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Oct. 9, 2009
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Why become NCEA Certified?
from NCEA Certified
Standardization of educational requirements provided within the NCEA Certification Program support mobility of the skin care professional State-to-State and Internationally. It is NCEA’s goal to further define and convey standards of practice by raising the educational requirements of a skin care professional in the United States to a standardized 1200 hours. The additional need for International recognition of theoretical and practical knowledge of a licensed skin care professional moving outside of the United States also requires validation. NCEA is exploring International recognition for the NCEA Certified Professional and has recently launched in Canada. 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 Originally made for musicians, nothing works better for chronic chapped lips.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.

’Sanity Has Been Restored’: Medical Assistants Can Now Give All Shots
from the Las Vegas Review-Journal
Reversing a position it has taken publicly for weeks, the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners determined that state law allows medical assistants to administer everything from flu shots to Botox. More

Health Alert: Dermatologists Warn Farmers to Pay Special Attention to Suspicious Moles
from the American Academy of Dermatology
Farming has its share of occupational hazards, but one that may be underestimated is the danger of overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Dermatologists say more is at risk than developing a “farmer’s tan”; excessive exposure to UV radiation puts farmers at an increased risk of skin cancer, which can be deadly. 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! Register for meeting here.

   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.

Please visit us at ASDS / ASCDS Booth #718

New Alternative to Botox
from ABC – Salt Lake City
There were more than 3-million Botox procedures performed in the United States last year. Some were medical, more were cosmetic. In the future doctors predict some of that market will be split by a new drug called Dysport. More

Safety and Effectiveness of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers in Skin of Color
from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Two prospective studies followed up subjects with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes of IV, V, or VI for 24 weeks after dermal filler injections. In a double-blind, randomized study, subjects were injected with one of three high concentration (24 mg/mL) HA fillers (Juvéderm Ultra, Ultra Plus, and 30) in one nasolabial fold and Zyplast collagen in the other. In an open-label, randomized study, subjects received one of three low concentration (5.5 mg/mL) HA fillers (Hylaform, Hylaform Plus, and Captique) in both nasolabial folds. 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.

Exhibitor Spotlight
SDSS Thanks the Following for Exhibiting at the 7th Annual Meeting
Obagi Medical Products

from SDSS
Obagi provides prescription-based skincare products. Obagi Nu-Derm, Condition & Enhance, CLENZIderm MD, ELASTIderm, CRX correct sun-damage, premature aging & acne. More

Check Out Certification Prep Classes This Month
from NCEA Certified
A Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. Its an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with their instructor, and provides more interaction than if the candidate only used the self-study method. Utilizing the training manual format, the instructor will review study objectives and knowledge reviews, provide interactive verbal quizzes, and conclude the class with a sample written test. This sample test provides the candidate with an overview of how a test question will appear on the examination. 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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