Warfield Weekly Update
Feb. 19, 2010

Susanne S. Warfield releases new book entitled, "Aesthetic Oculofacial Rejuvenation"
Susanne S. Warfield, author, international lecturer has made her latest contribution to the skin care industry by writing another chapter on estheticians in a medical textbook entitled, “Aesthetic Oculofacial Rejuventation.” The complete text covers the most up-to-date non-invasive techniques for the eye and face through the highest quality color images and step-by-step guidance. Dr. Marian Zilkha and Dr. Alessandra Haddad present the fundamental perspectives of an ophthalmologist and a plastic surgeon. The result is an updated text on hot topics including aesthetic fillers and volumizers, lasers, combined therapies, and the importance of the aesthetician in a cosmetic practice–written by Warfield. The editors assembled an esteemed group of international contributors to ensure a balanced, reliable, and current information that reflects recent developments from all over the world.More

What does NCEA Certified mean?
When a licensed esthetician becomes NCEA Certified, it means that the esthetician has, in addition to state licensure examinations:

• Completed Six Knowledge Review sections on Ethics/Professionalism, Medical Professional Interaction, Client Care and Sciences of the Skin, Professional Treatments, Risk Management and Business.

• Passed a rigorous computer-based examination administered by proctors at a third-party testing facility.

NCEA Certified Professionals are also members of the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations. (NCEA)More

Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Timothy Falla, PhD

This presentation will provide a description of the field and an insight into the activities, uses and future of these innovative new molecules. Many people have heard of "peptides" but few understand their origins and application to dermatology and skincare.1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the essential role peptides play in healthy skin.
2) Compare the wide range of processes that can be affected by peptides in dermatology.
3) Analyze the science behind the array of peptides.
4) Recognize innovative new molecules used in skincare, OTC and Rx products. More

Do homework before plastic surgery
Loudoun Times-Mirror
Our faces are our calling cards. They identify us and express our emotions. They are also connected to three of the five senses that carry outside information to our brains. But what happens when our image changes? Some turn to restoration to look younger. A recent study conducted for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that 85 percent of adult Americans would undergo a facial plastic surgery procedure if given the chance. More

Obama awards money for electronic medical records
The Associated Press via Google
The Obama administration is awarding $975 million in grants to help states and health care providers adopt health information technology. The grant money comes from the economic stimulus legislation passed by Congress last year and is part of the administration's push to get doctors, hospitals and others to move from paper to computerized record-keeping. Administration officials say the grants are designed to provide savings down the road by eliminating duplicative tests and time-consuming paper work. More

Lines blurred between hair loss fact And fiction
Medical News Today
A new national survey reveals Americans are at a loss when it comes to loss of a different kind: their hair. The new survey "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Myths & Truths Behind Hair Loss", conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of the ROGAINE® Brand, reveals a surprising lack of understanding of the prevalence, incidence, causes, and treatments for thinning hair and hair loss. More

Plastic surgeons fear bad online buzz
The Plastic Surgery Channel
Today's cosmetic doctors something to fear beyond an unsatisfied customer: Their negative comment posts. Unhappy plastic surgery patients, or simply anyone with a cruel sense of humor, can visit a surgeon’s website—or create one of their own—and post negative reviews of his work, citing botched surgeries or cases of mistreatment. And according to New York magazine, this has happened enough to create a problem for doctors who rely on positive buzz to maintain customer flow.More

Does Botox lead to the blues?
CBS News
Sure, Botox can banish crows feet, smooth those wrinkles, and lift those frown lines, making the client look more youthful-and somewhat expressionless. But the treatment may have effects that are more than skin deep. A new study suggests that by paralyzing the frown muscles that ordinarily are engaged when we feel angry, Botox short-circuits the emotion itself. More