Introducing new products to a client’s skin care routine can sometimes cause a flare-up of pimples or red bumps, otherwise known as purging. If this happens, don’t panic. Do, however, take the time to step back and analyze what their skin is trying to tell you. In many cases, it is beneficial to continue using the new products to allow the skin to adjust. Do…
Aesthetics is an ever-changing industry. Skin care professionals must keep abreast of new ingredients, procedures, laws and regulations, the latest research, scientific discoveries, and recent market trends like the microbiome that affect a spa practice. One such change is the renaming of propionibacterium (p.acnes) to cutibacterium (c. acnes). The percentage of acneic clients that the aesthetician treats varies based on each spa’s specialties, services offered,…
Winter wreaks havoc on the skin. From cold temperatures to low humidity levels, the skin may be left dehydrated and more vulnerable to environmental stressors. Scientific evidence suggests a recent rise in hyper-reactivity skin conditions, which is exacerbated by these cold weather conditions, as well as wearing masks for prolonged periods in today’s unique public health environment. Skin is left wanting for moisture and gentle…

Evolution of the Non-Surgical Facelift

Written by Marianna Casmirli
Introduced to North America in 1970, the first non-surgical facelift technology delivered galvanic current, by which visible stimulation of muscular contractions occurred, resulting in a firmer, lifted visage. The predominantly European technology was previously employed to accelerate the healing of bone fractures and breaks.1 This type of low-level electrotherapy was FDA-approved in the 1980s and applied successfully in relieving muscular paralysis and atrophy. MICROCURRENT TECHNOLOGICAL…
Stressed clients seek calm and serenity to renew their spirit, and the spa is the perfect place to de-stress. The normal stresses of life are a lot to manage on a daily basis – add to that a historic pandemic, and the stress people are experiencing is one of epic proportions. Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations – perceived or real. The body’s…

April 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Repechage
  • Alexandria Professional