SDSS Call for Speakers application due Sept. 30, 2010
9th Annual Meeting of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists being held on Feb. 7-9, 2011, at The Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La. 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. The SDSS will once again be seeking accreditation for continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for licensed estheticians and NCEA Certified professionals.
To apply to speak at the meeting, click here.
Cosmetic surgery women think 'others' are vain
Many women having cosmetic surgery believe it is other people having work done who are motivated by vanity and not themselves, it has been claimed. Dr Debra Gimlin, a sociologist at the University of Aberdeen, spoke to 80 women aged from 20 to 70 for the study. Forty were Britons in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bristol, and 40 were Americans. More
Men's cosmetics becoming a bull market
The New York Times Share
When cosmetics began disappearing from her bathroom drawer a few years ago, Gretchen Bain, who lives in Merchantville, N.J., knew the culprit. Her husband, Jarrod. It turned out that Mr. Bain, 34, a Customs and border-protection officer who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 240 pounds, had developed a fondness for his wife's under-eye concealer, which hid his occasional dark circles. He was also swiping her face lotions and mud masks. More
Can dermatologists sue to obtain methods for physicians' online rankings?
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
Dr. Reputation has successfully practiced dermatology in a small Midwestern town for almost 10 years. For the first five years of his practice, his schedule was almost always full, and for the following two years, he always had a waiting list of appointments. Two years ago, Dr. Reputation started noticing a slowdown in his practice, which he attributed to the poor national economy. After all, his peers had reported a similar slowdown in their schedules. Recently, however, other dermatologists have reported an upturn in both their medical and cosmetic appointment schedules, yet Dr. Reputation now has days when his schedule is only half-full. He is discouraged by this, and wonders what the reason is for this ongoing slump in patients. One day, a loyal patient tells Dr. Reputation that while he greatly respects the dermatologist, others do not agree. The patient explains that a popular physician grading website gives Dr. Reputation a failing grade, whereas the other four dermatologists in the area are graded as being excellent. Dr. Reputation is furious and contacts the website and demands to know the method by which physicians are graded. He is told that this method is proprietary and will not be revealed to him. Despite threatening a lawsuit, he receives no information. Can Dr. Reputation sue to find out the methods used by the "physician evaluation" website? More
Oral supplements enhance effectiveness of Botox injections
Medical News Today Share
Taking a dietary supplement of organic zinc and the enzyme phytase four days before receiving botulinum toxin injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients tested in a recent study at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. More
Skin care: Nourish your skin at night
ABC News Share
After a good night's sleep, you wake up feeling refreshed. The same rule applies for your skin. There are easy things that you can you do at night to nourish your skin while you sleep. More
Radiofrequency innovations offer advances for painless skin tightening
Cosmetic Surgery Times via Modern Medicine Share
State-of-the-art technologies used in aesthetic medicine are constantly being improved, making yesterday's technology and innovations, well, yesterday's news. The EndyMed PRO (EndyMed Medical) is a cutting-edge radiofrequency (RF) device using EndyMed's proprietary 3DEEP technology. It sets itself apart from other RF options in the way it delivers energy to result in superior cosmetic outcomes and much safer procedures, according to physicians familiar with the product. More
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A SkinCare Specialist Member shall be a person who is a licensed cosmetologist or licensed esthetician or other skincare specialist working with a board certified, board eligible dermatologist.
Yearly Fee: $150
An Associate Member shall be an individual, supportive of the purpose of the SDSS and who is involved or interested in the skin care of the dermatology patient, but does not work with a board certified, board eligible dermatologist.
Yearly Fee: $150
Corporate Members shall be individuals or companies interested in supporting the purpose of the SDSS.
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