Skin Care 2008 – Catch the New Wave in Skin Care

Looking at Hot Topics in Skin Care at the 14th SPSSCS Annual Meeting

New York, NY -- (April 30, 2007) – The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) celebrates its 14th Annual Meeting - Catch the New Wave in Skin Care, to be held in San Diego, CA. The meeting offers educational seminars for nurses, aestheticians and other trained skin care specialists working in the offices of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Also featured are exhibits from companies providing the latest products and services for medically-supervised skin care.

“Plastic surgeons and the aestheticians and nurses who work with them know more than anyone about patient safety and skin care,” says SPSSCS President-Elect and Program Chair Kathy Jones, a registered nurse from Fort Wright, KY. “This is why it is so important for us to work with our state legislators to develop guidelines that will help keep people safe.”

Two highlights from the Skin Care 2008 include:

This meeting will focus on scope of practice issues regarding aesthetic care. As states begin to apply more regulatory pressures on nurses and aestheticians who perform procedures, it is becoming increasingly important to let people know exactly who is qualified to perform them. Presentations include a panel discussion on the current regulatory environment for nurses and aestheticians as well as proposed educational standards. Dr. Neal Reisman, a board certified plastic surgeon and attorney from Houston, TX, will also speak about steps to take to keep the patient, the doctor and the skin care specialist safe.

Until a few years ago there were just a handful of medical skin-care lines. Now, with hundreds of product lines being sold everywhere from drugstores to doctors’ offices, even skin care specialists are confused about what the best products are, and which are the best products for the individual patient.

The panel titled Oh No! How Do I Know What to Choose? will compare over-the-counter products to cosmeceuticals, as well as look at common ingredients, evaluate the penetration of ingredients, and examine the new trend of organic products.

WHAT:

Skin Care 2008 – Catch The New Wave In Skin Care Annual Meeting: Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
(Note: SPSSCS meeting is during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), San Diego Convention Center, May 2 - 6)

WHERE:

San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina – San Diego, CA

WHEN:

April 30 – May 3, 2008

FACTS ABOUT MEDICALLY-SUPERVISED SKIN CARE:

Medically-supervised skin care, administered by qualified staff, provides patients with safe, clinically-tested treatments that are proven effective.

Medically-supervised skin care offers patients expert guidance in selecting appropriate products for home use -- products with stronger, more effective ingredients than are available over-the-counter.

Medically-supervised skin care has become part of today’s plastic surgery practice. Among members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 49%* employ a skin care specialist on staff. An additional 9%* of ASAPS members contract the services of an independent skin care specialist.

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Panel: Oh No! How Do I Know What To Choose?
Thursday, May 1, 2008, 11:20am-12:45pm

Panel: Scope of Practice – How To Research And Determine What Is Allowed In Your State
Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:30-3:15pm

Presenters are available for interviews.

Please contact the ASAPS/SPSSCS communications staff.

* Source: The 500 member Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) is the only national skin care specialty organization aligned with a medical specialty, plastic surgery. The organization educates and provides clinical skills to skin care specialists who provide services to plastic surgical patients in the offices of board certified plastic surgeons. Our membership is comprised of both nurses and aestheticians. www.spsscs.org. Media contact: sue@surgery.org

About ASAPS
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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