Getting a pimple and not popping it right away has got to be one of the biggest tests of self-discipline for a client. Two major reasons why clients should not pop their own pimples is that it creates post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation –a forever pimple and secondly because it can create even more pimples. POST-INFLAMMATORY PIGMENTATION Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a pigmentation type that forms discoloration on the…

LED - Does FDA Clearance Matter?

Written by Pam Cushing
As a skin care professional, does a device’s FDA credentials really make a difference? Isn’t the FDA something doctors deal with? For treating the superficial layers of the skin, do devices with FDA credentials work any better than those that don’t? Don’t FDA credentials just make devices more expensive? All great questions for today’s skin care professional. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an…
If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is how important infection control protocols are and how to properly implement them. However, there can be areas that are overlooked or even forgotten about completely, as the public has recently become much more aware of. Not all spas or clinics are created equal and the protocols implemented to observe universal precautions vary, including how long those…
Keratosis pilaris (follicular keratosis or lichen pilaris) is a frustrating, yet prevalent skin condition experienced by approximately 40 million individuals worldwide. It is caused by a build-up of the protein keratin in the skin. The build-up of keratin blocks the hair follicle, eventually producing the bump. About three million cases are reported in the United States each year. It estimated that 50% to 80% of…
Nordic skin originated in Scandinavia – in other words, Nordic skin is Viking skin. However, due to the Vikings’ tendency to explore and raid, Viking features can be found in many Northern European countries including Ireland, Iceland, and Greenland. Due to human evolution, people farthest from the equator developed very pale skin, particularly in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia. They did not need…

August 2022

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  • Repechage
  • Skin Script
  • DMK Skin Revision Center