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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 Originally made for musicians, nothing works better for chronic chapped lips.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. MORE

Many doctors to stay course on breast exams for now
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Despite new recommendations that most women start breast screening at 50 rather than 40, many doctors said Tuesday that they were simply not ready to make such a drastic change. More

A tax on nips and tucks angers patients, surgeons
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The tax, which would be paid by the customer but collected by doctors, would be levied on any cosmetic surgery that is not necessary to address deformities arising from congenital abnormalities, personal injuries resulting from an accident or trauma, or disfiguring diseases, a definition taken directly from current tax code covering deductible medical expenses. The proposal—called the Bo-Tax, in a play on the name of Botox, the popular wrinkle-eliminating treatment—has outraged plastic surgeons, who say they are being singled out because of an outdated perception that people who have cosmetic procedures are well-to-do. More

Wearing pink gloves is a great way to support breast cancer awareness... Or better yet, have a dance.

Demand for cosmetic and surgical procedures in dermatologic surgery rising rapidly
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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Laser and Skin Cancer Center of Indiana, (Carmel, Indiana), found that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of procedures performed and patient demand for dermatologic health care since 2000. More

Henna tattoos can lead to skin problems
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Teenagers may want temporary henna tattoos as an alternative to permanent markings, but not all henna is safe. Just be careful, says Albert Yan M.D., in the latest issues of Periatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. More

Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD

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Her presentation will give the medically based skincare specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes, and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels, and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers.
2) Discuss current and future development in lasers.
3) Educate their patients about rejuvenation topical prescription formulations.
4) Recognize correct procedure and desired results of peels.

Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists registration opens December 15th

Just in Time for the Holidays
Three Ebooks that were $99.95, now $49.95 for a limited time in the SDSS Bookstore.

• Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa Order today!

• Guide to Building a Medical Esthetic Practice Order today!

• Esthetician’s Guide to Working With Physicians Order today!

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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Environ Skin Care
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