so-called Medi Spas have a medical doctor oversee treatment, but penalties were light and routinely violated, according to physicians who pushed for the law More

Appearance of burn scars improved with pulsed-dye laser
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A recent study by burn and skin specialists from the University of Cincinnati, Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati and Cincinnati's Children's Hospital Medical Center, found that use of a pulsed-dye laser tool improves the appearance, elasticity and texture of burn scars. During the study, researchers compared combination therapy of the pulsed-dye laser and compression compared to just compression therapy on pediatric burn patients. More

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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 skin cancer mobile app    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cancer screening just went mobile. A new free app developed at the University of Michigan Health System allows users to create a photographic baseline of their skin and photograph suspicious moles or other skin lesions, walking users step by step through a skin self-exam. The app, UMSkinCheck, sends automatic reminders so users can monitor changes to a skin lesion over time, and provides pictures of various types of skin cancers for comparisons. More

African Moringa: Ethnicity, tradition, modern beauty
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Moringa oleifera L has been identified as a multipurpose versatile plant with enormous economic, nutritional and health potentials. It is the most widely cultivated species of a monogeneric family that is native to the sub-Himalayan tracts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda and Afghanistan. This rapidly growing tree, is said to have been used by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for the treatment and prevention of health ailments, cosmetic and beauty purposes. More

11 countries now restrict indoor tanning before age 18
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Restrictions on young people's use of indoor tanning have been introduced by several countries in recent years, a new study reports. Research suggests that indoor tanning is linked to skin cancer, the study authors pointed out. Between 2003 and 2011, the number of countries with nationwide restrictions on the use of indoor tanning by people under 18 increased from 2 to 11, according to the study in the Archives of Dermatology. More



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Blocking more than just sunburns: Why you might need more vitamin D right now
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Summertime might not be the time to be worrying about taking a vitamin D supplement, but does that mean that you can let it fall off your radar entirely? Since our bodies naturally produce vitamin D through sun exposure, it follows that the brightest, most skin-bearing days of the year provide enough rays to reach our annual vitamin D peak. More

Guys, pay better attention to harmful UV rays
The Orange County Register via The Bulletin    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The fact is, the vast majority of men, at least 70 percent, don't know what the signs of skin cancer are. Worse, they do little to protect themselves — like wearing sunscreen. And not knowing, combined with not protecting themselves, can kill them. The Skin Cancer Foundation found these dramatic results after a survey done in partnership with the makers of Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens. More

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There's help for excessive sweating
The Record Searchlight    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hands down, there is nothing a dermatologist can do more to help someone's quality of life than stop their excessive sweating. If you find that statement ridiculous, you probably do not have a sweating problem. An estimated 3 percent of Americans suffer through the day trying to hide and mask their sweating. The incidence is possibly higher, but the degree of embarrassment people experience likely limits self-reporting of this condition. More

Doctors seeking lasting results won't find them on Facebook
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If you've been wondering why your Facebook posts haven't been generating much interest, a new study may have the answer. Turns out that marketing content posted on the world's largest social network has a surprisingly short shelf life. According to the study, people stop engaging with such content — posting comments, providing feedback, etc. — after just 18 hours. More

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Brands make the 'aging is cool' statement
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With the population of the globe getting older and older at high rates — according to The U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050, the world's 65-and-older population will triple by mid century to 1 in 6 people, the audience is being prepared to the fact that aging is not a curse, and old people can be chic and great as well. While technology companies are developing new approaches to help people stay active for as long as possible, consumer brands have been engaging gray-haired models in their advertising to introduce new truths about elderly people and expand the semantic field of the word "old." More

 Continuing Education

FREE COA-Approved Webinar

Cosmetic Chemistry for the SkinCare Specialist

Presented by Ivana Velkovic, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
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:
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 Member Benefit

15% Discount for Online Courses

As an SDSS member, the American Health Care Academy is offering a 15% discount for Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, and First Aid online courses.

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 Survey Results

Work Restriction Survey Results
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In the July 13 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "Are you restricted from working at another skin care facility while employed?"

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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