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Jan. 29, 2010
Should surgeons meet patients online?
The New York Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Imagine the ease. It's 2 a.m. and you can't stop thinking about your saggy midsection. You log on to and create a free patient profile declaring your wish to get a tummy tuck. You fill out a brief medical history and include photographs of the problem area. In no time, three plastic surgeons offer detailed opinions on the best course of action—with price quotes. It's as if co-opted the LendingTree slogan, “When banks compete, you win." More


Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Kate Riley

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This presentation will provide an introduction into phototherapy for the skin care specialist who is not presently offering this procedure. We will discuss the underlying theory of light-based therapy; the differences in how light is generated and the benefits and limitations of each type of modality. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Summarize basic phototherapy theory.
2) Discuss the differences in light-based modalities.
3) Compare Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
4) Evaluate if phototherapy can work in their practice. More

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

American Academy Of Dermatology lauds U.S. Federal Trade Commission for protecting the public from false health and safety claims about indoor tanning
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing a consent order that prohibits the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) from making false health and safety claims about indoor tanning. The Academy raised its concerns about the false statements being made by the ITA with the FTC in 2008 after the ITA launched an advertising campaign designed to portray indoor tanning as safe and beneficial. The Academy and several of its leading members cooperated fully with the agency's investigation into this important public health issue. The FTC is the federal government agency that works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. 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.

Please visit us at ASDS / ASCDS Booth #718 more

Facial masks can give a powerful punch to skin-care routine, experts say
The Canadian Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You swear you're getting in shape in 2010. Your body. Your soul. Your skin? A mask could jump-start a healthy routine, say experts, giving a boost beyond daily washing and moisturizing (both of which you should already be doing). The biggest investment in a mask isn't necessarily monetary - although some can be quite pricey. It's really about taking the time to research the right one for your skin type and then executing it properly. More

Plastic surgery hides bride's face from family
The Plastic Surgery Channel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Plastic surgery is not uncommon among brides-to-be who want to look their best for the big day. A bride in India went a few extra steps by using cosmetic surgery to conceal her identity and secretly marry her fiance. 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

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

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

Plastic surgery on teens and children remains popular
The Plastic Surgery Channel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Plastic surgery is popular among teens and children in the U.S. Some authorities are questioning whether it's healthy and what role the Boomer parents might be playing. 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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