Warfield Weekly Update
April 23, 2010

Indoor tanning may be addictive
Medical News Today
A new study suggests that some people who frequently use indoor tanning beds may become addicted to the habit and are also more likely to be prone to anxiety, use alcohol and other substances, suggesting that exposure to UV light may lead to behavior patterns typical of substance-related disorders.More

The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference

Who Should Attend?
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators.

Why Should I Attend? This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year - this is it!

What Will I Learn? NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student’s future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program.

Click Here for Full Program Details.

Early Bird Registraton Extended to April 29th.More

Acne patients happy with online follow-up care
Patients with acne who had online follow-up visits with their dermatologist had the same outcomes as patients who had in-office visits, a new study finds. The study included 121 patients who were randomly assigned to have four electronic follow-up visits or four in-office visits. Every six weeks, the patients in the "e-visit" group were prompted to send digital images of their skin and an update via a secure Web site to their dermatologist, who responded with advice and electronic prescriptions.More

Shared appointments improve Census, profit in dermatology
In dermatology practices, shared medical appointments (SMAs) can increase patient access and productivity and be financially profitable, according to research published in the April issue of the Archives of Dermatology. More

Houston doctor who injected 170 with fake Botox sentenced to jail
Fox News
A Houston doctor who acknowledged injecting at least 170 patients with a fake Botox product not approved for human use has been sentenced to prison. A federal judge sentenced Gayle Rothenberg to nearly six months in prison. She also must pay more than $98,000 in restitution and cannot seek reinstatement of her medical license.More

Should doctors explain their board certification to patients?
Health Leaders Media
Jack Bruner, MD, former member of the California Medical Board and a board certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, Calif., insists doctors should inform their patients whether they are board certified, and by which board, "because there is massive consumer confusion as to the qualifications of practitioners, and patients are being hurt because of it." More

Australian women risk 'secret' cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Times
A new study says many women put themselves at risk because they undergo cosmetic surgery without telling family or friends, Australia’s ABC News reports. Rhian Parker, a health sociologist at Australian National University here, reviewed a wide range of information about nose jobs, breast implants and facelifts, and interviewed 32 women who had undergone cosmetic surgery and 19 physicians who perform the surgeries. More

Pricey laser treatment claims to promote growth
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
The newest service at a Milwaukee men's salon, could turn barbering on its head. It's a machine the owners call Larry. And it's being billed as a way to reduce hair loss and make thinning hair thicker and healthier. Salon director Theri DeJoode credits an out-of-town client with thinning scalp for the inspiration. On a recent visit, his appearance shocked her. "He had a full head of hair," she said. The client said he'd used a hair restoration laser system. That sent DeJoode to Illumiwave, a bio-stimulation laser machine that, according to its makers, uses a series of lasers in tandem with specialty hair products to encourage growth in existing hair follicles. More