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Nov. 30, 2012


Sweat glands play major role in healing wounds
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Turns out the same glands that make you sweat are responsible for another job vital to your health: They help heal wounds. Human skin is rich with millions of eccrine sweat glands that help your body cool down after a trip to the gym or on a warm day. New research from the University of Michigan Health System shows that these same glands also play a key role in providing cells for recovering skin wounds — such as scrapes, burns and ulcers. More

Pokertox: Botox for gambler's poker face
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A doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York is taking a gamble that poker players are going to be the next big growth market for botox. Dr. Jack Berdy has just introduced "Pokertox," a program of Botox and facial fillers designed to enhance a player's "poker face," their ability to hide any sign of facial emotion that might tip off other card players on whether they have a good or bad hand. More

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Acne in women may be linked to a hormonal imbalance
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Acne in adult women is common, but in some cases, it can signal an underlying hormonal disorder, experts say. Identifying such cases is important, not only to better treat women's acne, but to correct hormone imbalances that can lead to other health problems, said Dr. Kanade Shinkai, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, who specializes in acne treatments. More

Can Botox be healthy?
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Most people know Botox as "liquid youth," injected to different parts of the face to reduce wrinkles and other fine lines brought about by aging. But more than simple cosmetic procedures, Botox can also help people who suffer from different medical conditions. More

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Alcohol intake depletes dermal antioxidants
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Alcohol consumption significantly reduces the level of protective antioxidants in the skin, leading to faster sun burning. Simultaneously consuming antioxidant-rich food and drinks may help to mitigate this effect, according to a study. More

Skin care coaches call on exfoliation for wellness
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For the last 2 1/2 years, Marlena Hall, a public relations and marketing professional, has visited Nancy Reagan — not the former first lady, but an aesthetician with about 200 clients — almost weekly. Reagan isn't a therapist in the clinical sense. But for many of her patients seeking skin care help, that's exactly what she is. "I prefer skin care coach," said Reagan, who has been in the business for 20 years, speaking from her spa in Del Ray Beach, Fla. "The majority of my work deals with women and self-esteem. That involves their face and their feelings." More



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Doctors call for crackdown over rising toll of botched skin treatments
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Surgeons have reported a dramatic rise in botched skin filler procedures leaving women with lifelong disfigurement. Exclusive research carried out for the Daily Mail reveals the hidden toll of complications from the treatment, marketed as a nonsurgical means to achieve younger-looking skin. Some 70 percent of Britain's plastic surgeons have seen patients with problems resulting from temporary skin fillers. More

European natural personal care brands focusing on distribution
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Natural and organic personal care brands are focusing on distribution as growth in the European market slows. New research by Organic Monitor shows single-digit growth is occurring in the European natural and organic personal care products market for the first time this year. The growth rate has dropped from double-digits because of the debt crisis impacting retailers and consumer expenditure. More

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At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) List the three "Ps" of a successful a special event/educational event.
2) Describe two reasons why potential patients resonate with educational seminars.
3) Identify at least two potential partners who can bring value to a special event/education.
4) Review the key benefits for staff when special events/educational events are part of the marketing mix.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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