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Dec. 3, 2010

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Feb. 7-9, 2011
9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.

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Meet the Faculty
Patricia Scherven, LE, NCEA Certified
Organics in the Physicians Office

The trend of using organics and in-organics in the physician’s office will be explored. Consumers are aware, and will ask the skincare specialist the benefits and concerns of using these ingredients and products. The direction in which these compounds: natural, unrefined oils and flower essences along with beliefs and health issues will be discussed.
At the end of the presentation the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Describe the difference between organic versus in-organic.
2) Evaluate the ingredient’s safety factors,
3) Explore the future of organic ingredients in your practice.
4) Recognize the marketing challenges.


Meeting Registration Fees:
Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference classes require additional registration. SDSS Members need to register for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

                                        Prior to Jan. 15             After Jan. 15
SDSS                                         $250                       $395

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

Non-Member                                $350                       $495

Post-Conference Class Fees:For Full Post-Conference Class Description click here
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Note: Attendees of post-conference classes do not have to attend Monday and Tuesday conference.

Class 1: Laser & Light Therapies - What You Need to Know Before Performing Procedures
Fee: $199.00

Class 2: NCEA Certification Prep Class *Includes FREE Records Verification
This class is an interactive study group that prepares the NCEA Certified Candidate to "brush-up" on their skills and prepares them to sit for the National Certification Examination.
Fee: $99.00 (This class is FREE to SDSS Members, click here to save your space at no charge)
Training Manual Fee: $109.00

*Class Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the NCEA Certification Training Manual Knowledge Reviews. Go to for more information.

Registration Cancellation Policy: A written notice of cancellation must be received to the SDSS Executive Office , 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, no later than Jan. 7, 2011. We will issue your refund less a $100 administrative fee, after the annual meeting.

Hotel Room Rate: $169
*Rooms MUST be booked through the SDSS Executive office. Download Hotel Registration Form here

SDSS members able to 'brush-up' skills for FREE
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The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists has arranged to have members attending the 9th Annual Meeting, Feb. 7-9, 2011, to proctor the National Certification Prep Class—for FREE! This joint collaboration between the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) is in an ongoing effort to raise the standards for skin care licensure in this country. All current SDSS members attending the annual meeting can bring their completed Candidate Application to the Prep Class and be given their Authorization-to-Test (ATT) to sit for their national exam within 90 days. "This is a great opportunity for the membership and will show that estheticians working in dermatology practices want to achieve the highest standards available for their profession," stated Susanne S. Warfield, executive director. For more information on the NCEA Certified credential, visit

AAD position statement on isotretinoin
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The Association is committed to the safe and responsible use of isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is FDA approved for and generally considered by dermatologists to be the most effective treatment for severe recalcitrant nodular acne. The effectiveness of systemic isotretinoin therapy in the treatment of acne has been demonstrated in randomized, double blinded clinical studies. It is known to effectively reduce acne and lead to a reduction in scarring. More

Study: Botox boosts self-esteem
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A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study found Botox boosts overall quality of life and self-esteem, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Steven H. Dayan, a Chicago facial plastic surgeon, says study participants were photographed and randomized to receive injections of Botox between the eyebrows, forehead and crow's feet or injections of a saline solution. More

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently 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.

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Dermatologists debate maintenance of certification requirements
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Despite initial protests, dermatologists required to participate in maintenance of certification (MOC) programs generally view them as helpful tools for improving patient care, doctors say. However, even some MOC proponents question the effectiveness of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) recertification test in this regard, and the recent shift to a closed-book format. More

Having facial moles 'could mean fewer wrinkles, healthier heart'
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Having moles is usually a cause for embarrassment, but not any more, according to scientists. A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have tougher bones than normal, making them less likely to develop osteoporosis. They also appear to have fewer wrinkles. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles and healthier eyes and heart, reports the Daily Mail. More

Dermatitis may not influence bone density in children
HealthDay via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There appears to be no correlation between low bone mineral density (BMD) and atopic dermatitis in children, and use of topical corticosteroids in children with atopic dermatitis is not associated with a decrease in BMD, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 29 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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