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Aug. 20, 2010
Beer, women and psoriasis: Bad brew?
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For women with psoriasis, it may be time to put down that full calorie beer and opt for a lighter brew. New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston indicates that drinking beer can increase the risk of psoriasis by more than 70 percent. More than seven million Americans are afflicted with the auto-immune disease that often causes red patches and extreme itching on the skin. The new study, published in Archives of Dermatology, looked at 82,869 between the ages of 27 and 44. More

What you need to know before adding permanent cosmetics to your practice
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Presented by Marie Piantino

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 explore federal and state regulations of permanent cosmetics to your practice. Equipment considerations including the device and the pigments used for procedures. We will review the precautions and Contract indications as well as possible post-procedure complications. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Identify regulations that may affect your practice of permanent cosmetics.
2) Compare devices and pigments used for the procedure.
3) Understand the importance of training and safety standards.
4) Evaluate the use of marketing materials to your patients

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

Learn more about becoming a member

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. 

Dermatologist: Managing textured hair
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A U.S. doctor says hair cosmetics may help a woman keep textured hair—which is much more fragile than naturally straight hair—in check. Dr. Victoria Barbosa, assistant professor of dermatology at the Rush University Medical Center, told the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Chicago how niche products can benefit highly textured hair. More

Stretched out your earlobes? There's cosmetic surgery for that
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At least there's one folly of youth that can be reversed: the overstretched earlobe. Cosmetic surgeons are busy these days performing an outpatient operation that reverses gauging, a procedure in which the lobes are deliberately stretched and widened. The half-hour long surgery costs anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 and is being requested by individuals who might have regrets about having their lobes stretched, according to Called otoplasty, or cosmetic surgery on the ear, the operation is often requested by people going on a job interview. More

A facial with a difference
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A new treatment claims to restore your face to its natural symmetry by easing tension and stress in facial muscles, writes Ruth O'Connor. Never before have we been so bombarded with pictures of celebrities and models that represent the "ideal." In our image-obsessed world, the pursuit of perfection has resulted in a cosmetic surgery industry worth billions and television programs such as Ten Years Younger and The Cosmetic Surgery Show. But if the idea of a nip 'n' tuck is too cut- throat or Botox fills you with dread, a new treatment devised by physical therapist Dylan Crowe might be an option. 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.

Please visit us at ASDS / ASCDS Booth #718 more

New skin-deep beauty treatments
Minneapolis Star-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Face it: Plastic surgery is out, high-tech beauty treatments are in. According to a recent report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the number of surgical cosmetic procedures performed fell 17 percent in 2009. Meanwhile, minimally invasive procedures such as facial fillers are on the rise. The latest beauty breakthroughs promise to tighten jowls, lengthen lashes and banish wrinkles—all without a scalpel or the need for downtime. More

Long-term benefits seen with minimally invasive facial rejuvenation
Medscape Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Positive long-term results from a unique percutaneous approach to rejuvenating face-lift surgery had plastic surgeons buzzing at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) 20th Biennial Congress about the growing impact of minimally invasive procedures. 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.

For more information visit

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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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