There are several well-documented, root causes of acne. These include overproduction of sebum, increased presence of selective bacteria, higher skin pH, hormonal flux, hyperkeratosis (faster skin growth), underlying inflammation, and even skin dehydration and product…
With its many forms, multiple levels of severity, and wide range of triggers, acne can be one of the most frustrating skin conditions, for both clients and professionals. Fortunately, combining existing treatments with LED light…
In a world where personal images are so easily accessible, dealing with teenage acne can be especially challenging. Many are familiar with a recent incident involving gorgeous model Kendall Jenner, who, sporting a few pimples…
Having a clean and healthy complexion is important for all age groups, but it can be especially difficult for teenagers as they experience hormonal changes and acne breakouts regularly. The teenage years can also be…
Acne is a well-known adversary for teenagers, but more and more adults are now enduring the challenges of acne-related skin conditions. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), adults continue to get acne well…
Characterized as depressions in the skin, whether shallow or deep, acne scarring occurs in reaction to skin trauma. Experimentation and technological advancement has led to the development of a multitude of treatment options, but the…
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases to occur in adults. Clinical studies have shown that between 40 and 55 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 have been diagnosed…
Acne treatment is one of the leading reasons clients seek out professional help. While skin care professionals do not diagnose or treat acne, they must be aware of this skin condition and know how to…
Acne is a skin condition with many causes, types, and presentations, affecting both sexes of all ages and ethnicities. Its effects are lasting – both physically and emotionally – and there is a great deal…
Treating acne requires a proper homecare regimen, an understanding of client allergies and intolerances, and regular visits to a skin care professional. A knowledgeable aesthetician will use a variety of professional products and modalities to…
Acne is one of those pesky problems people like to leave in their teenage years. Adult acne is prevalent now more than ever. Some people experience acne throughout their life; products or treatments may temporarily…
Professional treatments are essential to addressing skin concerns and acne is no different. Most clients believe that going to the spa and doing a handful of treatments will clear their skin. While in-office treatments do…
There is no doubt that acne can be extremely stressful for clients. However unsightly a breakout may be, clients look forward to the future because they know that the unsightly blemishes will not last forever;…
While most teenagers experience some form of acne, many adults suffer from the condition well beyond their 20s and sometimes even into their 50s. The longer a client has acne, the worse their skin tends…
Teenager appears to be the expressive idiom for uncontrollable hormones as adolescent bodies experience various physiological changes, including skin and body transformations. These changes can result in unwelcome acne and weight gain, which can directly…
The first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking about teenage skin care is acne treatments. A teenager, or even tween, will usually make their first visit to a spa in a state of…
Breakouts can occur out of the blue and cause teenagers to feel as if everyone is staring at their oily complexion that shines out of control. The teenage years can be riddled with a number…
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting approximately 40 to 50 million Americans and 650 million people worldwide, each year. Eighty-five percent of teenagers and young adults between the ages…
Acne is a genetic, treatable condition with no true cure. Most adult sufferers will be tied to a basic, acne-fighting regimen and an acne-safe lifestyle to help clear acne and prevent new breakouts. To get…
It is generally accepted that the primary event in acne is the obstruction or occlusion of the pilosebaceous follicles resulting in the formation of the microcomedone. This process is caused by keratinization within the follicular…
When treating the acneic client, successful results come from a combination of a consistent homecare routine and professional treatments that are tailored to their acneic problems. One of the most important things to remember when…
One out of two pregnant women will develop acne. If a woman had severe acne between the ages of 12 and 23, chances are she will develop acne in the first trimester of pregnancy.
A simple definition of acne is that it is a disease of the sebaceous follicle, primarily affecting the face, back, and chest. It is caused by an inflammation of the oil glands that varies in…
Acne is, by far, the most common skin condition in the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 85 percent of people will have it at some point in their life,…
During a recent three-country lecture tour, I happened to attend a conference where a video was being presented, showing a local skin guru performing an acne treatment on what appeared to be a teenaged boy.His…
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