DERMASCOPE Magazine has been educating skin care professionals for over 40 years. Established in 1972, DERMASCOPE was the first professional skin care journal published in the United States.
The product that we offer today has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings. The 130 plus-page, full color, glossy magazine that we currently publish, originated as a four page, black and white newsletter. The newsletter was published quarterly until 1982, at which time it became a bi-monthly publication. The name was also changed at this time from The Aestheticians International Association Newsletter to DERMASCOPE Magazine. The name was selected in reference to the tool that aestheticians use to analyze a client’s skin.
Similarly, DERMASCOPE Magazine is an aesthetician’s tool with which to view and analyze the industry.
In 1991, the tag line “The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics” was added – and later modified to “The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics & Spa Therapy” – to encompass and reflect the growth and expansion of the skin care industry.
The leadership of DERMASCOPE changed hands in 1993, as William Strunk assumed the position of owner and publisher. Under Strunk’s leadership and guidance, DERMASCOPE has surpassed its already impressive historical success in terms of readership, quality, and advertising.
The number of issues published each year was increased in 1998 to eight times per year, and then again, only two short years later in 2000, when DERMASCOPE became a monthly publication. This 100 percent increase in issues was due in large part to the aggressive marketing that we have undertaken to increase our readership and the obligation that comes with it to meet those readers’ needs.
More important than all of the facts and figures, having been established during the infancy of the United States’ skin care industry, DERMASCOPE has played a significant role in the industry’s growth. The lives and careers of countless industry leaders, both past and present, are invariably intertwined with our own history, and our past issues continue to line the shelves of aestheticians’ offices worldwide. For that, we are undeniably proud look forward to improving for decades to come.