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May 27, 2011
Sunscreens remain safe, effective form of sun protection
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Academy of Dermatology recently reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. 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.

New Jersey bill would further restrict Botox for minors
Philadelphia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under a bill moving through the Legislature, minors in New Jersey wouldn't be able to get Botox injections unless a doctor says the procedure is medically necessary. The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee recently approved legislation to clamp down on injections of botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes in people younger than 18. More

Lack of 'gatekeeper' protein linked to skin cancer
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New research from North Carolina State University shows that a "gatekeeper" protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice. 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 8, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit

Federal And State Issues That Will Affect Your Laser Practice
Presented by Gus Anibarro

This presentation will overview the federal and state regulations that a laser practice needs to be aware of in order to practice safely on the consumer. Learn which federal agency has oversight on equipment and employee safety issues. Understand what state agency protects the consumer through operator licensing and/or certification. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Recognize federal and state regulations affecting their laser practice.
2) Apply the knowledge in order to maintain or become compliant.
3) Identify the state agency that protects the consumer.
4) Understand the importance of laser safety.

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.

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Gym, check. Diet, check. Face, lift
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women account for the majority of cosmetic procedures, but more men are opting for plastic surgery and other enhancements to lift droopy necks, excise excess body fat, and pin back protruding ears. Younger men are increasingly viewing cosmetic procedures—generally not covered by insurance—as an acceptable way to make themselves more attractive, or correct embarrassing or unmanly features. More

Metal under the skin? Find it with a magnet
Reuters via MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Got something stuck in your arm? If it's metal and hidden underneath the skin, doctors might be able to use an ordinary magnet to find it, according to a new case report. The researchers note that it's important to remove objects that have punctured the body because they might cause infection. However, they wrote in Archives of Dermatology, sometimes identifying those objects can be difficult if they are stuck underneath the skin. But at least in one patient, it was a simple magnet that came to the rescue. More

Study sees link between psoriasis, obesity in kids
HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The prevalence of psoriasis—a chronic, inflammatory disease of the skin—is significantly higher among overweight and obese kids, researchers have found. The Kaiser Permanente study, published online in the Journal of Pediatrics, also found that teens with psoriasis (regardless of their body weight) have higher cholesterol levels, putting them at greater risk for heart disease. More

Study: Hair stem cells communicate
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers say they have discovered how hair stem cells in mice and rabbits communicate with each other to encourage coordinated regeneration—a finding that could lead to a cure for alopecia, Medical News Today reports. 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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