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Aug. 13, 2010
State Boards to hear from executive director on esthetician licensing concerns
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Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations' executive director, Susanne S. Warfield, will be presenting to State Board Administrators prior to the convening of the 55th Annual National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology conference in Seattle, Washington. Concerns regarding 2-tier licensing, scope of practice and continuing education accreditation are on the top of the list. More

From innate immunity to smart peptides
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Presented by Timothy Falla 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 presentation will provide a description of the field and an insight into the activities, uses and future of these innovative new molecules. Many people have heard of “peptides” but few understand their origins and application to dermatology and skincare.1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the essential role peptides play in healthy skin.
2) Compare the wide range of processes that can be affected by peptides in dermatology.
3) Analyze the science behind the array of peptides.
4) Recognize innovative new molecules used in skincare, OTC and Rx products.

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.

TRETIN-X® 0.0375% (Tretinoin) AND LOCOID LIPOCREAM® (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) CREAM
Triax Pharmaceuticals introduces TRETIN-X 0.0375% Cream, a new and exclusive retinoid treatment strength that is just right.  Also available is Locoid Lipocream, delivering the efficacy of an ointment with the elegance of a cream in treating corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. 

Analysis finds sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate do not cause skin cancer
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Despite previous concerns about the cancer-causing potential of sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), an independent analysis published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) determined that there is no evidence that the inclusion of retinyl palmitate in sunscreens can cause cancer in humans. More

Some doctors try to profit on cosmetic surgery's rise
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Jennifer Siegel has had more than her share of unsolicited medical advice. Her OB/GYN offered to do a tummy tuck after she delivered Siegel's third child. Her eye doctor suggested injectables for the wrinkles between her brows when she went in for an eye exam. And when she asked her dentist about some simple cosmetic dentistry, he offered to nearly overhaul her entire mouth. Cosmetic procedures—from dental veneers to Botox—have proved to be financial boons to many dentists and doctors. But what's good for the physicians may not always be in the best interest, at least financially, of the patients. More

Allergan reports profit jump, FDA's Botox request
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Allergan Inc. said second-quarter earnings soared 36 percent on fewer charges and climbing sales, spurred on by cosmetic medical products, and it noted recent developments that could mark progress toward winning U.S. approval to sell Botox injections to treat migraine headaches. This would be an important new market for the Irvine, Calif., company's top product, which is used for both medical purposes and to fight wrinkles. Allergan said the Food and Drug Administration has asked the company for certain material, which the company has already delivered, such as a modified Botox "risk evaluation and mitigation strategy" that includes preventive treatment of migraines. While the agency also tacked three months onto its review timeline, analysts saw evidence a decision could be looming. More

Birth control pill added to other therapies tackles acne flares
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oral contraceptives can be prescribed as adjuncts to therapies such as topical retinoids or oral isotretinoin to treat acne, and it is up to clinicians to inform their patients of any risks in taking systemic hormonal treatments. 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.

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Celebrity lookalike surgery requests raise red flags
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Nicole Kidman's nose. Angelina Jolie's lips. Plastic surgeons say they get these very specific requests regularly and usually oblige. It's a way for doctor and patient to be on the same page about the desired outcome. But when the patients veer further—seeking to become a near double for a celebrity, doctors tell CNN they need to draw the line, for ethical reasons and concerns about the patient's mental health. More

6 hot topics in dermatology
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Recently, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) held their summer meeting and American Health & Beauty was there to sit down with a top New York dermatologist and get her inside view on what's hot in skin care and beauty treatments today. American Health and Beauty Editor Keith Veseleny spoke with Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a board certified dermatologist and director of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, and this article breaks down the list of 6 hot topics in dermatology. More

Gaga for eye beauty
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If eyes are the window to the soul, they're also a view into a culture and medical-cosmetic industry increasingly focused on them. Much of the emphasis is on products and cosmetic surgery procedures aimed at erasing the signs of aging: dark circles, crow's feet, saggy lids. But some, including eyebrow threading and the eyelash-growing serum Latisse, are aimed at younger women, too. More

National Certification for Skin Care Professionals

The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks. The Training Manual is required to be completed by all Certification Candidates. This interactive manual will guide and assist the candidate through the 6 sections covered on the National Certification Exam. By using the manual properly, the candidate will be able to gauge their present knowledge and learn new skills more effectively. NCEA Certification Program is currently available in the United States and Canada.

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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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