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Sept. 30, 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.

    To learn more, please click here

    Skin doctors head to sunnier pastures
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Certain areas of the United States, including the Midwest and Mountain regions, have an especially hard time holding on to dermatologists, according to a new study. While most skin doctors who did their residencies in the South or on the West coast, for instance, stayed nearby to practice, other states lost dermatologists—potentially creating under-served areas where patients have trouble getting care. More

    FTC targets 2 'acne-curing' smartphone apps
    Dermatology Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered two businesses to stop marketing their smartphone apps as acne cures, the Los Angeles Times reports. The action marks the first time the agency has targeted apps for making fraudulent health claims. More

    New tool in skin-cancer fight
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Doctors in the coming months are likely to have a new tool to diagnose the deadly skin cancer melanoma, after the Food and Drug Administration reversed its earlier decision and said the MelaFind device was "approvable," pending some final negotiations. The FDA cleared the path for approval in a letter it sent to Mela Sciences Inc. Thursday night. The letter hasn't previously been disclosed. More

    Manuka honey shows potential for radiation-induced dermatitis
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New findings point to a possible role for manuka honey in the prevention of clinically significant radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients. The results, from a phase 2 study reported at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (EMCC), show that the product may also decrease the duration of dermatitis episodes. More

    Medical Esthetics
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    INSTRUCTIONS                Download Article & Test here

    1. To reinforce your learning and retain the information, highlight or underline the answers to each of the (30) Study Objectives.
    2. Take the Three (3) Self-Assessment Tests, and then attach the tests to the CE Registration Form. All 3 tests must score of 75 percent or higher in order to obtain your CE Certificate.
    3. Complete the CE Registration (Section A) and Course Evaluation (Section B).
    4. Section C - Enclose a check or money order payable to NCEA:
                        NCEA Member Price: $34.95                Non Member Price: $44.95
    5. Mail completed CE Registration Form, payment, & three tests to:
                       NCEA CE Program, 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4624.

    To provide the skin care professional with a review of Medical Esthetics. The COA has approved this activity for 3 CEs and is good through July 1, 2015.

    After completing this interactive medical esthetics activity, the skin care professional will be able to:

    1. Evaluate the role of the esthetician in medical esthetics and formulate a job description.
    2. Describe medical esthetic procedures for cosmetic and medical indications.
    3. Understand scope of practice and increased responsibilities in a medical setting.
    4. Summarize the differences of working in a spa vs. a medical esthetics practice.

    Age, treating physician tied to pediatric psoriasis treatment
    HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Treatment for pediatric psoriasis varies according to treating physician and children's age, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Archives of Dermatology. More

    9th Annual Meeting webinars available
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    The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE 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 through March 8, 2013.

    At the conclusion of this webinar 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

    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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