Skin Care: Style Versus Substance

Written by Dr. Elliot Hirsch
Skin care is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States – take a quick walk through any pharmacy or name brand store and see aisles and aisles of flashy skin care lines promising more youthful, moisturized, happier skin. And, with sophisticated-sounding formulas and all-natural options in shiny packages, who needs medical-grade skin care anyway? Your clients do. Over-the-counter products (even those labeled as clinical…
Cleansers and toners are found as effective, all-in-one products, and today’s ability to refine the efficacy of more advanced compositions validates their long-standing purpose to clean and balance skin. While the existence of cleansers and toners as a duo is possible due to the purity of this generation’s skin care formulations and the advanced technology in today’s manufacturing capabilities, a European favorite, micellar water, has…
Did you know that acne scars are a huge problem for many clients? The scars that acne leaves behind can have lasting social and psychological effects, stretching beyond the teenage years into adulthood. In a recent study of 1,972 acne patients, over 40% suffered some degree of scarring, with the highest risk factors being acne severity and delayed treatment.1 Moreover, most patients are unaware of…
Milia are benign, superficial, keratin-filled white or yellowish cysts measuring one millimeter to three millimeters in size. These can be just a single cyst (milium) or, more likely, appear in clusters (milia). They are thought to occur when dead skin is lodged in small pockets just below the skin’s surface and not within a pore. Since milia are a cyst, they generally do not become…
The aesthetics and spa industry has been growing steadily and is projected to continue its growth at a faster than average rate over the next seven years, according to the United States Department of Labor.1 This increase is seen across spa modalities, as well, both on the medical and holistic ends of the spectrum, and everything in between. With changes in the industry due to…

August 2022

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