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As clients age, it is no secret that they become more susceptible to wrinkles. Some wrinkles become deep crevices that can be noticeable around the eyes, mouth, and neck. There are two main types of wrinkles: surface…

Acne Scarring

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Acne scarring is the result of inflamed lesions and blemishes. When body tissues get damaged, white blood cells and other infection-fighting molecules go to the site of injury and try to fight it. However, when they fight…

Stretch Marks

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Problem: Stretch Marks Striae distensae, or stretch marks, are marks that appear as parallel lines on the skin. The color of these lines ranges from purple to light pink to light gray. They form due to over-stretching…
Problem: Dry Lips Dry lips, also known as chapped or cracked lips, are a very common disorder that occurs occasionally for most people. The skin on our lips is more vulnerable to the elements than the rest…
Problem: Spider Veins Telangiectasias, or spider veins, are tiny, web-like veins that form typically on areas of the body, such as the legs or face. Similar to varicose veins, spider veins appear as red, blue or purple…

Hirsutism

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Problem: Hirsutism Hirsutism is a condition in which women have excessive and unwanted male-pattern hair growth. It is a common disorder that affects approximately eight percent of women.1 Women who suffer from hirsutism may experience extreme hair growth…

Rosacea

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Problem: Rosacea Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that primarily effects facial skin. Those afflicted with rosacea are often plagued by persistent symmetrical flushing and redness on their cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The redness may be…

Age Spots

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Problem: Age Spots Age spots, also known as liver spots, senile lentigines, solar lentigines, or sun spots, are flat gray, brown or black spots on the skin. Despite their name, these spots do not come from age. This…
Problem: Chronic Dry Hands There are many factors that contribute to chronic dry hands. Dryness can occur due to environmental climates such as location, seasonality, humidity levels, and so on. For example, during the winter season, the…

Elastosis

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Problem: Elastosis Skin elasticity is what determines the skin’s ability to stretch and then return to its normal state. A loss of elasticity (tone and firmness) in the skin, known as elastosis, is a natural part of…
Problem: Men with Melasma Melasma is a skin condition where patches of the skin darken and appear brown. The condition is not an infection of any kind and is not cancerous. Melasma is not considered transmissible or contagious…
Problem: Dark Under-Eye Circles Idiopathic cutaneous hyperchromia of the orbital region (ICHOR), periorbital hyperpigmentation (POH), periorbital melanosis, orbital hyperchromia and infraorbital pigmentation are all terms used in the medical field to describe the darkening of the skin…

Cellulite

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Problem: Cellulite Adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, gynoid lipodystrophy, and status protrusus cutis are all terms used in the medical field to describe the breach of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that appears on the surface of the…

Acne

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Problem: Acne According to Stedman’s® Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing, acne is an inflammatory disease of sebaceous follicles marked by papules and pustules. Acne typically begins during puberty; it can affect the chest, back…
Problem: Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris, also known as follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris or chicken skin, is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps on the arms, thighs, cheeks and/or buttocks. Keratosis pilaris…
Problem: Hyperpigmentation A person’s natural complexion is determined by the melanin present in their body and is referred to as pigmentation. When there is a change in the appearance of the skin, whether from an increase or a…

Oily skin

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Problem: Oily skin Genetics, hormones, stress, environmental factors, overuse or incorrect use of skin care products, medications, and skin irritation can all cause the overproduction of sebum resulting in oily skin. Characterized by an overabundance of sebum…
Problem: Lackluster skin Many diverse factors experienced throughout a client’s life can result in lackluster, dull skin. The word lackluster can be defined as lacking in brilliance, radiance, sheen, or vitality: mediocre... dull. When applying this term…

Eczema

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Problem: Eczema Eczema is a group of chronic skin conditions caused by the inflammation of the skin. In eczema cases, the skin is inflamed and experiences painful itching, in addition to dry or moist lesions being present.…
Problem: Dehydration Dehydration is a very common skin condition characterized by the lack of moisture in the stratum corneum. The quantity of water transmitted from the inside (dermal reserve) to the outside layers (epidermal) of the skin,…

Sunburn

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Problem: Sunburn Sunburn is caused by UV radiation, either from the sun or from artificial sources. Minor sunburns typically cause nothing more than slight redness and tenderness to the affected areas. In more serious cases, blistering can…

Puffy Eyes

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  Problem: Puffy Eyes – refers to a certain appearance of the tissues around the eyes. This is a condition where the eyes begin swelling due to different factors. The skin around the eyes is very thin…
Enlarged Pores – small microscopic, tube-like openings of the sebaceous glands on the surface of the skin that allow cooling perspiration and protective oils to reach the skin’s surface. The actual size of the pore is determined…

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