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Skin protection from ultraviolet radiation via grape compounds
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Some compounds found in grapes help to protect skin cells from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, according to a study by researchers from the University of Barcelona and the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). The study supports the use of grapes or grape derivatives in sun protection products. More


Rena Levi ACID FREE Herbal Peel is perfectly safe for all skin types. Its effectiveness is based on its unique combination of 100% natural ingredients. This peel is designed to address the same issues as chemical peels: mild to severe skin damage, elasticity, wrinkles, acne, aging, brown spots and more. Rena’s ACNE products are the ONLY ACID FREE to show dramatic results.

Consider marking facial lines before challenging repairs
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A chief goal during cutaneous surgery in the facial region should be to avoid disturbing or crossing contour lines such as the alar fold, the junction of the eyebrow and forehead, and the eyelid margin, according to Dr. Jenny Kim. More

9th Annual Meeting webinars available
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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE each through March 8, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit

Meeting Expectations Of Your Practice As Well As Your Patients
Presented by Pamela Matheny, MBA/HCM, CMPE, MoPM, CPC

How does the skincare specialist balance the competing needs of patients, employer and other staff, in today’s busy medical practice in challenging economic times? Sometimes, meeting the needs of everyone involved can be frustrating and may affect patient satisfaction. This presentation will provide information about keeping balance in competing needs and protecting your value. 1.0 CE through February 7, 2014.

At the end of the webinar the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the need to balance competing needs.
2) Develop and encourage engagement of all staff.
3) Define leadership responsibility for role modeling desirable behaviors.
4) Identify how social exchange theory influences provider/patient/employee/leader interactions.

To order this CE webinar:
(Once purchased, the Webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours)

SDSS Member Fee: $19.95 - Click here

Non-member Fee: $24.95 - Click here

Learn more about becoming a member

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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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Complete your NCEA Certification with installment payment option 6 equal installment payments
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Step 1 - Application $109
Step 2 - Records Verification $175
Step 3 - Certification Exam $375
Grand Total - $659

Take advantage of the NCEA Installment Agreement plan that allows you to make six (6) equal installment payments of only $100 each with check or money order.

Does eyebrow threading carry health risks?
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When Reema Khan and her husband Mosin Mohammad launched their threading business in Chicago in 2003, the ancient hair-removal technique was little known to most Americans. An alternative to hot-waxing and plucking that involves using a simple cotton thread to grasp and pull unwanted facial hair out by the root, threading has been commonplace for centuries among women in India and the Middle East. Over the past several years, the craft, which enthusiasts say is gentler and safer than other depilatories, has boomed in the U.S. More

33 percent of nose job patients have body dysmorphic symptoms
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Most people looking to get a nose job, or rhinoplasty, hope for a better-looking nose, but a new study found that 33 percent of them show signs of body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, a chronic mental illness characterized by excessive worry over appearance that interferes with daily life. The condition does not improve after plastic surgery, and oftentimes, symptoms worsen post-surgery. More

How stress can cause skin problems
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A research has shown how the complex link between the skin and the psyche—including the role of stress - affects skin conditions. To understand the complex relationship between stress/distress and the skin, dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried, MD, PhD, FAAD, of Yardley, Pa., noted it is important to consider the biological response that happens when a person experiences stress. Neuropeptides, the chemicals released by skin's nerve endings, are the skin's first line of defence from infection and trauma. More

Dietary supplement brand targets hair loss in women USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With hair loss reportedly becoming an increasing problem, particularly with women younger than traditionally expected, a maker of dietary supplements has targeted its latest supplements at this demographic. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 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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