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Jan. 13, 2011

Feb. 7-9, 2011
9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.

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Meeting Registration Fees:
Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference classes require additional registration. SDSS Members need to register for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

                                        Prior to Jan. 15             After Jan. 15
SDSS                                         $250                       $395

(add'l member same office)           $180                       N/A

Non-Member                                $350                       $495

Registration Cancellation Policy: A written notice of cancellation must be received to the SDSS Executive Office , 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, no later than Jan. 7, 2011. We will issue your refund less a $100 administrative fee, after the annual meeting.

Hotel Room Rate: $169
*Rooms MUST be booked through the SDSS Executive office. Download Hotel Registration Form here

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Facial bones age as well as skin, tissue
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Plastic surgeons say changes in the skin and tissue give the face that aged look, but U.S. researchers say facial bones contribute to aging too. Dr. Robert B. Shaw Jr. of University of Rochester Medical Center in New York and colleagues analyzed computed tomography scans of the facial bones in young adults ages 20-40, middle-age adults ages 41-64 and those age 65 and older. The scans were done for medical reasons, not for plastic surgery planning, Shaw says. More

Signs of aging: How to stop time in its tracks
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Time can take a toll on your body and mind. While genes play a huge role in how you age, there are lifestyle choices that can help slow the signs of aging. How can you make the right choices now to reduce the effects of time later? CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said the most noticeable effects of aging start with your skin. She suggests starting with good skin care. More

Women three times likelier to tan
Cosmetic Surgery Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research suggests that better public education on the risks of indoor tanning is needed, MedPage Today reports. A University of Minnesota research team found that women are nearly three times as likely as men to use an indoor tanning bed—and that few adults, regardless of gender, think that avoiding indoor tanning salons is a way to reduce the risk of skin cancer. More

7 aesthetic trends that will be hot in 2011
American Health & Beauty    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As our economy continues to get better, the aesthetic and cosmetic industry will continue to thrive. During the recession, it was one of the few that saw only a minor dip in consumer spending. In fact, statistics showed non-invasive procedures such as Botox actually rose during that time frame due to men and women having to compete in a younger job market. One thing is for certain though, while the number of surgeries will continue to climb, gains in the minimally invasive and non-invasive segments will be higher. Here are the top 7 trends that American Health and Beauty predicts will continue to climb in the aesthetic sphere. More

Fight winter dry skin with an ocean of lotion
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Walking in the winter wonderland may be good for your spirits, but it can create chaos for your skin. Dry, cracked skin and lips and all-over itchiness are just a few problems you might encounter this season. You could rub a little bit of excess hand lotion on your cheeks. But experts say that's not enough to keep the skin, soft, pliable and smooth. More

UK clinic settles botched facelift claim
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A 65-year-old Wales woman was awarded £15,000—about $23,000—in an out-of-court settlement after a facelift left her with a bulgy-cheeked, chipmunk-like look, the online Daily Mail reports. More

NCEA releases 3 NEW eBooks on medical esthetics, laser & light therapy and alternative therapies
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These three NCEA ReCertification Sections are interactive ebooks that will guide learning and take a place in your professional library for future reference.

Each of the ebooks includes:
    • 30 Study Objectives - Requiring the reader to highlight each objective in the text
    • 3 Self Assessments - Reinforces short-term memory skills to long-term
    • Knowledge Review* - Requires long-hand writing of answers to multiple questions

    *Recertification application requires inclusion of knowledge review to recertify
Each section provides a great way to brush up on existing skills or learn new material. The section authors included leaders in their respective fields that contributed their time and energy to complete these sections. NCEA Certified professionals are required to recertify in 3 years from the date of their certification and completion of one of these sections is a requirement.

Anyone can purchase these Sections for their professional growth, and continued learning from the website for only $49.95. To learn more about becoming NCEA Certified visit the certification and continuing education website at

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 29 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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