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Great Back Treatments

With wedding, bikini, and vacation season just around the corner, it is important to start thinking about putting together spa packages and treatments that will assist your clients in getting their backs ready for other people to see. Whether your client is preparing for their wedding dress, getting ready to wear tank tops and ponytails on vacation, or adding that finishing touch for their bathing suit, this year it is important to remind your clients to not forget about their back. We have included several different back treatments from spas around the country to provide you with an idea of treatment menus that can help you emphasize this typically forgotten or hard to reach area of the body.

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Eminence LED Treatment Protocol for all skin types

Eminence LED Treatment Protocol for all skin types

The “Immuni-Tea” Facial Protocol

The combination of new active and effective Immuni-Tea products from Èminence Organic Skin Care with the state of the art LED Light Therapy System will revitalize your skin by reducing inflammation, increasing circulation and lymph activity, and accelerating cellular turnover. Published studies have shown that combining red LED light therapy with green tea lotions and/or serums works 10 times faster than similar anti-wrinkle treatments that use LEDs alone and increases the metabolic rate of the cell, leading to healthier skin rejuvenation with no risk of hyperpigmentation. The overall result is that of naturally smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin with a diminished appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Step 1
Begin with cleansing the skin by applying a small amount of Citrus Exfoliating Cleanser (oily to normal skin types) or Lemon Cleanser (normal to dry skin types) with water. Apply and massage into the skin, avoiding the eye area. Completely remove with warm water, damp face cloth, and finish with an application of Lime Refresh Tonique.




Step 2
Exfoliate the skin by mixing equal parts Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher and AHA Fruit Pulp Treatment and apply gently for two to five minutes under steam and then rinse off.


Step 3
Perform extractions as needed.


Step 4
Apply Green Tea & Guava Fortifying Serum to face and neck prior to the light therapy to enhance the penetration of the serum. Please note that no creams of any kind should be applied prior to light therapy.






Step 5
Apply the large red LED probe to the skin, starting at the right side of the neck and avoiding the thyroid gland. Work your way up the right side of the face, around the forehead, down the left side of the face, onto the left side of the neck, and finishing on the décolleté. As you move the probe, overlap the light by 25 to 50 percent each time you pick it up and place it back on the skin. It is important to let the light remain in one area for 10 second increments.



Step 6
Cover the eyelid with a small cotton/gauze pad or with goggles and apply the small red LED probe to problem areas, around the eye area and nasal labial fold, by moving the small probe every 10 seconds.






Step 7
Once the LED treatment is complete, apply a thin layer of Mandarin & Rooibos Antioxidant Masque with fingertips to skin, avoiding the eye area (mask may be diluted for lighter application). Leave on for five to 10 minutes and remove with a damp face cloth.




Step 8
To finish the treatment, apply Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer to the face and neck and Wild Plum Eye Cream to the eye area with light blending movements until absorbed.





It is suggested that treatments are preformed seven to 14 days apart and, depending on the age and skin condition of the client, it generally takes approximately six treatments to achieve desired results with maintenance treatments every 45 to 60 days thereafter.
Èminence has taken the finest Eastern philosophies and ingredients and infused them with our traditional Hungarian elements and craftsmanship and the state of the art technology of our LED light therapy system to bring you the most potent skin strengthening treatment yet. Featuring free radical fighting green, white, and rooibos teas; exotic guava and mandarin; and skin strengthening bamboo; your skin will be strong and youthful from head to toe.


For more information please contact Èminence Organic Skin Care of Hungary at 604-602-4787 or www.eminenceorganics.com

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Special care and increased protection for hypersensitive skin

The ULTRA SENSITIVE formulas have a soothing and irritation-relieving effect on very sensitive skin. Select active ingredients provide intense hydration and support skin’s natural defense system. The lamellar structure of the cream bases (Skin Membrane Equivalent) mimics the outer layers of the skin, so increasing skin’s resistance to external influences. Symptoms like itching, burning, prickling, tightness, and dryness disappear. The skin will feel very comfortable, soothed, and softened.

