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Sept. 18, 2009
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LED Light and Green Tea Cream Smooth Facial Wrinkles
from Science Daily
Scientists in Germany are reporting a major improvement in their potential new treatment for facial wrinkles that could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. The non-invasive technique combines high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a lotion made of green tea extract. It works ten times faster than a similar anti-wrinkle treatment that uses LEDs alone, the researchers say. 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 Originally made for musicians, nothing works better for chronic chapped lips.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.

NCEA to Present at Annual national Interstate Council of State Boards 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. More

Acne Really Is a Nightmare for Some Teens
from Science Daily
Zits, pimples, bumps and blemishes are a young person's worst nightmare. Collectively they are known as acne, a very common skin condition that affects millions of adolescents. Now a Norwegian study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health has investigated the links between acne, diet and mental health issues in both males and females. More

Attention Skin Care Professionals
from NCEA
If you are a skin care professional and want to become more involved in legislative efforts, come to the NCEA meeting November 1-2, 2009 in San Antonio, TX–the first step is your participation! d73d19ae7ad54a8bb40e5feb626ebb9f&mid=036BB365-9A42-4498-9CA2-BE17BB5D8277&bhcp=1" target="" title="">Register for meeting here.

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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.

Hand Hygiene: Facial Plastics Need to Clean Up Their Act
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
Results of a recent survey suggest that some facial plastic surgeons put less than optimal priority on appropriate hand hygiene. Researchers from the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital conducted a Web-based survey of members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery regarding general patient safety practices. A subset of the survey assessed physicians’ knowledge of hand hygiene. Just over half (53 percent) of the 122 facial plastic surgeons who responded knew which hand-washing agents are most effective in killing microorganisms, while 42 percent correctly identified indications for hand washing. About 75 percent knew the preferred hand-washing method for visibly soiled hands.Download application here.

FDA to Review Merz Botox Rival Drug
from The Business Journal
The Food and Drug Administration will review a pre-market application from High Point-based Merz Pharmaceuticals for its dermal filler product Belotero Balance, a potential rival for Botox, according to an announcement. More

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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.

Exhibitor Spotlight
SDSS Thanks the Following for Exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting
Chemir Analytical Services

from SDSS
Chemir’s independent analytical laboratory provides formulation and analytical support for dermatologists creating custom products. From concept to commercialization, our clients retain intellectual property rights to their formula. Services include formulation, deformulation (reverse engineering), material identification, failure analysis, product duplication and litigation support. ISO 9001 certified, FDA registered and DEA licensed. More

Plastic Surgeons Should Be Part of Disaster Relief Planning, Response
from Science Daily
When a terrorist bomb explodes, a tornado rips through a town, a hurricane devastates a region, or wildfires ravage homes and businesses, plastic surgeons are not typically atop the list of emergency responders. But they should be, UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons and disaster experts recommend in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. More

NCEA Certification Program Has Launched a New Website
from NCEA
The website contains step-by-step information for skin care professionals on how to become certified and provides the portal for COA-approved education for both United States and Canada. The Canadian skin care professionals will have access to the information and as the NCEA Certified credential grows internationally, the website will be there to accommodate its growth.
The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) has its on portal where skin care professionals get find approved classes and Online Continuing Education–which already has several approved classes.
Founded to facilitate and supervise the continuing ed ucation requirements of the skin care professional for recertification and/or relicensure. The NCEA is requesting action from state regulatory boards to use the COA as a resource to facilitate and supervise compliance of continuing education activities for their licensees. The NCEA's membership website can still be found at and will continue to provide state regulatory and standards information. 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


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