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Jan. 28, 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)

SDSS                                       $250

Non-Member                              $350

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.

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Today acne troubles are more than skin-deep
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In today's fast culture of beauty and fashion, embarrassment and frustration over appearance is common among acne sufferers. Recent studies, however, show that the emotions don't end there. Two Scandinavian studies published this fall link acne and depression—even suicide—in profound ways. A study of Norwegian teens suffering from severe acne showed that girls were twice as likely and boys three times as likely to report having suicidal thoughts as those with little or no acne. Another study, from Sweden, linked suicidal attempts with teens and adults who have severe acne. More

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New survey results released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) showed three-fourths of the procedures performed by the Academy's surgeons in 2010 were non-surgical procedures, highlighting a trend that more people are choosing non-surgical procedures to delay more invasive surgical procedures. The survey results also showed that the number of procedures performed annually has risen 45 percent over the last two years, with a 16 percent increase in non-surgical procedures. More

Dermatologists find EHR systems expensive, difficult to implement
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Dermatologists have been slow to adopt electronic health record technology, in large part because few of the products available meet their needs, experts who have studied and implemented the technology report. More

New NICE guidance on preventing skin cancer
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New skin care treatments for 2011
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Here are some predictions for popular skin treatments in 2011. More injectable fillers top the list of treatments this year. Injections are the most popular anti-aging treatments, and in the next few years we can expect to see new dermal fillers hitting the market. In addition, talented doctors have been finding off-label ways to use fillers. The current trend is to use fillers in the jaw line area and in front of the ear to help pull back the skin and improve sagging. Cheeks can also be injected to restore the youthful curve of the face. More

Peer pressure cosmetics: Kids gotta have it too
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It wasn't too many generations ago that South Korean kids had no control over their looks. Their hair, for example, was considered a gift from their parents—never to be cut. But today, kids drop into the plastic surgeon's office after school, and when they get home their folks can barely recognize them. More

Laser treatments blaze new trail to erasing age spots
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Intense pulsed light, also known as IPL, is broad-spectrum light therapy that was developed in Europe and has recently started to become popular for skin treatments. In the treatment, lasers emit pulses of broad-spectrum light that penetrate and heat the skin, stimulating cellas known as fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are found in connective tissue that produce collagen, the main component of connective tissue. More

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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