Me Too, Black Lives Matter, Time’s Up, and the implementation of STEM in education are a few of the movements making progress in creating awareness about injustices, including the lack of equality in our society. Despite improvements, injustices regarding gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, and economic status still abound. Cultural awareness is a personal journey that starts when we understand that not everyone has…
Healthy skin has optimal levels of hydration, while sensitive skin is usually dry on the surface, suffers from transepidermal water loss, inflammation, edema, and dilated capillaries. Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, due to a skin condition, contact with an irritant, or an allergic reaction. There are several forms of dermatitis, but this article will focus primarily on atopic dermatitis with additional information on allergic…
The professional beauty industry is an industry that thrives on social interaction, providing services, and of course, personal responsibility. These aspects require service providers to be in close proximity to delicate areas, potentially hazardous conditions, as well as some diseases and disorders. Bearing that in mind, it is of paramount importance that skin care professionals use their personal protective equipment (PPEs), like gloves, as often…
Light therapy continues to enjoy greater acceptance and popularity in the medical aesthetic field. As a result, we have seen a plethora of non-regulated devices of unknown origin flooding the market in recent years. While selecting the best LED device for your practice might seem like a daunting task, a little research can go a long way. The most reliable research can be found in…
Topical photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT, is a treatment that has been used in dermatology for about 30 years. Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that utilizes a topical product to photo-sensitize specific areas of the skin to enhance the effects of light therapy. The treatment is most commonly used in dermatology for actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancers for which it is FDA-approved. Dermatologists…

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