Acne remains one of the most common and challenging skin conditions to treat. The most popular theory is that acne is a bacterial infection, but recent evidence would suggest otherwise. This article will discuss all of the pertinent aspects of managing an acne client, including the latest research, the emotional component, how each of the leading treatments work on the skin, preventing and treating acne…

Adding Acne Services: 10 Tips for Success

Written by Laura Cooksey, L.E.
Many clients suffer from acne from the time they are teenagers – some into their mid-thirties and beyond. Aestheticians have the unique position to treat acne and spare many people from the emotional and physical pain that acne can inflict. Often, the best approach accounts for lifestyle, whole body function, and expertly formulated products tailored to each individual client’s needs, rather than turning to antibiotics…
What is the difference between acne and rosacea? How can professionals accurately identify each condition? Both manifest visual signs that require further exploration into the understanding of the pathophysiology of each disorder. Some general similarities are present in both conditions due to the innate immune response that triggers inflammation. Moreover, acne and rosacea may share a common presence of papules on the face. The differences…
Dark skin is a physical trait that is present amongst diverse ethnic groups, such as African, East Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Native American. While skin rich in melanin can, for the most part, safely absorb ultraviolet rays, developing acne is unfortunately very common. Consequences of acne in people with dark skin include keloid (raised scar after skin has healed) formation and hyperpigmentation (dark…

Hormones and Acne: The Missing Link

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Acne is considered by many to be a right-of-passage that must be endured on the way to adulthood. And, the research says this may be true. It is estimated that nearly 85 percent of people develop acne at some point between ages 12 and 25, regardless of country of origin.1 However, aestheticians know that acne is no longer just a skin condition isolated to the…

July 2020

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Repechage