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Dec. 30, 2011
Network with other dermatology skincare specialists
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Do you have a current membership roster to network with other SDSS skincare members? If not, email now and find out if your new friend from last years annual meeting will be there this year? Want to share a room at this year's meeting, reach out to a fellow member to see if they would like to attend this years meeting. For a list of full other Membership Benefits click here.

As 2011 comes to a close, SDSS would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the Warfield Weekly Update a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 6.

Scientists close in on origins of psoriasis, eczema
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Psoriasis and eczema both cause red, scaly skin rashes, but the similarities between the two common, distressing conditions typically end there. And now, examining patients suffering from both ailments (a very rare phenomenon), German scientists have teased out the opposing immune system responses that prompt skin flare-ups for both diseases. 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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Freezing wrinkles a possible alternative to Botox
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A new technology that temporarily zaps away forehead wrinkles by freezing the nerves shows promise in early clinical trials, researchers say. The technique, if eventually approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, could provide an alternative to Botox and Dysport. Both are injectable forms of Botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that, when injected in small quantities, temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles. More

American Academy of Dermatology Association welcomes new FDA sunscreen rules
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The American Academy of Dermatology Association recently said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new sunscreen regulations will help Americans reduce their risk for skin cancer by guiding them to the most effective sunscreens and advising them about other sun-protection measures. During the FDA announcement of the new regulations, the Academy reviewed scientific data about skin cancer and outlined how people can reduce their skin cancer risk. More

Trampoline lift: A new procedure can fix sagging neck skin within an hour
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One of the first places to show signs of aging is the neck area. Sagging skin is a dead giveaway of our age and almost impossible to fight with over-the-counter products. Traditionally, the only sure way to tighten neck skin has been to go in for time-consuming and invasive neck-lift surgery, but one of America's leading plastic -surgeons believes he has found an alternative. More

Early success for gel that treats acne scars
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A gel made from a person's own blood may help to fill in acne scars, preliminary research suggests. In a study of 15 people with depressed acne scars, the side of the face treated with the gel looked more aesthetically pleasing than the side treated with needling alone. All participants also underwent a procedure call skin needling that is used to fill in scars. More

Tech savvy members use the Smart Phone app
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SDSS understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the Warfield Weekly Update, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The Warfield Weekly Update is also available on MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the SDSS feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.

Sunscreens remain safe, effective form of sun protection
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The American Academy of Dermatology recently reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. More

Staring at smart phones causes wrinkles
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In what can be called a shocking revelation, many young women are developing premature wrinkles from staring at their smart phones. Smart phone-related wrinkles are the latest condition that doctors attribute to overuse of technology. More

Study: Vitamin D levels linked to certain skin cancers
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The higher a person's vitamin D levels, the higher the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, finds new research. But the study, appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, stops short of saying that high vitamin D levels might actually cause these types of cancer, the most common malignancies in the United States. More

Do my pores look big to you?
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Lately Justine Heilner, 37, a landscape architect in Manhattan, has been noticing dirt in more than just her gardens. When she gazes into the mirror, she also sees what looks like grime in the enlarged pores on her face that used to be unnoticeable. Alas, aging brings so many fresh thrills. More

Melanoma may be prevented by topical treatment
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While incidents of melanoma continue to increase despite the use of sunscreen and skin screenings, a topical compound called ISC-4 may prevent melanoma lesion formation, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. 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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