Warfield Weekly Update
Mar. 27, 2015

National Skin Care Certification Prep Class — April 25

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
April 26-27
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 25

• Members: $125 • Nonmembers: $149


Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
May 30 - Orlando, Florida
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists is an Association Member of the coalition and supports the national skin care certification credential. SDSS membership voted to encourage its members to attain the NCEA Certified credential to better meet the esthetician job tasks of the esthetician and support professional mobility. More

Full-body scanner could ease early detection of skin cancer
BioOptics World
Researchers at the Magdeburg University Clinic for Dermatology and Venereology in Germany and colleagues have developed a full-body scanner device that could bring early detection of skin cancer a major step forward, as it could simplify the work of dermatologists and provide a more reliable form of skin screening.More

Researchers solve science behind scalp cooling, reasons for hair loss in cancer treatment
Medical News Today
Hair loss is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment and can even deter some patients from undergoing life-saving chemotherapy. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield are establishing the scientific basis for a rapidly-advancing scalp cooling technology that can ensure hair retention in a vast number of cases. More

Fidgetin like 2 identified as promising wound healing target
Dermatology Times
Researchers have identified the previously uncharacterized microtubule-severing enzyme, Fidgetin-like 2, as a potential therapeutic target for regenerating and repairing cutaneous wounds. FL2, according to the new study's authors, is "a fundamental regulator of cell migration that can be targeted in vivo using nanoparticle-encapsulated siRNA to promote wound closure and regeneration."More

We are aware of the risks so why are skin cancer cases still on the rise?
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
Despite being aware of the risks of sun exposure and of developing cancer when exposed without protection, the levels of people using sunscreen and taking precautions is still quite alarming with incidences of melanoma still on the rise.More

Acne patients not getting medications prescribed by their dermatologists
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via News-Medical.Net
Medicine obviously can't do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet, more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn't get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.More

AAD: Frog enzyme clears genital warts
MedPage Today
Three-fourths of men with anogenital warts caused by human papillomavirus had clinical remission and the rest had partial responses to a frog-derived enzyme, investigators reported.More

Study compares purse-string suture with 2nd-intention healing
Dermatology Times
The purse-string suture has come to be recognized as a closure method, which reduces the scar area, when compared with second-intention healing. The fact is, though, that randomized clinical trials comparing the two methods are few and far between.More

Biologics take aim at psoriasis despite worry over reactions
New findings on experimental options for plaque psoriasis were debated here at the American Academy of Dermatology 73rd Annual Meeting. The biologic agents appear to be easing symptoms but are controversial because they suppress the immune system and have been linked to malignancies, major cardiac events, herpes zoster and tuberculosis.More

4 skin conditions that can signal other health problems
Itchy, irritated or inflamed skin is certainly no fun, but did you know that skin troubles could be related to other health problems? In many cases, skin conditions are linked to processes occurring throughout the body, and this means they can become risk factors that set you up for other types of illness or injury, says Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University. "The connections are not something patients should ignore or overlook."More

Chin up! Here's another reason your smartphone is aging you
Handheld technology can be a real pain in the neck. It may also be the reason you're getting wrinkles in that region, quicker than you might've in the age before 24/7 texting.More

Dermatologist urges: Exfoliate with care
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
If you plan to exfoliate, get some professional advice first, a dermatologist suggests. "Before you exfoliate, you really need to understand your skin and skin type," Dr. Mary Lupo, a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "A board-certified dermatologist can help you choose the exfoliation option that's best-suited to your skin's unique needs," she added.More