SDSS Call for Speakers application due Sept. 30, 2010
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?
Beautytech.Info Blog Share
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
Daily Mail Share
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
Skin care important for cancer survivors
Mayo Clinic Share
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
Healthy News Digest Share
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
A new injectable coming to the US
American Health & Beauty Share
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
HealthDay via Modern Medicne Share
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
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