A few years back, I received a laser hair removal treatment on my legs. The laser machine was defective, causing waves of excessive energy as it hit my skin. The…
Reflexology is an effective form of therapeutic foot treatment that aims to treat the client from a mind-body-spirit perspective. Reflexology cannot isolate a disease such as cancer and treat it…
Historically, psoriasis was not always understood or treated effectively. Although treatments and attitudes towards the disease have evolved, those living with the disease still endure much difficulty. Today, understanding the…
Rosacea has probably been one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood skin disorders in the history of the human race. The symptoms of rosacea are so variable that many people…
There is no magic cure or quick fix for cellulite. Clients would like to get rid of the lumpy, bumpy appearance of cellulite with minimal time and effort, however, smoothing…
It is said that the eyes provide a window to the soul, but for those who suffer from aesthetic conditions in this area, the view their eyes offer may be…
It is estimated that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.1 Even though the rate of many other common cancers is falling, the incidence of melanoma continues to increase…
As one of the most common skin conditions, hyperpigmentation affects millions of people and has a variety of causes and symptoms. While many hyperpigmentation disorders are harmless, some can be…
The skin periodically encounters a variety of incursions and, within its extraordinary capacity for surveillance, is able to initiate its defense systems at a moment’s notice to fight infection and…
Rosacea has long been a frustrating condition for both skin care professionals and those who suffer from the condition. While its cause is not fully understood, it is widely accepted…
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin disorder that primarily affects the face. It is characterized by persistent symmetrical flushing and redness to the central face, including the forehead, nose, cheeks,…
When treating skin conditions, it is essential for the skin care professional to have a thorough understanding of ethnicity and predisposed factors when assessing the client during the initial consultation,…
Many clients may walk through an aesthetician’s door with common facial manifestations, often agonizing over what once was clear skin that has now erupted into inexplicable redness, dryness, skin thickening,…
As aestheticians, we must understand that we do not treat skin conditions. Skin conditions are treated by those with an M.D. after their name. As skin care professionals, it is…
European women have been benefiting from cellulite treatments for years. They pay particular attention to the deposits on the upper thigh area which they call culottes de cheval. Translated literally…
With the healthy growth of aesthetic services, all sorts of clients walk into the spa. Clients with medical conditions, who previously did not consider spa treatments now make spa visits…
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