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 News Release - April 17, 2006

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Peri-Menopausal Woman Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists

ORLANDO, Fla., April 17 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Leading experts in the burgeoning field of age management medicine will be discussing complementary and alternative options to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and skin rejuvenation for the peri-menopausal woman at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists in Orlando, FL. The meeting offers educational seminars and sessions to 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.

The panel, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, will include presentations by: Jennifer Krup, MD, of, RejuvinAge, Inc Virginia Beach, VA, who will discuss Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), David Rahm, MD, President of VitaMedica Corporation in Manhattan Beach, CA will present natural approaches to the management of peri-menopause and Nia Terezakis, MD., a New Orleans-based dermatologist in private practice holding clinical faculty appointments at Tulane and Louisiana State University who will talk on skin rejuvenation post menopause.

Other meeting highlights include:

Getting the Glow Back Post Chemotherapy by Lindy Snider Founder and CEO of Lindi Skin, a manufacturer of skincare products for cancer patients. "These products are simply great for any skin, but are specifically designed to treat those with special needs," said Snider. "Through my friends' battles, I realized that people with cancer are still people first. It has been proven that when you look good you feel good, and that little bit of positive reinforcement can be empowering."

Oxidative Stress, Aging and Free Radical Biology, by Charlene DeHaven, MD, FACEP, a board-certified physician in internal medicine and emergency medicine, and the medical director for IS Clinical, a skincare products company in Glendale, CA. Oxidative stress is the harmful condition that occurs when there is an excess of free radicals, a decrease in antioxidant levels, or both.

Transformation - The Art of Camouflage Make-Up Technique Demonstration, by Nancy Ogden West, Skin Enhancement Center, Mayfield Heights, OH. In the last few years we have seen many new formulations of camouflage enter the market. These products are derived from new ingredients that the FDA has approved, including the latest formulations and the high-tech technology available to manufacture today. Product selection requires consideration of various aspects: discoloration, texture of the area, size, and the patient's ability to duplicate what you have taught them. Various types of camouflage formulas for professionals will be demonstrated along with an analysis of the factors that effect product selection.

"Skin care professionals have always known that taking care of your whole body is very beneficial for the maintenance of an overall skin-care regimen," says SPSSCS President Donna Chang. "Skin care has come a long way in the past 12 years, at this meeting we always try to learn new ways to promote overall health and beauty -- bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and skin care after chemotherapy are just two of the topics on the meeting schedule that will help us to promote over-all wellness for our clients."
    WHAT:   Skin Care 2006 -- Beauty, Health and Wellness
            Annual Meeting: Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
            (Note: SPSSCS meeting immediately precedes the Annual Meeting of
            the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS),
            Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, April 21- April 24)

    WHERE:  Disney's Coronado Spring's Resort - Orlando, FL

    WHEN:   April 17-20, 2006

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.
    Menopause Panel
    Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 1:30-3:30pm

    Getting the Glow Back Post-Chemotherapy
    Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 11:30am-12:00pm

    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. Media contact:

Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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