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The dangers Ultraviolet rays (UV rays) impose on skin are well known. They are the primary external cause of skin aging. Not only does UV radiation found in sunlight reduce the youthful appearance of the skin, but it is also an environmental human carcinogen. Society is more aware of the damage caused by UV rays, yet the occurrence of skin cancer is on the rise.…
The summer months are when clients typically have the most down time, making it an ideal time for corrective, rejuvenating treatments. Summer is also peak time for many spas and salons, depending upon the locale. However, administering peels and other corrective treatments during the summer months will cause a client's skin to be even more vulnerable to sun damage. So how can skin care professionals…

Setting the Record Straight About Sun Protection

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Sun protection, while once relatively straightforward, has become an increasingly challenging topic in recent years. Today's consumers are confronted with an often-puzzling array of product formulations, well-publicized concerns about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiencies, and conflicting information about the safety of technologies and ingredients employed in sunscreens. You could say that protecting our skin has become a bit akin to navigating a battlefield –…
A LITTLE HISTORY Laser hair removal procedures in 2010 totaled to 936, 121, which reflected a -26.9% decrease from 2009 – most likely as a result of a flexing economy.1 It is a procedure, however, that continues to be popular. Lasers (including the CO2 laser) were introduced in dermatology and surgery as early as the 1960s.2 The CO2 laser became more popular during the 1990s…
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 16:39

Laser Laws: The Lowdown on Hair Removal

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Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990s, the laser hair removal industry has gone through a metamorphosis. The technology has changed, the accessibility has changed, and in many states, the regulations have changed. While it can be tough to keep up with all of the regulatory changes, emerging laws, statutes and regulations are helping to strengthen our business and improve the overall client…