One of the most popular treatment areas for dermal fillers is the lips. Why is this? Perhaps it is images from social media influencers, celebrities, and photo filters. Has this changed the societal images of what beauty really is? Or maybe it is because injectables are becoming more popular and mainstream. They are not something that everyone is keeping as a secret. It is normal…
For the longest time, the go-to procedure for people who wanted to improve the appearance of their sagging cheeks, neck, and jowls was the facelift – an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure. Today, however, the same results can be achieved without having to go under the knife, thanks to a procedure called PDO thread lifting. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} THE PROCEDURE Essentially a non-surgical facelift, the PDO thread…

How to Become a Medical Aesthetician

Written by Terri A. Wojak, L.E.
The term medical aesthetician is not recognized by regulating boards, since there is no separate or advanced licensure to become a medical aesthetician. When discussing, medical aesthetician simply refers to an aesthetician working in a medical setting. There are several roles an aesthetician can have in a medical setting, depending on the practice needs and individual state regulations. Performing facial treatments and recommending skin care…

Medical Aesthetics: The Rise of Injectables

Written by Erin Lucie, D.N.P., FNP-C
Injectables are a fast-growing sector of the aesthetics industry. Whether interested in adding these services to the spa or simply seeking a better understanding in order to aid clients who are considering services and are seeking advice, here are some essential facts about injectables to help professionals with the basics. The most common cosmetic injectables are neurotoxins. Neurotoxins create a paralysis of the muscles under…

Get the Picture: The Benefits of Using Imaging in the Spa

Written by Austin James Michael Podowski
It’s been said an image is worth a thousand words. In the case of the spa, a client’s first consultation and first before pictures can even be worth thousands of dollars in immediate and future revenue. There are some straightforward principles a professional can follow to monitor most present skin conditions and, often, the client’s biggest concerns center on aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. In…
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