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Aug. 19, 2011
Study: Vitamin D levels linked to certain skin cancers
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The higher a person's vitamin D levels, the higher the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, finds new research. But the study, appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, stops short of saying that high vitamin D levels might actually cause these types of cancer, the most common malignancies in the United States. More


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Dermatologists review FDA's updated sunscreen guidelines
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its long-awaited updated guidelines for sunscreens earlier this summer, and as hoped, more definitive standards were set delineating which sunscreens can designate themselves as having "broad-spectrum" protection from both UVA and UVB rays. More

New COA-approved interactive CE activities medical esthetics
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To provide the skin care professional with a review of Medical Esthetics. The COA has approved this activity for 3 CEs and is good through July 1, 2015.

After completing this interactive medical esthetics activity, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Evaluate the role of the esthetician in medical esthetics and formulate a job description.
2. Describe medical esthetic procedures for cosmetic and medical indications.
3. Understand scope of practice and increased responsiblities in a medical setting.
4. Summarize the differences of working in a spa vs. a medical esthetics practice.
Also available: Laser & Light Therapy, Alternative Therapy, Treating Acne in Skin of Color, Triggers & Treatments of Atopic Dermatitis.

How tanning changes the brain
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People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the patterns of drug addiction, new research shows. Scientists have suspected for some time that frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation has the potential to become addictive, but the new research is the first to actually peer inside the brains of people as they lay in tanning beds. 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

Getting Noticed: Using Special Events and Education to Attract Patients
Presented by Patti Biro, BS, MEd

Well crafted and planned special events and educational forums can drive new patients, help retain current patients and promote referrals. These kinds of events take the mystery out of your services, and provide a friendly and welcoming "low risk" opportunity for potential patients to learn about you. This presentation will cover the seven keys to planning and promoting a successful event to build your esthetic practice. 1.0 CE through February 7, 2014.

At the end of the webinar the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) List the three "Ps" of a successful a special event/educational event.
2) Describe two reasons why potential patients resonate with educational seminars.
3) Identify at least two potential partners who can bring value to a special event/education.
4) Review the key benefits for staff when special events/educational events are part of the marketing mix.

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

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Tattoos linked to rare skin infection, CDC
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At least two otherwise healthy men appear to have acquired a rare bacterial skin infection that is hard to treat with antibiotics after receiving tattoos at a parlor in Seattle in the state of Washington in the U.S., according to a report in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal that was e-published ahead of print on 10 August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More

Beta-blocker helps clear infant hemangioma
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Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with propranolol was significantly more effective—and considerably safer—than standard first-line therapy with oral corticosteroids, a retrospective analysis showed. More

FDA clears new MediHoney Hydrogel for treating burns
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Princeton, NJ-based Derma Sciences has announced FDA 510(k) approval of its MEDIHONEY Hydrogel Wound and Burn Dressing. This newest entry in the company's MEDIHONEY line of dressings is indicated for treatment of first and second degree burns. 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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