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Sept. 16, 2011
Attend the 10th Anniversary Meeting, March 19 - 21, 2012 in San Diego
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  • 3 full days of educational sessions
  • Top industry speakers
  • Earn COA-approved continuing education credits
  • Set yourself apart and advance your career

    Sign up now and SAVE $50 off the already affordable registration fee. Take advantage of the Installment Payment Plan to pay over time. Reserve your space now for this event before it sells out. More

    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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    Keep it simple when it comes to skin care
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The array is dizzying. Dozens of face-washing "enhancers" are being touted in the fall fashion mags as vital for the nightly cleaning ritual: pre-wash makeup removers, post-wash scrubbing pads, exfoliating gels, toners to restore pH balance and on and on. More

    Is it safe to remove hair with wax while taking isotretinoin?
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    Waxing can cause permanent scars in people taking isotretinoin. To avoid scarring, you must not wax while taking isotretinoin and for 6 months after you stop taking isotretinoin. This applies to hot wax and cold wax. More

    The top 3 skin conditions with a mind connection
    Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Admittedly, the marriage of mind and skin makes for strange medical bedfellows. But their interconnectedness is increasingly being recognized by both specialists and family physicians. In 1996, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology estimated that at least a third of dermatology patients need to have emotional factors managed along with skin conditions. More

    Not all isotretinoin prescribing meets safety standards
    Skin & Allergy News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Not all dermatologists comply with recommendations for use of isotretinoin in females of childbearing potential, according to a study in the September issue of the International Journal of Dermatology. The finding was especially significant in countries with restrictions on abortion. More

    FTC cracks whip on mobile app marketers promising effective acne treatment
    Mobile Marketing Watch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Federal Trade Commission is aiming to clear the complexion of the mobile application world. That is, the FTC is looking to eradicate the smartphone application realm of misleading apps professing to treat or cure acne. And the effort is already paying off. More

    Signals that prompt hair growth discovered, may pave way for baldness treatment
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Molecular signals that trigger hair growth have been discovered by scientists from Yale University, according to an article published in Cell. The authors say their study may eventually lead to effective treatments for baldness. They found that in laboratory mice, molecular signals from stem cells inside the skin's fatty layer were needed to bring about hair growth. More

    9th Annual Meeting webinars available
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    The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE through Feb. 7, 2014. For more information on the COA, please visit

    Combining Lasers and Esthetic Services
    Presented by Terri A. Wojak

    The role of the skincare specialist in pre and post laser care is often essential to the success of the treatment itself. Understanding the patient concerns and educating them on how to best care for their skin and condition is paramount. Skin treatments intra- laser can be helpful for a number of dermatologic treatments and requires evaluation and planning with the physician’s treatment. 1.0 CE through February 7, 2014.

    At the end of the webinar the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
    1) Understand types of laser and light therapy treatments.
    2) Formulate pre, intra and post care treatment plans.
    3) Evaluate patient concerns.
    4) Differentiate treatment plans based upon device and indication.

    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.

    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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