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Nov. 4, 2011
Let the light shine on! Entering the light therapy market
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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

Let the Light Shine On! Entering the Light Therapy Market
Presented by Kate Riley

This presentation will provide an introduction into phototherapy for the skin care specialist who is not presently offering this procedure. We will discuss the underlying theory of light-based therapy; the differences in how light is generated and the benefits and limitations of each type of modality. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2013.

At the conclusion of this webinar the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Summarize basic phototherapy theory.
2) Discuss the differences in light-based modalities.
3) Compare Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
4) Evaluate if phototherapy can work in their practice.

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

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New device spots melanoma
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MelaFind, a device that helps dermatologists decide whether to order a biopsy of suspected melanomas, has been approved by the FDA. Melanoma is a fast-growing skin cancer. It's often curable if detected early. If not, it's one of the most deadly kinds of cancer. More

Soy supplement may improve crow's feet
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An experimental supplement derived from soy may help postmenopausal women smooth their "crow's feet" a bit, a small pilot study suggests. The supplement, known for now as SE5-OH, is under development by a Tokyo-based drug and supplement maker, Otsuka Pharmaceutical. It contains a compound called S-equol, which is made from fermented soy germ. More

Reckoning with the sun
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For a growing number of patients 50 and older, those decades of baking in the sun are coming back to haunt them: One in five Americans will develop some kind of skin cancer over the course of a lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fortunately even the deadliest form, melanoma, can be cured with early detection and proper treatment, but it's crucial to keep an eye out for any changes in the skin that could signal a malignancy. More

Hair professionals are potential front line for skin cancer detection
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Physicians and patients could benefit from hair professionals being trained to help in the early detection of skin cancer on the scalp, neck and face, a study says. Nearly 60 percent of 203 hair professionals surveyed at 17 salons in the Houston area said they already had recommended at least once that a customer see a health professional for an abnormal mole, said a report in the October Archives of Dermatology. More

Web-based appointment scheduling, payment options offer convenience
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Doctors increasingly are referring patients to secure websites to fill out needed forms, make payments and even schedule office visits. Web-based options offer convenience for patients, ease paperwork for office staff and keep appointments flowing for practitioners. More

Tech-savvy teens more likely to use medication for acne
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A regular Internet-based communication can play a key role in reducing teen's acne, a new study has revealed. Investigators from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center decided to test whether a weekly Internet-based communication could improve teenagers' use of topical acne therapy. And it did, Newswise reported. More

10th Anniversary Meeting Registration Open,
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

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    Take advantage of the Installment Plan to pay over time
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    Meeting Registration Fees:
    Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference class requires additional registration fee for Non Members. SDSS Members need only to reserve a spot for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

                                         Prior to January 19th                                 After January 19th

    SDSS Members                             $300   *or use Installment Plan                 $395

    (add'l member same office)           $180                                                        N/A

    Non-Member                                $375                                                      $495

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