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MediSpa Conference 2014

Join keynote speaker Susanne Warfiled, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 16, at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness' annual MediSpa Conference at the OC Hanson Auditorium in Milwakee inside the Aveda Building. Susanne will present on on the business, ethics and liability of the medispa industry.

Medical spas, also known as mediSpas, blend the best of both worlds — a spa experience with the procedures and expertise found at a doctor's office.

MediSpa's use more aggressive treatments and are a great way to get treatment for acne, aging skin, hair removal and more.

This year's impressive panel boasts all of the above — skin care expertise and a touch of spa added to every treatment. The conference will also touch on upcoming medusa trends like skin rejuvenation, injectables, industry trends, skin rejuvenation and body contouring.
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Study, video reflect teens' growing indifference to sunscreen
Dermatology Times
A new study reveals an alarming statistic about sunscreen: its use by young people has declined significantly. According to research conducted by Corey H. Basch, Ed.D., an associate professor of public health at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, the number of young people who reported wearing sunscreen declined from 67.7 to 56.1 percent from 2001 to 2011. The study also found that there was little decline in the use of tanning devices among adolescents, and that the use of such devices was highest among white females.
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FDA warns of adverse events associated with unapproved use of Expression Injectable as a dermal filler
DermWire via AestheticsWire
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that it has become aware of adverse events associated with the unapproved use of the Expression product — hyaluronic acid that is packaged in a syringe — as a dermal filler. Events have included swelling, tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, itching and the development of hard nodules.
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Needling treatments improve appearance of acne scars over time
Improvement in the appearance of acne scars was seen over time after three needling treatments, with minimal pain reported, according to researchers.
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Onychomycosis: Not just for adults
Skin & Allergy News
Conventional wisdom holds that onychomycosis is rare in children. Not so. Fully one-third of children and adolescents who presented with a nail complaint to a prominent dermatologic nail disorders center were diagnosed with mycologically confirmed onychomycosis, Dr. Julie Jefferson reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
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Psoriasis: Physical activity may reduce risk, disease course
Regular physical activity appears to lower the risk for psoriasis and improve the natural course of the disease, according to a new study. Physical activity may also improve the incidence and severity of metabolic comorbidities associated with psoriasis.
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Probiotics acne treatment a growing trend with dermatologists
Looking in the mirror wasn't always easy for 24-year-old acne patient Danielle Schwarz. "At its worst, I didn't really want to leave the house," she said. Schwarz faced the problem with the help of her dermatologist. The treatment plan included traditional acne therapy, plus a daily dose of probiotics. "I would say now that I rarely have breakouts," Schwarz said. It's a prescription for healthy skin that a growing number of dermatologists are recommending. Dr. Whitney Bowe is with the American Academy of Dermatology, which named probiotics one of this year's beauty breakthroughs.
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For acne, oral contraceptives, antibiotics comparable at 6 months
HealthDay News via MPR
At six months, oral contraceptive pills are comparable to systemic antibiotics for acne management, according to a review published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Light vs. freezing for actinic keratosis
dailyRx News
Spending lots of time under the sun's harmful rays can cause skin patches called actinic keratoses. In some cases, these scaly, rough patches can turn into skin cancer, so doctors usually recommend removing them. But what's the best way to remove them?
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Dermatological consultation in outpatients improves diagnosis of cellulitis
2 Minute Medicine
In this study, the authors examined whether dermatology consultation for suspected cases of cellulitis would improve diagnostic accuracy. It was found that dermatologic consultation improved diagnostic accuracy of cellulitis. This study also identified conditions commonly mistaken for cellulitis, such as eczematous dermatitis, stasis dermatitis and erythema chronicum migrans. Strengths of the study included its randomized study design. A weakness of the study was its lack of histopathological verification for the diagnoses.
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    This video shows you how badly the sun damages your skin (WFNT-AM)
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Eat to undo sun damage: 6 exotic superfoods (YouBeauty)
Novel retinol formulation may minimize irritation typically associated with topical retinoids (Healio)
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Surgical selfies: A tasteless symbol of a modern era?
The Huffington Post
So pervasive is the selfie trend, that it seems that nothing is sacred — not even patients undergoing surgery. Recently, a photograph was posted and spread widely on social media, depicting a surgeon holding a large piece of skin he had removed from a patient's abdomen.
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Fungus linked to dandruff, eczema found in deep sea vents
Dermatology Times
A fungus tied to eczema and seborrheic dermatitis has been found in marine environments, including deep sea vents and coral reefs, according to recent research. Scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa found that members of the genus Malassezia are vastly more ecologically diverse than was previously believed. The studies uncovered new examples of the fungi on algae, coral and sponges in Hawaii and around the world.
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Fact or fiction?: If you shave or wax, your hair will come back thicker
Scientific American
We scrunch. We twist. We pull the skin on our faces or legs taut just so razors can whisk away the undesired hairs sprouting on the fertile landscape of our bodies. Yet many of us do these tasks with a sense of futility because we believe this regular ritual of removal causes hair to grow back mightier than before.

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Baldness cured with bone marrow disease drug in alopecia areata patients
Medical News Today
Researchers have discovered that a drug already approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of a rare bone marrow disease — ruxolitinib — could restore hair growth in these patients.

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Optimizing the use of hyaluronidase to manage filler complications
Cosmetic Surgery Times
The volume of hyaluronidase should be administered according to whether a monophasic or polyphasic hyaluronic acid was injected into a patient, according to a plastic surgeon in private practice in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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 Member Benefit

15% Discount for Online Courses

As an SDSS member, the American Health Care Academy is offering a 15% discount for Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, and First Aid online courses.

To receive this discount, click here and enter "SDSS15" at checkout under "Coupon Code," then click "Apply."

Please note: To meet the CPR/AED/First Aid requirements on the NCEA Certified Candidate's Application and Recertification Candidate's Application, candidates are required to attend an in-person class once every five years. Be sure to check and see if your State Regulatory Board requirements accept online CPR/AED/First Aid courses prior to taking advantage of this offer.

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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

What You Need to Know About Patient Confidentiality

Presented by Paddy Deighan, MBA, JD, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
This class will review HIPPA and recent expansion and amendments to it. We will also review HIPPA applicability to nonmedical procedures and why this important for estheticians working in medical setting. Bring your practice questions on patient confidentially protocols to implement in your office. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Identify HIPPA issues.
2) Implement updates and understand the expansion of HIPPA rules.
3) Apply HIPPA in various situations.
4) Distinguish nonmedical treatments and HIPPA applicability.

Webinar cost: $19.95 member; $24.95 nonmember. To order this webinar as a member, click here. To order this webinar as a nonmember, click here.

Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.

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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has more than 33 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. She is the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Life Achievement by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More



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