Featured in February

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller Publisher and Managing Editor

This month, DERMASCOPE is tackling some of the most talked about topics in aesthetics – including what’s truly going on with hormonal acne, if “medical aesthetics” is really even a thing, and how much is too much when it comes to exfoliation. Plus, Aesthetics International Association has inducted its first Legend into the Academy for 2019!
First, we asked a few acne experts to chime in on the most common skin problem in the United States. While most commonly affecting teenagers, acne can be present in any skin type, age, and gender. In this issue, articles discuss acne during every hormonal stage – puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah dives into hormonal acne and how to identify it, Ashley Stowers details safe ingredients to use on pregnant clients with acne, and Larry Lockhart specifies the best regimen and products for hormonal acne clients.
Next, we have three articles on our second topic, regulations for medical aesthetics. Cynthia Malcom gives a great outline for regulations with newer procedures like dermaplaning, injectables, and microneedling. Erin Lucie discusses neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Lastly, Terri A. Wojak explains how to become educated and hired for a position within a medical spa.
Online, you’ll find mechanical and physical exfoliation is our focus for the month on DERMASCOPE.com. Visit our homepage to find links to articles that outline benefits of facial scrubs, homecare dangers, and a breakdown of physical exfoliation and how to explain it to clients.
Finally, be sure to check out the feature about the newest member of AIA’s Academy of Legends: Michel Dumas. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Michel on numerous occasions and was even a model once for a makeup class he taught – you can imagine I didn’t want to wash my face that night before bed! One of the world’s most known French makeup artists, Michel is an artistic consultant for makeup brands in France and abroad, believing that makeup is the art of making people feel beautiful and minimizing their flaws. His induction into the Academy shows a small glimpse of his professional history and stunning work.
Our editorial team has enjoyed putting this issue together for you to read – please enjoy and keep an eye out for next month, where we’ll discuss trending ingredients and massage therapies!

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