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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class - Saturday, Feb. 28

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Pre-Congress - Miami Beach, Florida

Saturday, Feb. 28 • Room D 236
• Members - $125
• Nonmembers - $149


  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
April 25 - Dallas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists is an Association Member of the coalition and supports the national skin care certification credential. SDSS membership voted to encourage its members to attain the NCEA Certified credential to better meet the esthetician job tasks of the esthetician and support professional mobility.
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Dermatology is not just aesthetics
The Chronicle
As a discipline, which covers the "largest organ of the body," dermatology is more than just aesthetics. Some have said that it is one of the disciplines with the greatest number of individual diagnoses. As a specialty, dermatologist are highly trained in the skills of observation and pattern recognition. Their training allow them to recognize the innumerable patterns, which occurs between the patient history, physical examination, dermascopy and histopathology findings to come to a diagnosis and provide a optimal therapy for their patient. However and regardless, dermatology and matters of the skin is perceived by most as merely "aesthetics."
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7 recent FDA actions involving dermatology
Recent FDA developments related to dermatology, included the agency granting priority review to cobimetinib combined with Zelboraf for advanced melanoma. Other actions reported in, included the FDA agreeing to review a supplemental new drug application for Xeljanz for chronic plaque psoriasis and approving the VenaSeal closure system to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs.
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Psoriasis breakthrough: Can a ginger extract stop inflammation?
Plastic Surgery Practice
A black ginger extract may stop psoriasis flares in their tracks, according to research funded in part by the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The extract, known as methoxyluteolin, can block mast cells from kickstarting the inflammatory cascade, according to researcher Dr. Theoharis Theoharides and colleagues of Tufts University in Boston.
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Sebacia microparticles successfully treat acne
In two independent European clinical studies, Sebacia gold microparticles were found to effectively reduce the appearance of inflammatory acne lesions. The gold and silica microparticles are placed in a suspension designed to penetrate the sebaceous follicles. When activated by the light of a hair removal laser, they create a focused photothermal effect that reduces the activity level of the sebaceous gland and follicle.
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FDA clears closure system to permanently treat varicose veins
FormularyWatch via ModernMedicine Network
FDA has approved VenaSeal closure system (Covidien LLC and Medtronic) to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs. The VenaSeal system is newly approved to permanently treat varicose veins by sealing the affected veins using an adhesive agent, known as n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate, which polymerizes into solid material after being injected into the vein. It is intended for patients with varicose veins of the legs that cause symptoms.
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1st independent US psoriasis registry will track drug safety
Drug Discovery & Development
People with psoriasis and their healthcare providers will have the opportunity to participate in research that aims to improve treatments and disease outcomes when the first independent U.S. psoriasis registry begins recruiting patients in 2015. The registry, a joint collaboration with the National Psoriasis Foundation and Corrona LLC, will initially track the drug safety reporting for secukinumab, a new biologic medication by Novartis Pharmaceuticals for moderate-to-severe psoriasis.
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FTC targets app marketers that claim to detect melanoma
NBC News
There's an app for almost everything — but don't bet your life on one that promises to detect skin cancer. The Federal Trade Commission recently settled lawsuits with two companies that marketed melanoma detection apps — Mole Detective ($4.99) and MelApp ($1.99). Both companies are now prohibited from making health claims about these apps or any future ones — unless those claims are supported by "reliable scientific evidence" in the form of human clinical testing.
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Marshaling the body's own weapons against psoriasis
Technical University Munich via Medical Xpress
A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes: IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The substance's ability to inhibit inflammation is well known, but its mechanism of action was not fully understood. Scientists from the Technische Universität München and the University of Tübingen have now shown in an animal model and in a study on patients exactly how IL-4 helps against psoriasis at the molecular level and the important role it plays in our immune system.
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Despite celebrity plastic surgery stigma, RealSelf stats reveal surprising number of real women getting cosmetic procedures
With celebrities, like Renee Zellweger and Uma Thurman, becoming hot topics for their "new and unrecognizable" faces, plastic surgery has once again found itself at the center of American gossip-mag fodder. Both actresses have made recent red carpet appearances after a significant time out of the spotlight, and people haven't been able to stop themselves from speculating on their "drastically" different looks.
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Drumroll please ... Actavis to be called Allergan
Plastic Surgery Practice
The verdict is in: Actavis will adopt the "Allergan" corporate name following the anticipated successful completion of the acquisition of Allergan Inc., the company reports. The company that beat out Valeant in its attempts to win Allergan will now unite its global brand portfolio under the Allergan name. It will, however, retain the Actavis name for select geographic regions and product portfolios.
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 Member Benefit

15% Discount for Online Courses

As an SDSS member, the American Health Care Academy is offering a 15% discount for Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, and First Aid online courses.

To receive this discount, click here and enter "SDSS15" at checkout under "Coupon Code," then click "Apply."

Please note: To meet the CPR/AED/First Aid requirements on the NCEA Certified Candidate's Application and Recertification Candidate's Application, candidates are required to attend an in-person class once every five years. Be sure to check and see if your State Regulatory Board requirements accept online CPR/AED/First Aid courses prior to taking advantage of this offer.

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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

Update on Acne

Presented by James Fulton M.D., Ph.D.

About the webinar:
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 through March 8, 2017.

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.

Webinar cost: $19.95 member; $24.95 nonmember. To order this webinar as a member, click here. To order this webinar as a nonmember, click here.

Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.

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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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