Terri A. Wojak, president of True U Education published her book, “Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond.” Skin care professionals have an increased value to cosmetic medicine now more than ever. The demand for aestheticians in clinical settings continues to grow. Non-surgical services including chemical peels and microdermabrasion are frequently requested treatments, as are medical treatments and skin care products. “Aesthetics Exposed” emphasizes a working philosophy that skin care should be incorporated into all aesthetic procedures for maintaining and enhancing results. “Aesthetics Exposed” can enable medical professionals and aestheticians alike to build the bridge between skin care and cosmetic medicine. Topics include:
•The Science of Beauty
•Regulations in Cosmetic Medicine
•Common Skin Conditions
•Cosmetic Laser and IPL Treatments
•Microneedling and Injectables
•Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels
•Microcurrent and LED
•Radio Frequency and Ultrasound
•Product Formulations and Ingredients
•Business Building Techniques


   

BioPhotas, a market leader in therapeutic LED light therapy devices, announced earlier this year a major product line extension to the company’s Celluma series of light therapy devices. In addition, the company is now offering a two year manufacturer’s warranty on all new product sales.
Commenting on these developments, BioPhotas’ President and CEO Patrick Johnson said, “We understand that our customers are sometimes very focused in their practices, wanting products that are specifically tailored to a particular clinical specialty or condition. This product line expansion is intended to address this desire for condition-specific device applications.”
For 2019, four new versions of the Celluma are being added to the company’s product offering. This includes devices intended for professionals and consumers who are only interested in aesthetic treatment, professionals and consumers who are interested in pain management, and, finally, anyone who wants to manage acne breakouts, whether they be teenagers or adults suffering from the condition. Johnson continued, “Based on our commitment to continually improve the design and manufacture of the Celluma series of products, we are adding an additional year to our standard manufacturer’s warranty.”
The company also announced the opening of sales offices in London, England and the launch of a new website.


   

Health and wellness company and radio syndicator, The Marquie Group, Inc., announced the launch of its new website whimcbd.com for customers to sign up to receive notification and perks for its upcoming product launch.
“We take from nature, nutrition, and science to deliver all the benefits you need to nourish your mind, body, and soul,” says company president and beauty expert Jacquie Carter Angell. “Our philosophy is not just to focus on the surface. We nourish and protect the skin from the inside-out.”
According to company CEO, Marc Angell, “We’ll be launching a nationwide ad campaign on our Music of Your Life radio network to promote the products as they become available.” Angell added, “Jacquie’s Whim product line fits perfectly with our listeners. Be sure to sign up at whimcbd.com to receive updates on availability.”
The ever-evolving Whim CBD website highlights two informational sections: Ask Jacquie, a feature also heard regularly on Music of Your Life, and Beauty Buzz, a health, beauty, and wellness blog. New features to come include an ambassador program, a YouTube channel, and more, all created to help educate the consumer on safe and efficacious ingredients.


   

Candela Corporation, a leading global medical aesthetic device company, announced the publication
of the largest study of infants and babies treated with a laser for birthmarks, port wine stains, and other vascular related skin conditions on the face and body. Roy Geronemus, M.D., a world authority on the treatment of laser-based vascular anomalies at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, treated a total of 197 infants and babies with the Vbeam laser in an office setting without
the need for anesthesia or surgery. The results of these Vbeam treatments include 26% of the patients experiencing complete clearing and 41% having greater than 75% improvement, with no cases of scarring or pigmentary change.
Candela recently introduced the Vbeam Prima laser system to the market, representing the latest innovation in 30 years of clinical leadership for the Vbeam franchise.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:56

FDA Proposes New Sunscreen Regulations

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. The proposal addresses sunscreen active ingredient safety, dosage forms, sun protection factor (SPF), and broad-spectrum requirements. It also proposes updates to how products are labeled to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information.
The Skin Cancer Foundation applauded the FDA for working to elevate standards for effective sun protection. As science and technology have advanced over the past several years to dramatically improve the efficacy of sunscreens, continued evaluation of the regulations associated with them is necessary.

New Visitor Record Set at BEAUTY Düsseldorf 2019With 58,000 trade visitors from 76 countries, BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF 2019 recently closed as the best-attended event in its history and confirmed its status as the leading trade fair for the cosmetics sector. Michael Degen, executive director of Messe Düsseldorf, stated, “With very satisfied exhibitors and around 58,000 visitors, the leading industry meeting for cosmetics, nail, foot, wellness, and spa exceeded our expectations. BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF is the central international forum for service cosmetics, where visitors can get a comprehensive overview of the complete range of new products, care concepts, scientific findings, and trend themes.” 
Over three days, 1,500 exhibitors and brands were presented in five halls at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center in Germany. The products and demonstrations at the stands were supported by a high-quality continuous education program with a combination of workshops and scientific lectures.

Few who knew Lina Kennedy at the start of her life would have predicted the trajectory it took. Growing up on the poor side of the tracks, in a struggling household that everyone knew was headed by the town drunk, the young Kennedy had few reasons for hope and no encouragement for ambition. Worse, her home life was haunted by a terrible secret – a violation of her innocence that could never be mentioned or acknowledged. At age seven, when a botched operation took her close to death, she did not want to come back. In a near-death experience that was and remains enigmatic, Kennedy was told that she must return, but that she would never

be alone. That message, unexplained and unexplainable, became the rock she clung to.

After years of life lessons from a parade of unlikely experiences and a cast of colorful characters, Kennedy found her way. Out of nowhere, the right business opportunity – the then unknown practice of body sugaring – appeared.

Her decades of hard work inspired not only a revolution, but ultimately, the title, many admirers give her, the Sugar Queen. Kennedy’s natural storytelling ability makes her autobiography a joyous read – a page turner full of drama and surprises. Even in the darkest episodes, she lightens and brightens her story with humor, warmth, spiritual discovery, and her infectious joie de vivre.

BioPhotas, a market leader in therapeutic LED light therapy devices, announced earlier this year a major product line extension to the company’s Celluma series of light therapy devices. In addition, the company is now offering a two year manufacturer’s warranty on all new product sales.

Commenting on these developments, BioPhotas’ President and CEO Patrick Johnson said, “We understand that our customers are sometimes very focused in their practices, wanting products that are specifically tailored to a particular clinical specialty or condition. This product line expansion is intended to address this desire for condition-specific device applications.”

For 2019, four new versions of the Celluma are being added to the company’s product offering. This includes devices intended for professionals and consumers who are only interested in aesthetic treatment, professionals and consumers who are interested in pain management, and, finally, anyone who wants to manage acne breakouts, whether they be teenagers or adults suffering from the condition. Johnson continued, “Based on our commitment to continually improve the design and manufacture of the Celluma series of products, we are adding an additional year to our standard manufacturer’s warranty.”

The company also announced the opening of sales offices in London, England and the launch of a new website.

In a groundbreaking, first of its kind event, MyFaceMyBody will host the inaugural Global Virtual Aesthetics Summit (GVAS) on November 10 and 11 2019. GVAS is an innovative and pioneering two-day event incorporating both clinical and business programs presented by some of the world’s most leading industry speakers in a virtual space.


MyFaceMyBody is known for innovating in the education, training, and awards recognition arenas. GVAS offers aesthetic professionals from all over the world a tailored experience to education in the comfort of their own home or work space. Attendees for the first time will receive a personalized itinerary of educational workshops that are suited to their own experience level, qualification, and interests. This enables attendees to save time and money in attending a conference and, at the same time, have a focused learning experience. Not only this, owners of aesthetic businesses can afford to invite their entire team to experience, learn, and develop their skills from as little as $60.


The conference program has been designed to cover content from the fundamentals right up to advanced techniques and groundbreaking innovations. Professionals can achieve credits and be rewarded when attending workshops over the two days. 


This continuous, 48-hour global aesthetics event will feature some of the world’s most prominent industry experts. The event will host over 100 leading speakers across a multi-specialty program with a business program showcasing successful practice owners from around the world.  


There are two programs including unique, live demonstrations and cutting-edge innovations by industry leaders. The Clinical Program Schedule will include topics such as skin enhancement techniques, new and emerging technology, tattoo and pigment, face lifting, minimally-invasive rejuvenation, fat transfer and stem cells, and much more. The Business Program Schedule will feature topics such as tracking and metrics, leadership in the workplace, social media, legal issues, dealing with difficult patients, and how to sell a practice.


Just like a traditional conference, speakers will engage with their audiences on a variety of subjects and case studies. Pre-recorded sessions and demonstrations will provide speakers with the rare opportunity to give live feedback to audiences globally, all from the comfort of their home, office, or local studio.


When entering the virtual lobby of GVAS, attendees will be given the opportunity to engage with local suppliers in their own country in specific regional exhibition halls. Attendees will gain insight into some of the latest technologies and industry advancements from around the world. Attendees will achieve virtual points the more they engage with brands in exciting gamification throughout the two days with numerous prizes up for grabs.


Companies are utilizing the cost benefits of GVAS to offer attendees show offers they would not normally receive anywhere else. “I believe GVAS makes everyone a winner when it comes to saving time and money. GVAS enables professionals to network from all over the world and gain new insights into how they can differentiate their offerings in their own local market,” says founder Stephen Handisides. Designated exhibition halls will represent the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and the Middle East.

CIDESCO, the world standard for beauty and spa therapy, calls on its global membership to help protect the environment and health of the planet by advising their schools, students, and makeup artists to only use glitter made from non-plastic alternatives during their makeup courses and general makeup artistry. With many students doing makeup skill training using the CIDESCO syllabus and examination, this is an important move to ensure change happens in the industry.

Standard glitter that is used for dramatic and costume makeup designs is made from etched aluminum that is bonded to a form of micro-plastic called polyethylene terephthalate. Micro-plastics such as these, when thrown away, are an ecological hazard, particularly in the oceans, causing harm to marine life and often ending up in the stomachs of fish and birds. It is not only marine life that is of concern, as studies have shown that fish consumption of micro-plastics results in toxins further up the food chain.

With the ban of microbeads taking shape, CIDESCO believes it is now time for authorities and brands in the beauty industry to take note of plastic-bonded glitters and act quickly to ban its use. Commenting on the issue, CIDESCO’s President, Anna-Cari Gund says, “As a worldwide organization with a large number of members and students, we know that we can make a difference to our environment. It is in our best interests to reduce plastic pollution as much as we can. Our appeal extends beyond our organization as we ask people to reconsider and reeducate themselves on the products that they are using.”

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