Hormones in Ethnic Skin

Written by Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E. and Peter T. Pugliese, M.D.
A number of hormones are known to affect the human skin. Hair follicles and sebaceous glands are affected by androgenic hormones secreted by the gonads and adrenal glands.1,2 These hormones play a significant part in the development and the physiological function of human skin tissues. The skin both receives signals from many transmitters and sends signals to many receptor organs and organelles in the body.

10 Things About... Teenage Acne

Written by Annet King
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 healthy skin habits for 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 a teenaged boy whose face, back and chest were infested with papules and pustules. The therapist was very professional, appearing with her standard softening of the cuticle cuirass with various cleansers, steam and masks. She did…

Acne in the Adult

Written by James E. Fulton, M.D. Ph.D. and Caroline Caperton, M.D., M.S.P.H.
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 and 40s, many adults are still suffering with acne, whether it be the occasional breakout, or a full-face flare-up. Two different groups of acne sufferers can be identified:…
My career in specialized skin care transcends over 25 years of functioning behind the chair recognizing skin diseases and performing professional clinical skin care treatments. During this time, I have seen some of the most challenging facial conditions which would cause a majority of aestheticians to either panic or refuse. Embracing the difficulty of severe skin problems is what I love, therefore, I have built…

November 2022

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  • DMK Skin Revision Center
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