APR 2014

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NEWS & EVENTS 70 APRIL 2014 | Med Esthetics molecules in the immune system known to create itching and infl ammation. "The dermatology community has known that this staph germ was present in eczema," said Dr. Allen. "But what we've been able to do in our research is to determine what the staph is doing to cause 'the itch that rashes.'" The researchers studied routine swabs from lesional and non-lesional skin of 40 patients with AD. All AD-affected samples contained multi-drug resistant staphylococci, which were all positive for biofi lm. "We know that eczema is worse when it involves sweating," explained Dr. Allen. "So the staphylococci are exposed to the salt water from the sweat ducts and produce the duct- occluding biofi lm." The blockage of the sweat ducts by the biofi lm then activates the immune system's fi rst responders, which causes the itchy, red rash characteristic of AD. Eczema has both a genetic component and an environmental component. "This is the environmental hit," says Dr. Allen. "But patients can improve their genetic defects and prevent this disease by treating the skin kindly—using less soap, less hot water, less bathing and scrubbing and more moisturizing." When necessary, anti- bacterial compounds, such as bleach baths can also be an effective therapeutic approach. CONTINUING EDUCATION Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals is offering two new regional continuing education courses for skincare professionals: April 21 Master the Art of Chemoexfoliation, Golden, CO Progressive and mid-depth peels for aging skin, including TCAs, salicylic and fl ower acids. May 18 Summer Treatments with Acids and Enzymes, Southern California For more information, contact 866.313.7546, EVENTS 2014 April 2-6 Laser 2014: 34 th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ. Contact: 877.258.6028, April 3-5 12 th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC), Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo. Contact:, April 3-5 International Fat Grafting Forum, JW Marriott, New Orleans, New Orleans. Contact: 504.779.5538, April 5-8 93 rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Eden Roc, Miami Beach, FL. Contact: 978.927.8330, April 24 The Rhinoplasty Society 19 th Annual Meeting, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco. Contact: 904.785.1377, April 24-26 20 th Annual Meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skincare Specialists, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Contact: 562-799-0466, April 24-29 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Moscone Center, San Francisco. Contact: 800.364.2147, May 15-17 World Anti-Aging Congress & Exposition, Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, FL. Contact: 888.997.0112, May 27-31 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), New York Marriott Marquis, New York City. Contact: 703.299.9291, May 29-31 24 th Annual European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Meeting, Lacco Ameno, Isle of Ischia, Italy. Contact: June 10-12 HBA Global Expo, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. Contact: 203.846.0083, June18-22 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014: Multi- Specialty Aesthetic Symposium, The Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas. Contact: 877.673.3273, June 20-22 Dueling Perspectives in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC. Contact: 847.228.9900, June 21-23 International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC), Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Contact: 800.496.9861, August 6-10 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Chicago Riverside Center, Chicago. Contact: 866.503.7546, August 23-25 Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo Northern California, McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA. Contact: 630.653.2155, September 12-14 La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA. Contact: 866.337.3376, M e d E s t h e t i c s PUBLISHER/CEO Deborah Carver • VICE PRESIDENT/CFO Mindy Rosiejka • EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Stephanie Yaggy • EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Inga Hansen • SENIOR EDITOR Stacy Gueraseva • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR • Linda W. Lewis ART CREATIVE DIRECTOR • Dawn Cobalt ART DIRECTOR • Melody Ostil PHOTO EDITOR • Armando Sanchez PREPRESS MANAGER • Cam Campanaro DESKTOP SPECIALIST • Sophia Freeman ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Lisa Fisco • lfi ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Diane Jones • Nazli Santana • WEB/MARKETING MARKETING COORDINATOR • Andrew B. Smith WEB ART/UX DIRECTOR • Ryan Boydstun ASSOCIATE WEB EDITOR • Chrisi Talyn Saje CIRCULATION/PRODUCTION CIRCULATION DIRECTOR • Barbara Shepherd PRODUCTION DIRECTOR • Garnet Blair PRODUCTION MANAGER • Madlen Martinez PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Claudia Marquez, Flora Robinson ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING MANAGER • Lourdes R. Nuno ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE MANAGER Viktoriya Milshteyn ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT • Suzie Chavez SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER • Denise Maiman ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT • Dario Dicochea Questions about your subscription? Contact MedEsthetics, Attn: Subscriptions, PO Box 1072, Skokie, IL. 60076-9712; 800.624.4196; Publication Offi ces: MedEsthetics, 7628 Densmore Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406-2042. For other questions call 818.782.7328 or fax 818.782.7450. The views and opinions printed herein are not to be taken as offi cial expressions of the publishers, unless so stated. The publishers do not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the factual accuracy of the articles herein, nor do they so warrant any views or opinions offered by the authors of said articles. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including photocopying, or utilized by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from MedEsthetics. Copyright 2014 by Creative Age. All rights reserved. Aesthetics Surgical N e w E v e n t s M E D 4 1 4 . i n d d 7 0 New Events MED414.indd 70 3 / 1 3 / 1 4 9 : 2 7 A M 3/13/14 9:27 AM

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