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Aug. 14, 2009
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Reminder - 8th Annual Meeting March 8-11, 2010 Call For Speakers Due Sept. 15th
from SDSS
SDSS’s goal is to provide attendees with quality, timely education to better manage their business and professional growth, while also providing official continuing education. Download application here.

ChopSaver lip care is now doctor recommended. Originally made for musicians, nothing works better for chronic chapped lips. Learn more here.

Meet the 2009 Faculty
from SDSS
Richard Noodleman, M.D., Medical Director.
Age Defy Dermatology and Wellness, Inc.
Communicating with your Dermatologist–How to be an Interactive Team

The skin care specialist and dermatologist should be able to work cooperatively toward the ultimate goal of better skin health and appearance. Each is in a unique position to contribute individually and as part of an interactive team to accomplish this. This presentation will specifically address actual clinical examples demonstrating how this cooperative partnership can be enhanced.

NCEA's 19th Meeting November 1-2, 2009
San Antonio, TX

Plan to attend the next NCEA Meeting and have your voice heard!

Key Issues
• Consumer Safety
• Raising Education Standards
• Infection Control
• Safety and use of new technologies

Ways to Become Involved
• Join NCEA
• Respond to NCEA Legislative alerts
• Attend biannual meeting with National Interstate Council of State Boards (NIC) participation
• Become a NCEA State Representative to provide support and testimony at state regulatory board meetings or hearings
• Serve on a State Regulatory Board
• Maintain your membership and get others involved!
Every licensee can be a part of the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations grassroots network. No matter what your advocacy knowledge or expertise, there are ways to become involved. Forward an NCEA email to a colleague, alert the executive office about pending legislation, follow NCEA Standards and share with other professionals. If you have other ideas about advocacy that NCEA membership can do, please contact the executive office at or call (201) 670-4100.

To all WWU subscribers and Society of Dermatology
of SkinCare Specialists Members
to the Medical Aesthetics Conference & Exposition
September 15-16, 2009
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Because you are one of our most loyal customers, WWU has arranged
to have the $50 admission fee waived for entrance into the show.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, September 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 16
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register today at no cost!

   Product Showcase:
   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.

Will Botox or Dysport Improve Acne?
from the Miami Herald
A recent study was published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology claiming that Botox is an effective treatment for acne. Now all the beauty magazines are writing about this and I want to set the record straight. More

Sculptra Filler Gets FDA Approval
from Plastic Surgery Practice
The FDA announced the approval of Sculptra Aesthetic, injectable poly-L-lactic acid manufactured by Sanofi-aventis for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles. More

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic
from the American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) commends the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for its re-categorization of indoor tanning devices as carcinogenic to humans. This classification places indoor tanning in the highest cancer risk category afforded by this international agency, which is a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). More

FDA Signs Off On Botox Warning; Changes Generic Name
from The Wall Street Journal
The Food and Drug Administration said it approved a new warning on Allergan Inc.'s (AGN) Botox and a similar product about the possibility of life-threatening breathing and swallowing problems, following up on an earlier announcement about tougher warnings. More

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin
from The American Academy of Dermatology
For many women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with the change of life. But despite the initial hype generated by post-menopausal women who noticed a marked improvement in their skin’s appearance while on HRT, dermatologists argue that scientific studies of estrogen do not show definitive improvements for skin rejuvenation of photodamaged skin and the potential risks when used long-term outweigh any potential skin benefits. More

   Product Showcase:
   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." Learn more.

2nd National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference
brought to the industry by the NCEA

May 15-17, 2010
SW Event Center
Hampton Inn Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV

"I was so impressed and empowered by the NETT conference because of the interesting, informative, unbiased education that was provided on a level for instructors which I have not encountered at any-other conference nationwide. The icing on the cake was the networking lunches which were an opportunity for each esthetic instructor to network with other esthetic professionals. I will be attending the NETT conference in May 15-17 2010 and so should you!" Tracy Daly, Aesthetics Program Director at the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics a division of Atlanta-School of Massage

Who Should Attend? The 2nd National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators. Why Should I Attend? This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year–this is it! What Will I Learn? NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student's future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program. To be alerted when NETT Registration opens go to and sign up for NCEA Advance eNewsletter.

Biopelle Inc. - Skyscraper

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More


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