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Oct. 7, 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
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  • 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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    Risk of malpractice litigation reduced with caring, communication
    Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although dermatologists face fewer malpractice challenges than many other specialists, awards in these cases still can be hefty. To avoid legal action and potential financial penalties, experts say communicating with the patient is crucial, before treatment—and even more so when a medical mistake occurs. More

    Pill to stop gray hair could pose risks, doctors caution
    MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    George Clooney may be able to rock the sexy salt-and-pepper look, but most non-famous people want to avoid gray hair as long as possible. That's why cosmetic giant L'Oreal's recent claim that it's developing a pill to prevent gray hair is getting so much attention. More

    Study: Makeup makes women appear more competent - Do you agree?
    ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Makeup makes women appear more attractive and competent according to a new study by a team comprised of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston University and Proctor & Gamble. 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

    Cosmetic Chemistry for the SkinCare Specialist
    Presented by Ivana Velkovic, PhD

    The ever-evolving aesthetics industry is consistently being introduced to new and exciting ideas for treating the skin. With all that is available, it can often be difficult to determine which products will be effective. Developing a basic understanding of cosmetic chemistry is an excellent way to ensure that formulations are stable, utilize appropriate percentages of active ingredients and penetrate properly into the skin. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2013.

    At the conclusion of this webinar the skincare specialist will be able to:
    1) Describe the basics of cosmetic chemistry.
    2) Discuss the importance of proper formulation.
    3) Analyze product ingredients on a label.
    4) Recognize formulations that use active ingredients.

    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

    Doctors, patients benefit from medical liability caps, practitioners say
    Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Medical liability reforms have decreased dermatologists' malpractice premiums and boosted physician numbers in states where such measures have passed, sources say. As of January, about 25 states had enacted some form of caps on noneconomic (pain and suffering) damages, while six had capped total damages, according to an American Medical Association (AMA) report. However, the report adds, the specifics and impact of these caps vary widely, with California and Texas setting the strictest limits. More

    Vitamin D supplements may be necessary for the pale-skinned
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Researchers at the University of Leeds, funded by Cancer Research UK, suggest that people with very pale skin may be unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs—while also avoiding sunburn. More

    Natural disaster sites breed serious infections
    Internal Medicine News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although the risk of a serious disease outbreak after natural disasters is rare and often exaggerated by the media, it is important to be prepared to respond to patient infections after such an event, according to Dr. Miriam S. Bettencourt of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. 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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