December 8, 2023 fitzpatrick scale for estheticians

Understanding the Fitzpatrick Scale

Harvard dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick. M.D., Ph.D., first developed the Fitzpatrick scale in 1975 to gauge how skin of different colors reacted to UV light exposure. This model is used to evaluate a clients propensity to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The melanin content should warn the service provider that any surface inflammation can trigger hyperpigmentation.

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December 6, 2023 how to use a facial steamer for estheticians

Steamers and the Facial.

I have been in the treatment room for about 26+ years.  It has been a love hate relationship with my steamer.  At times I have avoided it and others used it all the time.   Most of my clients have loved when we use steam and every once in a while there is someone that doesn’t like it.  But, I do notice when I use the steam helps to soften that top layer of dead skin and helps me do my job.

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April 9, 2023 professional microdermabrasion protocols for estheticians

Microdermabrasion and Customization

Microdermabrasion is an oldie but goodie! I have been saying that quite a bit lately. I keep coming back to this treatment and it is easily customized for most skin types. You can prep and finish the treatment in different ways to get the results you are looking for. I like to use tools to help me do most of the work.

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