Step 1 – Cleansing
Apply a sufficient quantity of ULTRA SENSITIVE 2 in 1 Cleansing Foam to the skin of face, neck, and décolleté using a Dr. Grandel Mask Brush Special. The foam cleanses particularly gently, without disrupting skin’s balance, leaving skin feeling soothed, relaxed, and well hydrated. After smoothing it over the skin in a relaxing way, remove the foam cleanser with Dr. Grandel Wash Mitts and lukewarm water.

Step 2 – Moisture Veil or Mask (optional)
Moisture veil to relieve irritation rapidly: moisten a rectangular piece of cotton gauze by spraying ULTRA SENSITIVE Moisture Spray onto it. The gauze should be soaked well. Gently place it over face, neck, and décolleté and leave it to act for about 10 minutes. The moisture veil prepares the skin for the steps that follow, and leaves it soothed and hydrated.

– OR –

Professional Collection Aloe Vera Mask to calm and moisturize sensitive skin: this soothing and moisturizing mask in powder form is to be mixed with cool water. Use a fan brush to mix one measuring spoon of powder with 10 to 12 measuring spoons of water and apply the mask to the skin of face, neck, and décolleté also using the fan brush. Cover the areas being treated with damp cotton wool layers or a damp pre-cut mask fleece. Allow the mask to act for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove the material placed on top of the mask and clean off thoroughly any residues with water.

Step 3 – Active Concentrate 1
Professional Collection Ultra Sensigran Ampoule instantly soothes stressed skin, reduces irritation, and supports skin’s ability to regenerate itself. The a.a.t. (advanced ampoule technique) is a short but very relaxing massage to apply the contents of an ampoule and create a sensation of pure indulgence.

Or alternatively, use Ultra Sensitive Calming Caps, skin soothing oil capsules, to condition extremely sensitive and dry skin.


Step 4 – Massage
Use ULTRA SENSITIVE Repair Cream following the Dr. Grandel Beauty Massage technique. This gentle massage technique has a balancing and softening effect on the skin of face, neck, and décolleté. It is based on a gentle sequence of pressure and targeted acupressure manipulations. Lymph flow is stimulated, congestions and redness are alleviated. The complexion looks balanced and has a smooth appearance. Beauty Massage is suitable for all skin types, but in particular for sensitive or very sensitive skin, for skin in need of regeneration or for treatments that are focused particularly on the eye area.

Step 5 – Final Care
Finish with ULTRA SENSITIVE Eye Cream to protect the thin and stressed skin around the eyes. And for the face, use ULTRA SENSITIVE Anti-Stress Fluid, a soft fluid that works to quickly calm irritation-prone skin, or Repair Cream, a rich and very skin friendly anti-aging formula de-signed to calm demanding skin and strengthen its natural defenses.

For more information please contact Dr. Grandel at 866-693-7006 (W), 888-266-0820 (SW), 260-444-2275 (MW), 888-845-1191 (SE), 877-374-4472 (NE), 800-561-3766 (Canada), or www.grandelusa.com

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Prevent Heart Attack

Prevent Heart Attacks

Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year.
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25th Anniversary of ABCDEs

25th Anniversary of ABCDEs

One American dies every hour from melanoma, the deadliest of the major forms of skin cancer. If detected early, melanoma can be successfully treated. “NYU Langone Medical Center is proud to have created a system which successfully diagnoses melanoma and save lives,” said Seth J. Orlow M.D. Ph.D., chairman, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and director on Center of Excellence in Cancers of the Skin at NYU Langone Medical Center. “The impact of the ABCDEs has been profound, creating a simple and quick guide for anyone to examine themselves. Few would argue that countless lives have been saved by the development and awareness of the ABCDEs - helping detect the most dangerous form of skin cancer while still curable with simple removal before the cancer has spread.”
The ABCDEs for melanoma detection are:

A – is for Asymmetry where one half of the mole is unlike the other.
B – is for Border where the mole is irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined.
C – is for Color which varies from one area to another or has different shades of tan, brown, black, and sometimes white, red, or blue.
D – is for Diameter of a mole when it is bigger than the size of a pencil eraser.
E – is for Evolving or changing in size, shape, or color.

