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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
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,…
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…
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…
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,…
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:
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…
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…
As skin care professionals, we are familiar with the signs of aging skin: loss of elasticity, discolorations, fine lines, and wrinkles. And we know these signs are directly related to oxidative and emotional stress, as…
Aging remains a mystery to science. Indeed, many scientists do not believe that aging is natural or an inevitable consequence of living. Many repair systems exist in the body to correct molecular defects. For many…
How many times have you waited in line at the grocery store and chatted with the stranger near you? When observing someone for the first time or even when meeting a friend after many years,…
Having an understanding of how hormones affect the skin can help licensed practitioners assess the causes of some skin conditions and should be included in dialog during the initial consultation. Discussing the effects of hormones…
Hormones are signaling chemicals released by cells within an organism that lead to a wide variety of reactions. They are transported from a cell (or gland) to tissues nearby, or carried to another part of…
Climacteric skin relates to long-term cosmetic changes that occur due to a lack of estrogen relating to biological, histological and clinical measures of consequences directly related to hormones that are linked to menopause. Climacteric skin…
People of all ages are actively seeking solutions to help them maintain healthy, youthful skin. Today’s media delivers an overwhelming quantity of aspirational imagery of young, happy and healthy men and women. These visuals, along…
The 101 of AgingAging is a 24/7 biological process that results in cellular wear and tear and cell senescence, eventually lapsing into decreased viability and then eventual cell death. This unavoidable, redundant aging syndrome is…
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