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Jan. 15, 2010
NCEA Certified Professional endorsed in District of Columbia legislation
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NCEA Certified Professionals have raised the standards in another state with the District of Columbia FINAL RULEMAKING endorsing the high standards set by the NCEA Certification program. The NCEA Certified credential is based upon a 1200 hour esthetician job task analysis and is a voluntary certification that now is making the difference for the thousands of estheticians who can now hold a Master Esthetician Manager License in the District of Columbia. More


Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
James E. Fulton, MD, PhD

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Acne remains a teenager’s worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel® lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
2) Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
3) Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient's progress.
4) Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.


AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology
Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." more

Skin tone is key to aging process, not wrinkles
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These days, aging has become synonymous with wrinkles, therefore most of the efforts of the cosmetic industry are focused on banishing them. However, women should perhaps think twice before spending a small fortune on anti-wrinkle creams, as new studies have revealed that it's actually skin tone that gives away one's age and not wrinkles alone, the Telegraph informs. More

FDA cracks down on spa and beauty device maker
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The FDA has announced a consent decree with medical device manufacturer Sybaritic that requires the company to cease production and distribution of laser surgery, dermatological, and spa devices until it complies with the agency's quality standards. More

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé™ system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance. To learn more please click here.

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Winter skin in crisis mode
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It's not just the itching that bothers Amy Popp. Her face feels tight and dry, and it seems to flake constantly. Applying makeup makes the situation even worse. To deal with the effects of the annual double-whammy of dry, wintry air outside and dry, heated air inside—a problem aggravated this year by subfreezing temperatures—Texans are in search of relief from dry, itchy skin. But Dr. John Wolf, chairman of the Dermatology Department at Baylor College of Medicine, says too much exfoliating can make matters worse. More

Check out certification prep classes this month
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A Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. Its an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with their instructor, and provides more interaction than if the candidate only used the self-study method. Utilizing the training manual format, the instructor will review study objectives and knowledge reviews, provide interactive verbal quizzes, and conclude the class with a sample written test. This sample test provides the candidate with an overview of how a test question will appear on the examination. More

Environ Skin Care
The Environ® Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range assists skin to mobilize its innate ability to repair and maintain itself. The range consists of five increasing strengths of vitamins A and C, and contains antioxidants (Resveratrol), flavonoids and peptides (Matrixyl™). No fragrance or preservatives are added during manufacture. more

Skin preparations decrease risk of surgical-site infections
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Simple preoperative skin preparations may significantly reduce the risk of surgical-site infections, according to two studies in the Jan. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. More

Scientists Seek to prove water droplets can lead to sunburn
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To the gardening world it may have always been considered a fact, but science has never proved the widely held belief that watering your garden in the midday sun can lead to burnt plants. Now a study into sunlit water droplets, published in New Phytologist, provides an answer that not only reverberates across gardens and allotments, but may have implications for forest fires and human sunburn. More

HairMax LaserComb® ACTUALLY WORKS!
Physicians worldwide effectively treat genetic hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb as mono, concomitant or adjunctive therapy.  HairMax is clinically proven with published efficacy studies to promote hair growth in males. HairMax is the only laser phototherapy device that has FDA 510(k) Clearance for marketing. Over 92% user satisfaction. more

Check out PCI Journal's online CE activities
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We are very excited to be among the first to offer Commission on Accreditation(COA) -approved educational activities that are medically geared towards the skin care professional," said Susanne S. Warfield, President of PCI. "Since growing our relationship with the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists the need for continuing education has become more apparent and that is why we launched the PCI Journal Online Continuing Education portal. Course approved by the COA so far inlcude:

COA#PCIA0609 Exp. 6/1/2012

ROSACEA-Signs, Symptoms and Subtypes - Click here
COA#PCIA0709 Exp. 7/1/2012

COA#PCIA0809 Exp. 8/1/2012

SCLERODERMA - Click here
COA#PCIA0809 Exp. 9/1/2012 More

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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