Sun exposure – it is an obsession with aestheticians.From the time professionals first become enamored with the epidermis, weare tuned into the detrimental effects of ultraviolet radiation. It is those pesky invisible rays that cannot be seen but professionals know are there damaging DNA, increasing oxidation, and inciting melanocyte mayhem. The outcome is premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and cancer. Since individuals are exposed to these unviewable …
The body’s response to overexposure of the sun is a tan. It is an inflammatory immune response. The skin, being the largest organ and in charge of protecting the body, sends the body’s available melanin supply to try to further protect it from continuous breakdown from the sun. Any time the skin is injured or stimulated, it releases protectors such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic…
Have you ever had a client say they went in the sun for just a minute or two and all of a sudden had a sunburn? Having an unexpected sunburn is a classic sign of a photosensitivity reaction. Photosensitivity, or sun sensitivity, is inflammation of the skin induced by the combination of sunlight and, sometimes, certain medications or substances.Have you ever had a client say…
Platelet-rich plasmatreatments are the latest injectable-based procedures to be used as a sort of “catch-all” for a seemingly endless slew of aesthetic problems. The combined elements of celebrity endorsement, efficacy doubts, and an increasingly experimental industry have made platelet-rich plasma a hot topic this past year. This procedure has seen an ongoing rise of off-label usage, with some outstanding results, ranging from breast lifts to…
Peptides have become an increasingly popular ingredient for both natural and effective skin revision, wound healing, and compromised skin barriers. The high demand for more natural, non-invasive products has escalated rapidly in the last five years. This demand has shifted the industry to provide a broad-spectrum of peptides. This article will focus predominately on bioactive peptides and how this class of peptides work in alignment…

September 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Alexandria Professional
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc