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…
For months, DERMASCOPE’s editorial team has been creating, developing, and strategizing for our first major announcement of 2019, and excited is an understatement. This year, in addition to the wonderful…
If I had to pick one word to describe this time of year it would be “change.” From trees empty of leaves, to falling snow, to “ringing out the old”…
Every time I attend an industry tradeshow, I inevitably learn about something new – from ingredients and products to updated treatment techniques and marketing strategies. With so many tradeshows in…
October is a busy month for my family. With multiple birthday parties, trips to the pumpkin patch, and preparations for the upcoming holiday season, my calendar is packed. Aside from…
September is my favorite month of the year. It’s my wedding anniversary month, the time the State Fair of Texas returns for the year, and when everyone seems to start…
From a distinguished designer debuting a new line at Fashion Week to an Olympic figure skater landing the perfect double axel – it is easy to spot excellence when it…
Earlier this week I read a story called the Daffodil Principle. In the story, a daughter persistently invites her mother to see some daffodils near her home. When the mother…
This issue was one of my favorites to plan for 2018. It was fun to have our contributors tackle a multitude of reader-requested topics. Sebaceous hyperplasia – the unsightly nodules…

May Editor's Note: Acne Intervention

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
DERMASCOPE Magazine has been publishing educational articles on acne every year since it began 43 years ago. Acne is, undoubtedly, a top skin care concern for consumers, especially youth. In…

Critical Connections in the Community

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The sense of community formed by being part of a group of like-minded individuals is impactful. Communities inspire unity, support, comfort, and advisement – a space rich in resources that…
Through the launch of our new website, DERMASCOPE brings you even greater access to the top resources available in the industry. Our team has spent countless hours crafting a website…
I’m sure by now it is apparent that we have updated quite a few department designs in the magazine for 2018. While many of the pages feature new content elements,…
DERMASCOPE is introducing many new features in 2018 – a new website, new departments, new designs, new article themes… But I must admit that there is one fresh feature for…

New Year, New You

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller Associate Publisher
The month of December makes me both nostalgic and optimistic. Both, I think, are common and reasonable feelings to experience during this time of year. Time with family, big parties,…

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Marketing!

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller Associate Publisher
Wait, it’s already the end of the year? I always look forward to the colder weather and the holiday season, but it continually seems to sneak up on me. Every…

Building Your Business

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Marketing your business is one of the most common business topics I read about in trade magazines. It is such a vital topic that every year we focus an issue…

The Many Faces of Beauty

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perception is reality. Happy girls are the prettiest girls. All of these sayings bring about alternate perspectives than the one typically observed…

The Sensitive Skin Misconception

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Last summer, while planning the editorial calendar for 2017, I penned 'sensitive skin' as a topic I believed should be highlighted as a main theme for an issue. Days later,…

Gearing Up for 2018

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
For most people, the word summer brings about enjoyable thoughts, treasured memories, and anticipated vacations. For the staff at DERMASCOPE – and more specifically, the editorial team – the word…

A Must-Have Mentor

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
In our industry, it is of great importance to a skin care professional's successful journey to have a mentor to guide them. Mentors provide invaluable information, expertise, and understanding. They…
Be everywhere. This piece of advice is often given to budding businesses who are trying to make an impression. The method is considered a positive way to build visibility online,…

To Be or Not to Be Everywhere

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Be everywhere. This piece of advice is often given to budding businesses who are trying to make an impression. The method is considered a positive way to build visibility online,…
I love this month's editorial lineup. Sun care and aromatherapy are two topics that I enjoy learning about each year.

Waxing, Sugaring, Laser, Oh My!

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
My husband loves when I get the wax pot out at home. It is inevitable that while I am sitting on the counter waxing my legs, he will pop in…

New Year, New Dermascope

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
The January magazine is always my favorite issue to publish each year. Not because of the editorial themes or wintery cover art; or because it is the start of a…

Money Making Makeup Artists

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
  The world of makeup seems larger than any other niche in the beauty industry. With so many makeup companies, products, Instagram feeds, blogs, video tutorials, and “experts” floating around…

Diving Into the Holiday Season

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
From candy corn to candy canes, the holiday season is often the busiest time of the year for small businesses. It seems that after Halloween hits in October, it is…

The ACAs Are Back!

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The Aestheticians' Choice Awards are back for the third year in a row! Just like last year, our readers have been involved in every step of the process. Thank you…

Customer Appreciation

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The other day I went in for my regularly scheduled hair appointment; I did not request additional services or buy anything new. When I was finished and went to pay,…

Academy of Legends

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
As you may have noticed, our cover art has had a different feel from the normal style of artwork that typically graces the covers of DERMASCOPE. This change is because,…
Tradeshows have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. For the past 20 years, I have attended at least four a year – traveling…
My first thought of summer takes me back to childhood memories. Every year, my older brother would throw a pool party at our house to celebrate the end of the…
Owning a martial arts school in a small town has been part of my life for almost 10 years. When the business started off with just a handful of students,…
I have a stepson who just turned 14, is a freshman, and enrolled in a new school. Last year I counseled him to begin washing his face, pay more attention…
Most aestheticians chose their profession because they like working with people and are, by nature, nurturers. In fact, helping others through customer service is the most common reason this career…
On one hand, I embrace New Year’s resolutions as a great opportunity to implement a goal for the upcoming year. But from a more historical perspective, it can often seem…
Our offices at DERMASCOPE are full of that New Year’s buzz of activity. We are working diligently on the monthly issues of the magazine, the compilation of the 2016 Products…
It is hard for me to believe that 2015 is almost over. Months of preparation for 2016, such as gearing up with new ideas for the magazine, has made the…
All year, a small button has been prominently displayed on our cover to commemorate DERMASCOPE’s 40th anniversary. This month, we are taking a majority of the magazine to throw ourselves…
Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit faster than hearing Christmas music while I am at the store or seeing twinkle lights on neighborhood rooftops. I have enjoyed the holidays…
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