February 2012, article in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Young skin looks tight and toned because of active collagen production in the dermis, which slows steadily as we age, causing skin to loosen and fine lines and wrinkles to appear. New technology and products come out every day, promising the secrets to the fountain of youth, so it becomes difficult to choose the most effective treatment plan to achieve your specified results.
January 2012, article in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Most professionals in the spa industry express concern because they feel they just aren’t seeing enough new clients. But if all of your business’ efforts and resources are focused on finding new clients, then you are missing out on the most valuable asset you have— your current customers.
October 2011, article in Dermascope magazine
Understanding hormones and their effect on the skin, from the teenage years to perimenopause and menopause, is challenging for many skin care specialists. Journeying through the roller coaster with many clients can be rough sailing. Understanding the prominent hormones in the body is essential in order to correctly diagnose, treat and prevent hormone related skin conditions.
September 2011 article in Dermascope magazine
Sensitive skin care is an important topic for the professional aesthetician. Why? Because sensitive skin is very common in today’s population plus it is a condition that can be quite challenging to recognize and treat.
June 2011, article in Dermascope magazine
In part one of this two part series, the finer points of knowing the ingredients contained in a product and understanding the different uses that it provides was discussed, highlighting the correct processes in identifying skin color, skin type, and condition. In addition, special emphasis was put on the Glogau Aging Classification Scale and the Kligman Acne Classification Scale. In concussion to part one of Ross’ article, part two continues on with detailed descriptions of additional classifications scales: Kligman Acne Rosacea Classification Scale and the Rubin’s Photo Age Classification Scale.
May 2011, article in Dermascope magazine
Knowing how to use the ingredients in a recipe is just as important as having all the ingredients. Flip through any recipe book and you will find many different ways to mix the same ingredients for radically different results. Knowing your cosmeceutical ingredients is much the same.
February 2011, article in Dermascope magazine
The largest growth area in cosmetic facial treatment is related to aging. People are living longer and healthier and want their appearance to reflect their vital state of mind and health. The aging process begins when we enter the world and the effects of aging are evident in our bodies throughout our lives. Looking forever young has never been as important as it is today and with role models from film, stage and music displaying everlasting young features, it is not surprising that women of all ages are becoming increasingly aware of society’s perception of the perfect woman.
February 2011, article in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Liposuction candidates are of normal weight with elastic skin and localized collections of excessive fat on the arms, calves, knees and above the waist, also known as “love handles.” The patient’s skin must be somewhat elastic so that after the fat is removed, the skin is able to recontour to the new shape.
May 2010, article in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Many clients confess that cellulite can and does sabotage their self-esteem. Cellulite is the stubborn fat caught between bands of connective tissue that creates a lumpy appearance on the hips, buttocks and thighs of most women. In fact, 90 percent of women are affected by morale busting cellulite.