Medical Skincare at 20: The Annual Meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
Group Explores the Latest Options for Retaining a Youthful, Natural Appearance
San Francisco, CA (April 24, 2014) – The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of clinical skills to provide quality skin care, will be exploring the newest and best options in the field at their 20th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 24-26.
“Medical skincare involves much more than facials or other treatments you would find in a typical spa or beauty salon” said Abbey Helton, BSN, RN C, CPSN, current president of the organization. “Because our membership is restricted to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or licensed skin care professionals practicing under the direct supervision of a board certified or eligible plastic surgeon, it’s important that our educational program covers a wide range of needs from product safety to the latest advancements in stem cells.”
“Our program is designed to include both clinical and business topics,” said president-elect and program chair, Elena Reyes, RMA, RST. “Many of our members have a wide range of educational needs; clinical expertise, business knowledge and marketing are just a few. This year’s program is designed to meet these needs, offering everything from live peel demonstrations and panels on Skin of Color to Successful Strategies for Integrating Skin Care (into a surgical practice) and Branding and Social Media Strategy for a Successful Aesthetics Practice.”
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The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) was founded in 1994 by a group of renowned plastic surgeons who recognized the need to provide an educational forum for the emerging specialty of plastic surgical skin care. The SPSSCS was created from this vision and now serves as the professional organization to promote and educate plastic surgical skin care professionals worldwide. For more information visit www.spsscs.org.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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