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March 26, 2010
Causes found for stiff skin conditions
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By studying the genetics of a rare inherited disorder called stiff skin syndrome, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have learned more about scleroderma, a condition affecting about one in 5,000 people that leads to hardening of the skin as well as other debilitating and often life-threatening problems. The findings open doors to testing new treatments. More

Five keys to youthful skin
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Ever wonder why some people have the enviable kind of skin that makes them look years younger than they actually are? Some of it is genetics, but not all of it. It's not because those people all have facialists and use pricey products. Those people follow simple, sensible rules. 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

FDA okays acne lotion
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The FDA has approved a lotion formulation of the acne treatment adapalene (Differin) 0.1 percent for patients 12 and older. Approval was based on two 12-week multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trials comparing efficacy and safety of the drug to vehicle. More

Meeting approved for Continuing Education for Aestheticians
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The Commission on Accreditation (COA) has approved this educational activity.
NCEA Approval Number: SPSSCS4G
What content is approved for NCEA CES?
A NCEA CE is 45 minutes of a learning activity, either classroom/theory or demonstration/practical, journal-based or web-based. Each approved class will be allocated the number of approved CEs. Attendees should only claim those CE credits that he/she actually spends in the educational activity.
What is required to receive my CE certificate?
You will receive 1 CE for every 45 minutes approved learning activity. To receive proper credits you must do the following:
1. Complete the Personal Verification of Attendance Form—including your signature and the number of hours you attended the conference.
2. Complete the Evaluation Form and submit prior to leaving the Meeting.

To register for the 16th Annual meeting, visit

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.

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Injectable polymer corrects wrinkles better than collagen
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Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic, biodegradable, biocompatible polymer device, is more effective in correcting nasolabial fold wrinkles than collagen, with effects observed as long as 25 months after the last treatment, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 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

Brides turn to doctors to help them look better for big day
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Wedding preparations for many brides include calls to caterers, bands, ministers—and physicians. Wedding experts say brides increasingly are seeking out medical help to look and feel better for their big days, looking for such services as cosmetic procedures, laser eye surgery and weight loss. 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

Jaw angle changes add to aging appearance, may lead to two-step approach to facial rejuvenation
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Facelifts and other wrinkle-reducing procedures have long been sought by people wanting to ward off the signs of aging, but new research suggests that it takes more than tightening loose skin to restore a youthful look. A study by physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that significant changes in facial bones—particularly the jaw bone—occur as people age and contribute to an aging appearance. 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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