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Aug. 12, 2011
Call for Speakers - 10th Annual SDSS Meeting
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Due by Sept. 20, 2011
10th Annual Meeting of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS)
March 19-21, 2012, in San Diego, Calif.
Click here for Application

Scientific Speaker Days
- Monday, March 19
- Tuesday, March 20

Exhibit Hall Day
- Tuesday, March 20


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AAD: Untangling the web of eczema and food allergies
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Children with atopic dermatitis have a high risk of food allergies—although these allergies are not always easy to pinpoint. "In this population, up to 20 percent of [those] with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis and 30-40 percent of the severe patients will have a true food allergy," that can be confirmed with an open food challenge. Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield said at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2010 meeting. More

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.

Dermatologists have firm grip on new treatments for the aging hand
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When it comes to revealing a person's age, hands down, the back of the hand is more telling than the face and neck. Fortunately, dermatologists are applying new technologies to add volume to the hand as well as remove dark brown "age spots" to reverse these telltale signs of aging. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
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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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

Smart Solutions For Clearing Acne
Presented by Jennifer Wild, DO

Acne is a major source of frustration for patients, and each case is as varied as the patient. By identifying the main causes, role of hormones, and stress in the development and severity of breakouts, the skincare specialist will be able to design comprehensive treatment plans that cater to the individual cutaneous needs of each patient. 1.0 CE through February 7, 2014.

At the end of the webinar the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Discuss the typical pathology of acne, as well as the potential role of hormones and external factors.
2) Identify topical ingredients proven to counteract the internal causes of acne.
3) List examples of comprehensive daily care and in-office treatment plans for multiple acne cases.
4) Review clinical trials involving patients with various types and severity levels of acne.

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

New study supports recommendation to use broad-spectrum sunscreen for protection against skin cancer and early aging
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With so many sunscreen options on the market, it can be confusing to know which ones offer the best protection. A new study further emphasizes the importance of selecting a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin against skin cancer and early aging. "Broad spectrum" means that a sunscreen provides protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. More

Managing stress can help improve skin conditions
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If you've ever struggled with your skin, you know the level of stress that unpredictable flare-ups can cause. Now, an ever-growing body of research shows a complex link between the skin and the psyche—including the way stress itself affects skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. More

Low-carb diets may improve acne
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Low-carb eating plans may do more than promote weight loss. These diets may also improve acne. Although the few studies conducted on this topic have yielded mixed results, "theoretically, people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in the glycemic index (GI) may contribute to the hormonal control of acne," says Alan R. Shalita, MD, thedistinguished teaching professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. More

Early diagnosis key to better treatment results for people of color with common skin conditions
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The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2050, more than half the U.S. population will have skin of color. Recognizing this trend, dermatologists are educating the public about the different ways that common skin conditions appear in various skin tones. For people of color in particular, dermatologists are stressing the importance of seeking care early to get the best results from treatment. 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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