In 1985, Alfred Kopf M.D., then a professor of Dermatology and now professor emeritus, along with former NYU fellows Robert Friedman, M.D. and Darrell Rigel, M.D., both current NYU faculty created the original ABCDs guide: “Early Detection of Malignant Melanoma: The Role of Physician Examination and Self-Examination of the Skin” which was published in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Nearly 20 years later, David Polsky M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Dermatology, director of the NYU Pigmented Lesion Clinic, along with Kopf, Friedman, Rigel, and others, added the “E” to the ABCDs which was later published in an article entitled “Early Diagnosis of Cutaneous Melanoma: Revisiting the ABCD Criteria” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, updating the acronym to ABCDEs.
According to experts, minimizing your risk for skin cancer and melanoma is critical. “Performing regular skin self-examinations, using the ABCDEs guide to check for warning signs of skin cancer, especially melanoma, is an important and easy way to detect suspicious moles that could be cancerous.” says Jennifer Stein, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Pigmented Lesion Section at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Care for our Planet

Care for our Planet

Earth Day is still observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people in 175 countries. In fact, Earth Day has now evolved into a worldwide, year-long campaign to protect our global environment.
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A Legend: Danné Montague-King - March 2010

The life and achievements of skin treatment pioneer Danné Montague-King, are not easy to summarize. Where to start, after more than 40 years of research and travel, pioneering a skin revision methodology that for the most part was decades ahead of its time, and then to only now have his achievements recognized in his native U.S.?
From Russia to Tibet, Europe to Australia and beyond, Danné Montague-King has sought out knowledge in pursuit of his dream to bring aesthetic medicine and beauty therapy together. Long before cosmeceutical and para-medical became marketing buzz words, and long before Heads of State and members of royalty became believers, Danné was committed to hands-on research and hard work – wherever it took him. When asked how he managed to sustain such an incredible journey, this enigmatic man with the Peter Pan grin simply shrugs. “I just got on with it – and I had a lot of help!”
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Essential Sculpting Treatment by The Phytomer Group

Essential Sculpting Treatment by The Phytomer Group

Phytomer introduces a revolutionary contouring treatment with exceptional, visible results. Our new patented self-heating clay, targeted serums, and cellulite massage combine to help trim and sculpt your body in just five treatments.
Spa guests are attracted to this new treatment series because they only need to come in for five services, when most series require eight to 10 treatments. Clinical test results* back the results of this series.

Step 1:
First, the new self-heating Thermo Reducing Clay is applied from the knees to the waist for a contouring wrap. The mud activates the oxydoreduction process in the fatty tissues so that water retention and stored fats can be easily eliminated. This clay has a 20 year patent on its high performance oxydoreduction system – meaning its ability to activate and maximize the fat burning process. Some people have an imbalance between fat storing and fat burning – they store it easily and have a difficult time burning it. This mud helps regulate the imbalance.

Step 2:
After the wrap, our new Contouring Concentrate is used to perform a contouring massage over all problem zones. This unique massage gel is enriched with key ingredients that promote contouring in the most stubborn areas. The technology used to create this coconut oil-based massage balm allows the skin to absorb a high amount of potent slimming ingredients.

Step 3:
To customize the massage for a slimmer abdomen, our new Reshaping Serum is mixed with the Contouring Concentrate for the abdominal massage. It contains ingredients that work specifically on the type of fat cells located in the abdomen and waistline.

Step 4:
To customize the massage for the gluteus and legs, Firming Spray is misted on at the end of the leg, hip, and gluteus massage to firm, cool, and drain the legs.

*As always individual results may vary based on physiology and compliance with treatment series, amongst other reasons. Clinical tests were conducted by an independent laboratory, women between the ages of 35 and 55 were measured and analyzed by dermatologists throughout the treatment program. The program consisted of two in-spa treatments per week over the course of two and a half weeks, with the application of a home care contouring moisturizer two times per day. Up to three centimeters lost around the waist. After one treatment: 92 percent of women agreed with the statement, “my skin is firmer.” And 87 percent of women agreed with the statement, “my cellulite is less visible.” After an intensive course of five treatments: 78 percent of women agreed with the statements, “my abdomen is firmed” and “my thighs are less flabby.”

