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 filled with…
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 into their…
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 likelihood of…
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 with low…
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 properly provide…
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 that skin…
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 deeply cleanse,…
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 alleviate it,…
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 improve the…
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; that is…
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 to get,…
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 affect a…
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 desperation, no…
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 of skin…
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 of 12…
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 clear and…
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 treating clients…
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 infundibulum (hyperkeratinization)…
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 severity, depending…
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, whether that…
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 face, back,…
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects over 40 million Americans. Over $2.2 billion was spent in acne treatment alone in 2004. As skin care professionals, we know that acne is not limited to teenagers;…
When working with teenage skin, there are various factors to consider. The biggest concern with teenagers is acne. With the approach of puberty, most teenagers become self-conscience of their appearance, and the onset of acne comes with…
Acne cosmetica is a term that was first coined in 1972 by dermatologists Albert M. Kligman and Otto H. Mills to represent the post-adolescent acne they believed was caused by cosmetic use. This is a complicated topic…
Acne is one of the most common skin challenges in the United States, and it is not just limited to teenagers. In fact it impacts all ages, races and genders. Nearly 60 million Americans have active acne…
The world is a teenager’s oyster. The teenage years are jam-packed with fun, friendship, sports, freedom, change, growth, and promise. Well, unless said teenager has skin conditions like acne, eczema or psoriasis that are causes emotional pain…
Skin care professionals often have the opportunity to ease the physical discomfort and the emotional trauma of dealing with teenage acne. By incorporating teenage services in the spa, you can also to help a young person develop…
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 a teenaged boy whose face, back and chest…
It is estimated that as many as 25 percent of men and up to 50 percent of women experience acne flares in their post-adolescent years, with recent studies claiming the prevalence is growing.1 Even into the 30s…
The teen years are a time of dramatic physiological changes in the human body, including puberty, growth spurts and, unfortunately, acne. Acne affects almost 85 percent of all Americans in varying degrees, at some point during their…
Acne is the occurrence of an inflamed or infected sebaceous gland on the skin. Acne vulgaris, which is the medical term for acne, is the most common skin disease. Acne is present on the areas of the…
Inflammation is often associated with infections and wounds, and while this association does have some validity, it is important to remember inflammation is not a synonym for either of those. Rather it is the response caused by…
Rosacea and acne are often perceived as skin conditions that are of the same nature; however acne and rosacea are quite dissimilar in their clinical history and should be treated differently. It is often very hard to…
Teens are at a stage in their lives where trying to identify with the world around them can become confusing, especially when their role models are just as confused. They are barraged with advertisements, TV personalities and…
What is Acne? Acne/ak’ne/ is an inflammatory, papulopustular skin eruption occurring usually in or near the sebaceous glands on the face, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Its actual cause is still unknown but involves bacterial breakdown of…
I've heard aestheticians counsel acne clientele to do everything from using all-natural, organic based formulations to lab-tested, clinically oriented products; from eliminating various stresses to eliminating specific foods; from changing one facet of a daily routine to…
Thousands of products claim to stop acne. So how do you know the treatment you recommend will not only eliminate your clients’ acne symptoms, but also address the factors that cause the disease? Of all the skin conditions…
A common conundrum that takes many forms. Acne is a common skin condition that plagues a great majority of men and women. The term acne has been used to describe everything from the occurrence of mild centralized…
The exact cause of acne is not known. It is one of the most common skin disorders and can affect teenagers and adults. Acne occurs when the skin's pores are blocked. Certain factors can worsen the condition, such…
In working with acne in skin of color, the best tools in your aesthetic “tool kit” are an understanding of acne, an understanding of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, ingredient knowledge, and most of all a partnership with your…
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