The number one goal of most skin care companies is to temporarily minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while using clever language that makes clients think wrinkle prevention or even wrinkle repair is actually happening. With so many bright scientific minds working on more permanent solutions, what is keeping them from achieving this goal? This article will evaluate where the latest technology has…
By virtue of daily facial movements and exposure to sun, pollution, and the environment, every face has lines. The types of lines may vary, but even flawless, youthful skin has expression lines that tell the world that an individual is happy, sad, angry, or content. Understanding what type of lines clients have and what has caused them will help in determining how to most effectively…
All clients would love to turn back the hands of time. Skin care professionals must manage clients’ expectations with what is realistically possible, combined with superior treatments that will exceed their goals. Recent advances in technology and product ingredients, combined with scientific discoveries, have opened a new realm of possibilities in antiaging treatments. These advances offer the professional new tools to provide superior services. However,…
From sleeping on harsh cotton pillows to environmental exposure, the skin experiences daily assault that can impact the development of fine lines and wrinkles – sometimes prematurely. Still, all hope is not lost. Understanding these biological processes of the skin and knowing the best treatment options for defending the skin against these attacks can make all the difference. When clients look in the mirror and…
Turning back the clock of aging skin is not a fad. Instead, with advancing technologythere are various ways this can be achieved. Among them, creams and serums are the most common methods, as they are easily available and affordable. But, what makes them so effective? It is the ingredients, of course! Let’s take a look at the proven ingredients known to slow the effects of…

Age Spots

Written by by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., FACS, FICS, CEO and founder of Lexli International
The proper name for age spots is solar lentigines. Despite their nickname, aging is not the primary cause of age spots. Most age spots range in size from a freckle to the size of a dime. They are flat and oval in shape and can be tan or brown in color. While age spots are primarily caused by ultraviolet exposure, some individuals have a genetic…
Menopause is a time when a woman transitions into the next chapter of her life; it is a time when almost everything about her physically, mentally, and physiologically may transform. The population of menopausal women is rapidly increasing. There are approximately 6,000 women in the United States daily that reach menopause, estimating at over 2 million per year.

An Anti-Aging Facial Approach: Mind Over Method

Written by Douglas Preston, L.E.
Professional anti-aging or age management facial treatments are concerned with delaying, and, to some degree, visually reversing the signs of skin damage that are earned over the course of time. Anti-aging can be defined in terms of changing harmful client behaviors that lead to aging skin. To that end, professionals should begin where all behaviors originate: the mind and its habits of thought.
There are two types of skin aging that occur at the same time: intrinsic and extrinsic.
by Dieter Kuster, Ph.D. and Tami Assaf, L.E. Properly addressing the needs of clients with aging skin requires understanding each individual client from a holistic perspective and establishing a solid grasp on integrating medical conditions with advanced treatments and pure botanicals. In this changing world, where social concerns, environmental issues, political influences, family dynamics, and the power of media have the ability to distract people…
While people cannot stop themselves from growing older, they can minimize many external factors and their effects on the aging process. Gracefully growing older is a learned art; like any skill, it takes knowledge, patience, and practice. For results that show, it is important for clients to approach their anti-aging routine in a holistic manner. They are never too young to start! Cosmetics alone are…

The Random Causes of Aging

Written by Jamina Metcalf, L.E. national educator for Skin Fitness Therapy
To be young! We are all in a fight against aging. Not so much for our vanity either, but for our overall health as well. We constantly hear about ways to stay young: eat right, exercise, stay out of the sun, take care of our skin, etc. But there are some random things that cause aging that we may not be fully aware of!
The choice and integration of modalities for the treatment of various skin conditions have expanded during the past several years. There is a plethora of electrotherapy devices,1 as well as chemical peels and advanced-cosmeceutical chemistry, that offer cosmetic improvements for the face and body and can be found in both medical and spa environments. The level of use for each modality varies greatly, depending upon…
Collagen infusion therapy is the perfect treatment for aging skin. Freeze-dried collagen masks enhance moisture levels, hydrate, improve functions of skin capillaries, recover loss of firmness and elasticity, even color tone, and oxygenate and stimulate natural skin collagen production.
It seems that everyone wants to stay young; the quest for longevity is the number one goal of many individuals. Unfortunately, aging begins at birth and there is no magic potion to stop this natural process.
Globally, the mature skin category amounts to 25 percent of the skin care market and almost 40 percent of the anti-aging market. People are living longer lives than ever before due to better life expectancies, decreased mortality rates, and declining fertility rates.
As the skin changes with age, it becomes thin, loose, and loses fat. Mature clients often find that their veins and bones are more apparent and that injuries to their skin take longer to heal.
Nature has always played a role in the aesthetic industry from essential oils to plant-based stem cells.
In our zealousness to incorporate new modalities into client treatments, skin care professionals often ask, “Which modalities can I combine with chemical peels?” However, the questions that professionals should ask themselves instead are:

Aging Skin: Prevent, Maintain, Reverse

Written by Dieter Kuster, Ph.D.
All too often, we use the term ‘aging skin’ to describe the visible process of getting older on the body’s largest organ. We as humans start to age from the moment we are born until we pass, so when we refer to aging skin, we are actually talking about aging itself.

Two Theories of Aging

Written by Sonia Boghosian
Sometimes the most obvious things in life go unnoticed. We see many wrinkles every day, but ask someone to define a wrinkle, and usually the answer is “Well, everyone knows what a wrinkle is.” We need to look at the microscopic anatomy of the skin to study the basis of the wrinkle which is often like the hole in a doughnut; it only exists by…
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