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|SDSS Corporate Members|   |Online Continuing Education|   |9th Annual Meeting, Feb. 7-10, 2011, in New Orleans, La.|
Aug. 27, 2010
SDSS Call for Speakers application due Sept. 30, 2010
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9th Annual Meeting of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists being held on Feb. 7-10, 2011, at The Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La. SDSS's goal is to provide attendees with quality, timely education to better manage their business and professional growth, while also providing official continuing education. The SDSS will once again be seeking accreditation for continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for licensed estheticians and NCEA Certified professionals.

To apply to speak at the meeting, click here

Do UV nail lamps emit unsafe levels of ultraviolet light?
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A recent report incorrectly claimed that UV nail lamps are a source of "high-dose UV-A" and also inaccurately compared UV tanning beds with UV nail lamps. The report, "Occurrence of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers on the Hands After UV Nail Light Exposure," overestimated the exposure of client skin to UV light emitted from UV nail lamps and improperly characterized the effect of these lamps on the hand. As three of the leading scientists in the professional nail industry, we were surprised by these claims. To verify the facts, using an independent laboratory we tested the leading UV nail lamps to determine how much UV-A and UV-B they emit and then compared that to natural sunlight. More

How a pioneering new treatment takes skin from your ears and makes acne scars disappear
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Acne scars are being filled with tiny skin grafts taken from behind the patient's own ear in a pioneering new treatment. Acne is a hugely debilitating condition that affects around 90 per cent of young people at some point in their teens and early 20s. The condition is generally caused by an imbalance of hormones, which result in an overproduction of sebum or oil. Treatments range from oral antibiotics, the contraceptive Pill to regulate hormones, to mild skin peels and cleansing creams and lotions. More

TRETIN-X® 0.0375% (Tretinoin) AND LOCOID LIPOCREAM® (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) CREAM
Triax Pharmaceuticals introduces TRETIN-X 0.0375% Cream, a new and exclusive retinoid treatment strength that is just right.  Also available is Locoid Lipocream, delivering the efficacy of an ointment with the elegance of a cream in treating corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. 

Skin care important for cancer survivors
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As a cancer survivor you may be experiencing skin changes due to current or past cancer treatments, including traditional chemotherapy, radiation treatment or oral agents. With traditional chemotherapy, you might notice changes to the mucous membrane, such as dry mouth, taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Skin discoloration and changes in skin texture are also common. You may also experience hand-foot syndrome with skin blistering and peeling. Radiation treatments can cause symptoms at the site of the treatment, including dryness, itching, redness and thinning of the skin. Normally with radiation, skin changes start after treatment begins and may intensify during and after treatment. More

Youthful eyes in a flash
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From sagging eyelids to puny lashes and lowered brows, you can achieve a significant degree of eyelid rejuvenation with a variety of treatments, even if you are not anxious to have surgery just yet. A surgical eyelift from a top plastic surgeon may cost from $5,000 - $8,000, but the results can last for a decade. If you can see folds of excess skin on your upper eyelids and fatty bags on your lower eyelids, surgery may be the best choice to create a younger look. However, there are alternatives that can make a big difference. Wrinkle relaxers like Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport can soften the activity of facial muscles that pull brows down closer to your upper eyelids. More

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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A new injectable coming to the US
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As demand for youthful, wrinkle-free skin continues to grow, the market is flooded with facial filler options—which ultimately is in the patients best interest. With so many options, manufacturers are coming out with products to better target specific issues. Gone are the days of a one-injectable fix-all... these days, the type of injectable filler you choose depends on the type of wrinkle or line you are trying to eradicate. More

About half of dermatologists in US employ dermatoscopy
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About half of U.S. dermatologists use dermatoscopy, and they tend to be younger, involved in resident teaching, or trained in dermatoscopy, according to the results of a survey published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Botox a worrying trend among US teenagers
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The extensive use of Botox as a cosmetic facial injection to erase the tell-tale signs of aging by men and women in their thirties, forties, and beyond is old news. However, the revelation that Botox use is one of the top five cosmetic procedures performed on kids 18 and under in the U.S. may come as a shock to many More

National Certification for Skin Care Professionals

The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks. The Training Manual is required to be completed by all Certification Candidates. This interactive manual will guide and assist the candidate through the 6 sections covered on the National Certification Exam. By using the manual properly, the candidate will be able to gauge their present knowledge and learn new skills more effectively. NCEA Certification Program is currently available in the United States and Canada.

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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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