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Fewer women are dying from breast cancer today than in the past.

Written by Morag Currin on September 10th, 2018.      0 comments

Asian client-min 233x207 Breast cancer deaths have decreased due to earlier detection and breast cancer awareness. 

This awareness is imperative, and all spa professionals need to be educated about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, so that the spa professional may recognized it could be breast cancer. That being said, it is not our role to suggest or diagnosis, but simply to make the client aware of changes in their skin.
Topics: Client Care
 

Oncology Esthetics: Hair Removal during Cancer

Written by Morag Currin on August 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

Hormone therapy excess hair growth (Tamoxifen) 233x207 Today involves the increasing popularity of body modification, including partial or complete removal of body hair.

The methods used to remove body hair include shaving, clipping, waxing, epilation, depilatory creams, laser hair removal, electrolysis, sugaring and threading. Many of these methods cause trauma that can provide an entry point for infection. And yet, for someone diagnosed with cancer, hair removal typically takes a back step while treatment for cancer takes precedence.
Topics: Client Care
 

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments

Written by Godfrey Town PhD& Dr Daniel Fleming MB ChB FACCS on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments 233x207 Although sometimes we think that there are too many rules and regulations,

and that we live in a risk-averse society, prescriptive health and safety rules over the manufacture of electrical and other potentially hazardous equipment used in the workplace are necessary to protect staff and clients/patients. The purpose of this article is to clarify the role of regulation and standards and considers the importance of education and guidelines used in aesthetic practice.
 

5 Common Skin Issues that Challenge the Body and How to Treat Them

Written by Rhonda Allison on December 5th, 2017.      0 comments

5 common skin issues that challenge the body 233x207 When it comes to good skin care practices, most clients tend to stop at the neck,

subjecting the body to subpar ingredients found in mass-marketed lotions. Skin is the largest organ and is a reactive mechanism, so it makes sense that what we put into and on the body will most certainly impact its appearance. By treating the body with the same care, quality ingredients, and treatments as the face, is it possible to transform the skin to a more youthful, healthy state?
 

Skin Care Dos and Don’ts for Chemotherapy Clients

Written by Julie Bach, executive director of Wellness for Cancer on November 22nd, 2017.      0 comments

Chemotherapy Clients 233x207 Skin Care Dos and Don’ts for Chemotherapy Clients

Proper context is imperative when working with a client who is receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Skin care professionals are not treating cancer; they are working with the presenting conditions of a client and their skin. Presenting conditions can be caused by medical treatments for cancer, side effects from medications, or even nutritional status.
Topics: Client Care
 

Knowing Which Corrective Serum or Treatment to Recommend

Written by Sara Fulton, co-founder and president of Vivant Skin Care on November 22nd, 2017.      0 comments

Knowing Which Corrective Serum or Treatment to Recommend 233x207 Vitamin C, Peptides, or Retinoids?

When clients seek professional skin care, they also expect comprehensive infor­mation on their skin condition and advice on how to maintain healthy skin, including product recommendations.
 

How the health of the liver affects the skin

Written by Samantha Dench, L.E., owner of Skin Deep and author of “Skin Deep: Demystifying Skin Care Solutions to Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin” Share4 on November 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Healthy Liver, Clear Skin 233x207 Healthy Liver, Clear Skin

Skin care professionals are starting to understand that, in order to transform a client’s skin, they need to start looking inside the body. They understand that lifestyle choices greatly affect treatment of acne, rosacea, and melasma; however, they do not usually think of liver damage when treating the skin.
 

Successful Skin Routines for Aging Skin

Written by Dieter Kuster, Ph.D. and Tami Assaf, L.E. on October 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Successful Skin Routines for Aging Skin 233x207 Understanding the Preventative, Maintenance, and Reversal Philosophy

In this changing world, where social concerns, environmental issues, political influences, family dynamics, and the power of media have the ability to distract people from their own well-being and, in some way, affect almost every decision people make, caring for personal health can become a challenge.
 

Are DIY Skin Care Treatments a Do or a Don't?

Written by Zoe Diana Draelos on September 27th, 2017.      0 comments

DIY Skincare 233x207 Do you have clients coming into your spa after a disasterous DIY at-home skin care treatment?

DIY treatments like the "burning face mask," can leave clients with a skin burn or breakouts, according to dermatologist Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D. Her advice—proceed with caution with any DIY treatment.
 

Blemishes? Don't Panic

Written by DR. MED. Christine Schrammek-Drusio on September 6th, 2017.      0 comments

adult-acne-tease-233x207 The development and care of problem skin

Blemishes, pimples or pustules. Just about everyone has experienced some kind of problem skin at some time – whether during puberty or even as an adult.
 

Keeping customers happy

Written by Sally Glover on August 4th, 2017.      0 comments

1f520927-036 Sally Glover, Sales and Marketing Manager at Salon Genius, emphasises the importance of client satisfaction

Sally is in charge of business development opportunities, planning and developing marketing opportunities. Salon Genius' automated marketing system allows the user to promote the above marketing initiatives to clients using specified criteria to send out marketing messages via text messaging or email.
Topics: Client Care
 

Educating clients on the importance of lash extension aftercare

Written by Joanne McGovern on August 4th, 2017.      0 comments

The Eyelash Emporium Lashes How should I explain the importance of lash extension aftercare products to clients?

As a lash tech, I find that clients need constant educating to keep their extensions looking fabulous and clean. Over the years, I’ve found that most clients will use products such as extension mascaras or lash conditioners to make their lashes last a little longer.
Topics: Client Care
 

How to meet clients’ waxing expectations

Written by Jenny Hunter on August 4th, 2017.      0 comments

Clients waxing expectations Good communication, honesty and the right aftercare advice will guarantee you meet your clients’ waxing needs.

By communicating with your client at the start and end of the treatment, this will prepare them as to how they can gain the desired waxing results. This will also show your professionalism, experience, knowledge as a therapist, and encourage them to trust your advice. 
Topics: Client Care
 

Helping clients change up their skincare regime for summer

Written by Nicci Anstey on August 4th, 2017.      0 comments

Summer skincare How can I help clients change up their skincare regime for summer?

Summer can play havoc with clients’ skin. When exposed to the sun, skin heats up and this causes the pores to open, allowing any free radicals, dirt and grime to get in, as well as increasing sebum production. 
 

Dermapen™

Written by Lynne Robertson - Pro Beauty on July 1st, 2017.      0 comments

DP-banner3 When the Dermapen™ was first introduced, it started a revolution in the aesthetic industry. 

The Dermapen™ is a revolutionary micro-needling device which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin. The Dermapen 3™ is the latest and most advanced model available today. The Dermapen 3™ has many benefits.
 

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