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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — April 25

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
April 26-27
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 25

• 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:
May 30 - Orlando, Florida
June 20 - Las Vegas
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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There's a tattoo removal cream in the works, but will it actually work?
The Huffington Post
Regretting that tattoo you got a few years ago? Alec Falkenham, a researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is working on a fix. Falkenham has developed a topical cream that, as BuzzFeed explains it, clings to macrophages, or the white blood cells that absorb foreign particles, in this case, tattoo ink. Then, new macrophages move in to replace the ink-filled ones.
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Sun damage causes genetic changes; predisposes children, adolescents to melanoma
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via Medical Xpress
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project found that melanoma in some adolescent and adult patients involves many of the same genetic alterations and would likely respond to the same therapy.
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1st of 2-step dermoscopy algorithm highly sensitive, specific
The first step of the two-step dermoscopy algorithm displayed a high level of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy, according to recently published study results. Introduced in 2001 by a panel on the virtual Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy, the two-step dermoscopy algorithm has undergone minor modifications, the researchers wrote.
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Interest in microneedling grew 228 percent in 2014: Is the wrinkle reducer really worth it?
A current industry hot topic is microneedling, commonly referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT. It's quickly becoming a sought-after method for overall skin rejuvenation, with specific indications, including skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and improvement in the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
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Good news for patients suffering from shingles
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology vai News-Medical.Net
The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is delighted to present new findings from the Mayo Clinic's Department of Dermatology showing possible relief from the complications and pain secondary to Herpes Zoster, commonly known as shingles.
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Dentists doing dermatology? Cosmetics lure docs of all types
NBC News
Family practitioners, gynecologists and even dentists are getting into the cosmetic procedure business, and dermatologists say they're seeing the side effects.
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Spray deodorants are rehabilitated, with help from Europeans
The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
The underarm area is about the size of a Post-it note, but our individual notions about what keeps it dry and decent smelling are as impassioned as if it were a more substantial patch of skin.
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Study: Medical bills another burden for eczema patients
HealthDay News
Eczema isn't just a painful, chronic problem for many — it's a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that adults with eczema have higher health costs and more healthcare-related problems than those without the skin condition.
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Australia leads world in skin cancer incidence but lacks reporting
University of Melbourne via Medical Xpress
Research recently published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology confirms that Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancers in the world but lacks in national reporting of the statistics.
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Stem cells and skin care (Med Esthetics)
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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

Botanicals in Dermatology: Understanding Herbal Medicine in Skin Care

Presented by Emily Fritchey

About the webinar:
Patients and consumers are asking for plant-based preparations and effective, natural alternatives to conventional drug therapy for common skin conditions. Effective botanical treatments do exist — and may be incorporated into your practice to meet patient demand and complement dermatologic treatments. Get the facts, and take your practice to the next level of health and wellness. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand inflammation and the pH connection: Environmental causes and nutritional solutions.
2) Identify safe and effective botanical solutions for common skin disorders.
3) Understand the actions and pharmacology of herbal extracts and their clinical applications.
4) Understand herbal medicine and its application in skin care and wound healing.

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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