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May 20, 2011
Itchy skin: Imaginary bugs often blamed
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People with a "delusional bug syndrome" are convinced that bugs, worms, germs, or other creepy crawlers are infesting their skin and often see skin doctor after skin doctor to find out what is causing the infestation. Often, patients bring in samples of the insect and request a skin biopsy. But new research published online in the Archives of Dermatology finds that in the case of delusional skin infestation, neither samples nor biopsies show any evidence of skin infestation. More


Rena Levi ACID FREE Herbal Peel is perfectly safe for all skin types. Its effectiveness is based on its unique combination of 100% natural ingredients. This peel is designed to address the same issues as chemical peels: mild to severe skin damage, elasticity, wrinkles, acne, aging, brown spots and more. Rena’s ACNE products are the ONLY ACID FREE to show dramatic results.

Health risks of tanning beds not communicated
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Is indoor tanning really safer than basking outdoors? Of course not, say dermatologists. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology suggests the message isn't reaching female tanners who might falsely believe that tanning beds are safer than natural sunlight. Overall, 30 percent of respondents stated they had not seen warning labels on tanning bans. In addition, 43 percent reported not receiving a verbal warning about the health risks associated with UV rays. More

Nutricosmetics help maintain health, inside and out
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Preventing and treating extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging and photoaging requires attacking these processes at the cellular level, experts say. More

8th Annual Meeting webinars available
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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE each through March 8th, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit

Patient Selection and Optimization of Outcomes
of Cosmetic Procedures
Presented by Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD

This presentation will give the medically based skincare specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes, and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels, and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers.
2) Discuss current and future development in lasers.
3) Educate their patients about rejuvenation topical prescription formulations.
4) Recognize correct procedure and desired results of peels.

To order this CE webinar:
(Once purchased, the Webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours)
SDSS Member Fee: $19.95 Click here
Non-member Fee: $24.95 Click here
Learn more about becoming a member

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, 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

Warfield Weekly Update available through MultiBriefs app
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SDSS understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the Warfield Weekly Update, the society committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The Warfield Weekly Update is also available on MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the SDSS feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.

Help control rosacea symptoms with a healthy diet
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We know that a healthy diet can help prevent a number of diseases and conditions, including Type II diabetes and some heart diseases. While we might discuss our diet and lifestyle choices with our general physicians, we sometimes forget to ask our dermatologist how what we eat is affecting our skin. More

Plastic surgery after divorce: Revenge or confidence boost?
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In today's era of Botox and not so happily-ever-after, the path more and more newly single women are taking is one straight from the courtroom to the plastic surgeon's office. A recent study by the Transform Cosmetic Group in Great Britain revealed that more than a quarter of the patients who visit plastic surgeons' offices are newly divorced women. And so the debate is on: Should divorced women try to recapture their youth through surgery, and are their cosmetic surgery extremes more a confidence-boosting fresh start, or revenge against their former husbands? More

Young melanoma survivors speak out against indoor tanning
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Since 1992, rates of melanoma—once considered an old person's disease—have risen 3 percent a year in white women ages 15 to 39, according to the American Cancer Society. Now, many young melanoma survivors are now speaking out about the risks. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 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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