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Aug. 26, 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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Psoriasis may increase stroke risk, study says
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The skin condition psoriasis may increase the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, a new Danish study says. In some cases, patients with psoriasis had nearly three times the risk of experiencing these conditions compared with people without psoriasis. The risk was greater in patients with severe psoriasis. The findings add to a growing body of research linking psoriasis with heart and blood vessel problems, including an increased risk of heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease. More

Boomers will be spending billions to counter aging
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Baby boomers heading into what used to be called retirement age are providing a 70 million-member strong market for legions of companies, entrepreneurs and cosmetic surgeons eager to capitalize on their "forever young" mindset, whether it's through wrinkle creams, face-lifts or workout regimens. It adds up to potential bonanza. The market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects that a boomer-fueled consumer base, "seeking to keep the dreaded signs of aging at bay," will push the U.S. market for anti-aging products from about $80 billion now to more than $114 billion by 2015. More

New COA-approved interactive CE activities
Laser & Light Therapy

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To provide the skin care professional with a review of Laser & Light Therapy. The COA has approved this activity for 4 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 pre and post-procedures.
2. Describe laser & light therapy treatments for cosmetic and medical indications.
3. Understand scope of practice and increased safety responsibilities when performing laser & light therapy procedures.
4. Summarize the history and physics of laser and light therapy.

Also available: Alternative Therapy, Treating Acne in Skin of Color, Triggers & Treatments of Atopic Dermatitis.

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.

To learn more, please click here

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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Study: Coffee could help fight skin cancer
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Caffeine may do more than just help you wake up each morning. According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it can also guard against certain skin cancers. Researchers at both the University of Washington and Rutgers University say caffeine inhibits a DNA repair pathway, helping kill cells damaged by the sun. More

Too few sunny days for US kids
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Many children in the U.S. are not getting enough sun exposure to help meet their minimal daily vitamin D3 requirements, according to an analysis by FDA researchers. Only children with fair, white skin living in the northern U.S. achieved the recommended dose of 600 IU/day during the summer as long as they did not wear sunscreen, according to calculations by Dianne Godar, PhD, from the FDA Center for Radiological Devices and Health in Rockville, Md., and colleagues. Their work was published online in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Is Botox really recession-resistant?
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The lineup of Allergan products reads like a Hollywood starlet's wish list: Botox, breast implants, Latisse. Recently, the company reported 14 percent higher quarterly sales, aided by a 16 percent surge in Botox sales. The company also boosted its full-year sales forecast despite the market's reacting violently to a possible recession and sovereign debt issues. Is Botox really recession-resistant? Can the company manage yet another possible recession? 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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