Need a mobile version?

Warfield Weekly Update
Sept. 11, 2009
SDSS Quick Links >   Home  |  Join SDSS  |  National Certification for Skin Care Professionals   |  Bookstore  |  SDSS Corporate Members
8th Annual SDSS Meeting - March 8-11, 2010 - Miami Beach, FL  |  FAQs  |  Online Continuing Education

Warfield to Present at Annual National Interstate Council of State Board Meeting
from NCEA
State Regulatory Board administrators will be gathering together for their annual meeting on September 24-25, 2009 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Executive Director, Susanne S. Warfield will be doing a presentation for the state regulators on issues of importance to the skin care industry. "The first agenda item will be a report from the first-ever National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference that was held on May 16-18, 2009 in Las Vegas. "NCEA's mission of raising the standards for the skin care industry already includes the NCEA Certified program based upon a 1200 hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. The launch of the NETT conference gave skin care teachers the opportunity to take a NCEA Certified Prep Class in a relaxed atmosphere with their peers. Nearly 70% of the attendees have already completed their certification examination and earned the credential of NCEA Certified." More

ChopSaver lip care is now doctor recommended. Originally made for musicians, nothing works better for chronic chapped lips. Learn more here or Call 317-259-1447 for free samples.

Cosmetic Use of Sculptra Now FDA Approved
from PCIS
Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid filler previously approved for loss of facial fat in HIV positive individuals, is now approved for cosmetic use, to add volume and fullness to facial features and contours. “Sculptra offers a very different approach to treating the aging face,” says Coalition leader Ira D. Papel, M.D., Baltimore, MD. “This cosmetic injection can deliver more diffuse, regional improvement in the soft tissue folds of the face. The results from Sculptra® Aesthetic develop over a period of time, allowing for a natural progression to an improved and more youthful appearance.” More

NCEA's 19th Meeting November 1-2, 2009
San Antonio, TX
Click here to register.

   Product Showcase:
   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.

Unwanted Lawsuits Grow From Laser Hair Removal
The booming medical spa industry is suffering some aches and pains. The diagnosis? Malpractice lawsuits. The prognosis? Not so good. Plaintiffs and defense attorneys alike say medi-spas, where the beauty-conscious go to lose their unwanted facial hair, acne scars and fine lines, are a new litigation hot spot as patients increasingly sue over spa treatments gone wrong. Laser hair removal in particular is triggering lawsuits, lawyers note, warning that even more litigation is on the horizon as the number of medical spas has soared. More

Reminder - 8th Annual Meeting March 8-11, 2010 Call For Speakers Due Sept. 15th
from SDSS
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. Download application here.

Plastic Surgery May Also Ease Migraines
from The New York Times
Many of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines end up feeling like guinea pigs. Chronic patients -- those who are laid low 15 or more days a month -- often cycle through drug after drug in search of relief. They also contend with side effects like mental sluggishness and stomach upset. Treatment involves guesswork because doctors have not pinpointed what causes migraines, nor do they know which drugs will best help which patients. More

Exhibitor Spotlight
SDSS Thanks the Following for Exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting
Biopelle, Inc.

from SDSS
Biopelle provides a broad spectrum of products for the aesthetic practice, continuously offering: AFA®, exfoliation for every face,, Auriderm® to clear hemosiderin staining and help build vasculature, L.M.X.4® topical anesthetic, and OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel. Introducing Ascorderm, discernibly different vitamin C, Retriderm® redefining retinol and Tensage® with SCA technology. More

Australian Doctors Offering Cosmetic Enhancements As Door Prizes
from Med India
Doctors in Australia are reportedly offering cosmetic enhancements as door prizes during a "fun night just for girls". The Sydney practice Doctors on Darling apparently shows how "natural fillers can help reduce lines, fill lips, enhance cheeks and improve the appearance of hollows under eyes". More

Singapore Scientist Says Novel Discovery Suggests New Approach For Age-Defying, Anti-Wrinkling Treatments
from Medical News Today
In the new print issue of Nature Genetics, scientists in Singapore and Germany report that mutations in the PYCR1 gene cause the rare genetic condition that results in premature skin aging and that is known as "wrinkly skin syndrome." More

   Product Showcase:
   AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology

Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." Learn more.

Biopelle Inc. - Skyscraper

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More


This edition of the Warfield Weekly Update was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.

Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here - it's free!


Ben Maitland, Director of Advertising Sales

Download Media Kit

To contribute news to the Warfield Weekly Update, contact Frank Humada, Content Editor, 972.402.7089.

Recent Issues

  • Sept. 3, 2009
  • Aug. 28, 2009
  • Aug. 21, 2009
  • Aug. 14, 2009
  • Aug. 7, 2009

     RSS Feed

  • 7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063