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Feb. 5, 2010
WWU and the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists have arranged special pricing for WWU e-newsletter readers
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Register for the Early Bird Non-member and use the coupon code of WWUSDSS to receieve a $90 SAVINGS on the registration. Hurry and register now....Early Bird Registration Ends February 14th.

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Monday, March 8th
Scientific Program: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday March 9th
Exhibitor Classrooms: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibits: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday March 10th
Scientific Program: 8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday March 10th
Post Conference Classes
* Additional Registration Fee Required

Class 1: Laser Safety for Medical Esthetics Laser Procedures: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Class 2: NCEA Certification Prep Class: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SDSS Member - Early Bird Registration - Prior to Feb. 14 - $350 (Register Here)

Additional SDSS Member (must be from same office) - $280 (Register Here)

*Non-Member - Early Bird Registration - Prior to Feb. 14 - $450 (Register Here)

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Additional Registration Fee Required
Class 1
Laser Safety for Medical Esthetics Laser Procedures - $199

Class 2
NCEA Certification Prep Class - $99
Prerequisite Training Pack (Manual) for Prep Class - $109 More

Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Richard Linder, MBA

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This is a highly competitive industry where long-term success can easily come from low-cost investments with high impact. Ensuring positive experiences, creating innovative networking opportunities and regularly participating in personal skill-building activities are relatively simple and inexpensive ways to develop a successful business. Entrepreneur Richard Linder will discuss multiple business-building strategies to fit every practice, outlining some of the most effective ways to increase income and shore up client bases. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Identify the most effective low-cost investments for successful business building.
2) Recognize the importance of relationship building with patients.
3) Plan on outside networking opportunities.
4) Access effective continuing education to build experience and trust. More

What drives women's skincare purchases?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Men who seek insight into the way women think should take a look at a new study by The NPD Group. The Women's Skincare In-Depth Consumer Report found that the majority of women are most concerned with turning back the clock when they buy beauty products. According to the report, this number was as high as 75 percent of respondents. 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

Donda West law won't boost patient safety, doctors say
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A new California law named for rapper Kanye West's late mother requiring a physical exam and medical history before cosmetic surgeries isn't likely to lead to better patient safety, some cosmetic surgeons said. What the legislation calls for is already common practice, the doctors said. The new law also states that violating this provision "would not constitute a crime," so charges would not result. 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

FDA aims at doctors' drug pitches
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In the rarefied world of fashion magazines, beauty editors have often relied on a coterie of prominent dermatologists and plastic surgeons to keep them current on advances in cosmetic medicine. This symbiotic relationship has benefited magazines eager for beauty scoops and doctors seeking visibility—and patients. But now the Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on one of the most widely quoted cosmetic doctors, sending shudders through the ranks of opinion leaders in fashion publishing and vanity medicine. More

Do the light-and-heat gadgets sold to zap acne really work?
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Makers of a new crop of handheld devices hope to see them wedged on the bathroom shelf between the salon styling tool and multispeed electric toothbrush. The gadgets often come with hefty price tags and the promise of results that sound too good to be true. The newest devices, boasting advanced heat and light-emitting technologies, take aim at acne. 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

Options are available for men and women to deal with hair loss
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Whether you're chairing a charity ball or convening a conference, confidence is essential. Women with hair loss, however, can find their self-esteem slipping away. And don't think it can't happen to you. About 30 million American women suffer from hereditary hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It's only been recently that women have gotten any attention at all with this problem, and that's disturbing because there can be severe underlying causes for hair loss like lupus or thyroid disease. 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

Lip injections may add youth to the face
The Plastic Surgery Channel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research suggests that women who want to look years younger may not need to undergo any major plastic surgery—at least not yet. For now, a simple lip injection may do the trick. Unilever funded a study of more than 250 women of various ages to figure out what feature most separated older women from younger women. According to lead researcher David Gunn, the women who looked young for their age had something in common: thicker lips. 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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