For more information about this treatment, contact Phytomer™ at 800-227-8051.
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Skin Perfection Peel by DermaQuest™

Skin Perfection Peel by DermaQuest™ Skin Therapy-change

Step 1: Cleanse
Remove makeup, dirt, and impurities while papaya and pineapple extracts gently exfoliate using Daily Enzyme Cleanser, which is suitable for sensitive to normal skin types. Emulsify cleanser with lukewarm water and gently massage onto the skin for one to two minutes. If client is wearing eye makeup, remove using DermaMinerals™ Eye Makeup Remover.

Step 2: Cleanse
The second cleanse will remove debris and oil from the skin’s surface and follicles as well as prepare the skin for the chemical peel. Apply Beta Hydroxy Cleanser [2%] to the skin and massage in for approximately three to four minutes. Beta Hydroxy Cleanser [2%] is a creamy cleanser that works well for a facial massage. *Because you cannot apply any moisture after the Skin Perfection Peel for at least five hours, your facial massage should be done now. It is not necessary to emulsify the cleanser with water. It is normal for the client to experience a tingling sensation with this cleanser. So, please inform the client of this when applying the Beta Hydroxy Cleanser [2%].

Step 3: Degrease
Using gloves, prepare the skin with DermaPrime Solution by applying the solution to a gauze pad. Wipe the face with the gauze pad beginning with the forehead, followed by the cheeks and nose (working down and around the face). Avoid the eye areas, ears, and lips. Allow the application to dry for two minutes.

Step 4: Protect
Using a cotton swab, apply Post Skin Resurfacing Balm to the border of the lips, eyebrows, and corners of the nose. This will help prevent the peel from absorption and excessive peeling in those areas. It is also necessary to protect any of these areas if the client has permanent makeup.



Step 5: Chemical exfoliation
Saturate a gauze pad with TCA 7/2 and apply to the face, beginning with the forehead, followed by the cheeks, working down and around the face. It is important that the application be as even as possible. Saturate the gauze pad again if needed halfway through the first pass. Wait five minutes in between passes to allow the chemical to penetrate and watch for frosting. Start at the chin and work your way back around to the forehead in the opposite direction for your second pass. Repeat a third pass on the entire face if the client has not frosted, or on the areas of the client’s face that have not frosted yet. A hand-held fan should be available for the client to hold during the procedure.

Step 6: Brighten
Saturate a gauze pad with Super Pigment Solution [10% azelaic acid, 3% kojic acid]. Apply one pass evenly on the entire face. This will help even out skin tone and brighten the overall complexion.



Step 7: Retinol
Saturate a gauze pad with Retinol Serum [4%]. Apply one pass evenly on the entire face. This will ensure an even peel and also aid in evening out skin tone and texture, as well as aid in the healing process.



Step 8: SPF
Apply On-The-Go Finishing Powder for broad spectrum physical SPF 30 protection with cotton balls or a sanitized kabuki brush. Please make sure to go over Post Peel Instruction sheet with the client.

For more information about this peel, contact DermaQuest™ at 800-213-8100.
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Great Anti-Aging Treatments

The advances in technology, science, and medicine have assisted in the increase of the average life expectancy rate… resulting in a higher number of 50-plus consumers. With the increase of this demographic, it is important to appreciate the impact they can have on your spas revenue. A notable factor to consider when dealing with clients that are over 50 is that the time they spend on their personal appearance takes on added importance in their life, focusing on reducing and/or slowing down the signs of aging by trying to recapture or sustain their youthful beauty. So focus on your 50-plus clients by targeting your efforts on developing treatment programs that are specifically focused on their skin care needs and goals. We have included several different anti-aging treatments from spas around the country to provide you with an idea of treatment menus that can help you accommodate this lucrative clientele.

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