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In-Store Specials Receive up to $100 off Dysport this month!

Now is the time to try a wrinkle relaxer like Botox! Dysport, the Botox competitor, has special rebates of up to $100. You will receive a $50 rebate if you haven’t received Dysport within three months. If you make the switch from Botox to Dysport and have received Botox within the last year, you will receive another $50 rebate. Offer valid until September 30, 2011.

Save $100 if you qualify for BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel treatments!

Both treatments must be administered during the same office visit between now and November 30, 2011. Limitations apply.

Now is the time to take advantage of these great deals! Speak to one of our coordinators at 402-334-7546 or email us at Cosmetics@LovelySkin.com.

News Articles
The LovelySkin Team is Headed to the Emmys!

The LovelySkin team and Dr. Schlessinger are pleased to be partners for this year's Emmy Awards! We’ll be updating you live from the Kari Feinstein Primetime Emmy Gifting Suite, telling you about celeb sightings, photos, and event news. We’re giving the stars a luxurious gift box filled with our favorite products, and from September 14-18 you’ll have the chance to win one, too – just follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the details.

The Lovely Skin Team is Headed to the Emmys!
Gluten-Free Products Gluten–Free and Other Products Are Now Easier to Find at LovelySkin.com!

In addition to having easy access to products that are paraben–free, PABA–free, oil–free and fragrance–free, now you can also find gluten–free products quickly and easily at www.LovelySkin.com/glutenfree!

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other related grains. Some people experience serious health problems when they digest gluten, either because of intolerance or celiac disease, a genetic immune disorder that causes symptoms ranging from weight loss to rashes.

Recently, attention to gluten intolerance and the popularity of gluten–free diets have caused consumers a great deal of concern and have increased demands for gluten–free versions of food, beauty and skincare products. Doctors suggest that anyone with celiac disease avoid from products containing gluten, but beauty and skincare products are often cited as safe so long as they aren’t applied to the lips or mouth area, where they could potentially be ingested by someone with extreme gluten sensitivity. However, many individuals choose to err on the side of caution and avoid all gluten–based products.

The entire EltaMD line is gluten-free and many others are close to gluten-free as well! Check out all of our gluten-free products here: www.LovelySkin.com/glutenfree.

Up–to–the–Minute Medical News!

Rare bacterium found in tattoo salons:

Dr. Schlessinger has stated his concerns about tattoo parlors and cleanliness on several occasions in this newsletter, but a new report of skin infections from tattoos is now supporting these fears. A rare skin infection due to the bacteria Mycobacterium haemophilum, which is in the same family as bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy, has surfaced in two healthy individuals who have recently been tattooed, according to new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC wants to increase awareness of this skin infection, which is caused by a hard-to-treat bacterium, so doctors can be on the lookout for symptoms.

Caffeine may aid in the prevention of skin cancer:

Caffeine may be the newest ingredient in the fight for skin cancer prevention. According to a recent Rutgers University study, skin care products containing caffeine may help to prevent UV damage from developing into skin cancer. Based on recent experiments with mice, scientists believe caffeine serves as a sunscreen, absorbing UV rays and reducing the risk of damaged, cancerous cells.

We sell numerous products containing this beneficial ingredient, from Clark’s Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream to RevaleSkin, a line containing CoffeeBerry. In addition to RevaleSkin’s very high level of antioxidants and caffeine, this study indicates even more benefits of this line of products. You can also find our full list of caffeine-containing products at www.LovelySkin.com/caffeine.

Up-to-the-Minute Medical News
Hand Sanitizers vs. Soap and Water

Hand Sanitizers Can’t Stand Up to Soap and Water!

Hand sanitizers are not a substitute for old-fashioned soap and hot water, according to an article in the Montreal Gazette.

"I have always felt this way," Dr. Schlessinger said. "While it is convenient to use these and better than nothing, it clearly isn't the same thing as washing your hands with soap."

The article referenced a US study that demonstrated long-term care facilities were more likely to see an outbreak of norovirus, which causes a severe gastrointestinal illness, if their staff used hand sanitizers over traditional hand-washing.

Fight unwanted germs and bacteria with a solid bar of hand soap, like Dermalogica’s Clean Bar. If you’re on the go and hand sanitizers are all you have access to, then we’d recommend Eminence’s Organic Tea Tree and Mint Hand Cleanser.

FDA Revises Warning for Propecia

The FDA has recently revised the warning and precautions information for the class of drugs that includes Propecia (generic name finasteride), which is used to treat hair loss. The class of drugs is currently being investigated for a possible link to high–grade prostate cancer and breast cancer in men. While no conclusive data have been published, if you are currently taking Propecia, we encourage you to perform a self–exam and cease use if any lumps or abnormalities are seen/felt in the breast area.

"While my opinion is that the jury is still out, it does change my approach to using it in women," Dr. Schlessinger said. "While I hadn't encouraged women to use it, some clinicians used it on female patients who benefited from it. I wouldn't recommend it to women at this time, given the issues we are now hearing about. Additionally, when it comes to men, I would weigh the options. We will be having discussions with all our patients over the next few years based on this data, and will carefully watch and inform our patients via this newsletter about any new studies or information regarding this topic."

Find more information on finasteride and possible side effects here.

FDA Revises Warning for Propecia
Track Us Down on Twitter! Track Us Down on Twitter!

We’ve been having so much fun on Facebook giving out free product and engaging in conversation with our friends, we’re happy to bring that same spirit to Twitter! Follow us @lovelyskin for exclusive giveaways, quick tips, and Twitter parties! (We’ll be having one when we hit 1,000 followers!)

Please Vote for LovelySkin and Dr. Schlessinger in the Best of Omaha and Reader's Choice Awards!

Last year, we were honored to earn awards for three categories in the 'Best of Omaha' and Reader's Choice awards. Dr. Schlessinger was voted Best Dermatologist and Best Cosmetic Surgeon, while our day spa, LovelySkin Spa (formerly Aesthetica) was voted Best in Omaha. We would really appreciate it if you would vote for Dr. Schlessinger in these two categories (Best Dermatologist and Best Cosmetic Surgeon) in the Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha. Additionally, please vote for LovelySkin Spa (Best Day Spa) as well. The voting is closing for 2011 and we'd love it if you could help us achieve the top award once again! – J.B.

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Dr. S In the News Dr. S in the Press!

Fox Business
Summer may be coming to a close, but sunscreen is a staple for all seasons. Dr. Schlessinger shares tips on how to find the best product for you in this easy–to–understand buyer’s guide.

Oxygen
Dr. S is featured in this convenient checklist, which helps you know when to schedule all the necessary appointments to keep on top of your health. We suggest printing it off and putting it in your planner!

You Beauty
Find out if your favorite foods can cause breakouts in this YouBeauty article, which includes expert commentary from Dr. S.



The Just In at LovelySkin…

The Art of Shaving offers men a simple four-step routine for the perfect shave. Their selection of high-quality skin care and handcrafted tools makes them a go-to source for a man’s grooming needs.

Atopalm’s line of paraben-free products is specially developed for dry, sensitive, and sun-damaged skin. Their patented formulas work to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier, providing it with the hydration it needs to remain soft and smooth.


The Lovely Skin Team is Headed to the Emmys!
Xeomin Wrinkle Treatment Employee Spotlight: Shamina!

Congratulations to Shamina, one of our retail sales employees! When she’s not in the store assisting customers with finding their perfect cosmeceuticals, she’s hard at work creating her clothing line, Pastel GROOVE House. Her 80s-inspired collection was recently shown during Omaha Fashion Week and featured in the Omaha World-Herald.

Clinical Research Studies
Dr. Schlessinger is now recruiting for studies on a new eye cream and new drugs for psoriasis, acne, toenail fungus, tinea and eczema, and for an upcoming study of sweating on the palms and underarms. The studies all fill up very quickly, so if you or your family member suffers from one of these conditions and wishes to be in a clinical trial, contact us today.

Eye Cream Study

We will be recruiting up to 20 patients for a 12 week study on a new eye cream. This study is due to start in August and participants will be evaluated for improvements on sun damage and wrinkles around the eye.

Particpiants must be a female between 40 and 55 years old, must not have used Botox or Dysport within the past 6 months and must be in good health and have wrinkles around the eyes.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Excessive Sweating – Underarm and Hands

Dr. Schlessinger is currently screening patients for a study on excessive sweating with a concentration on the underarms and hands.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Psoriasis

We are currently screening patients for a few Psoriasis studies testing topical, oral and injectable medications to treat mild, moderate and severe psoriasis.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Acne Study

Screening is also underway for study testing an oral medication. If you or someone you know has acne, please contact us.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) Studies

Skin Specialists is actively screening patients for a toenail fungus study testing a topical medication.

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Eczema Studies (atopic dermatitis)

We are presently conducting studies of various medications for the treatment of eczema (atopic dermatitis).

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

Athlete's Foot Studies

Screening is underway for a study involving a topical treatment for athlete's foot (Tinea Pedis).

If you are interested in this study, please contact us at 402-697-6599 or email Study@LovelySkin.com. Pre-register for this study at www.LovelySkin.com/Study.

All of our studies fill up very quickly, so if you or your family member suffers from one of these conditions and wishes to be in a clinical trial, contact us today.

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