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Top 10 Skin Care Industry Trends From Face & Body Midwest 2013

By: Kristen Wegrzyn
Posted: March 22, 2013

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6. Treating clients with health-challenged skin. As the population ages, many skin care professionals are working with clients who have health-challenged skin. These include clients suffering with diabetes who also may experience certain conditions such as acnathosis nigricans, scleredema diabeticorum, hypopigmentation, skin tags, skin-thickening and glycation. It is more imperative than even to complete a thorough client consultation before working with a client in order to be aware of any conditions that may cause complications to arise in the treatment room.

7. A deeper look into custom peels. Peels should never be administered based on client desire; instead, a deep conversation with clients, focusing on their concerns, goals and issues, must take place before any peel is chosen. By customizing peel recommendations, estheticians can more effectively treat specific skin concerns and conditions such as acne, dehydration, aging and uneven pigmentation. With this advanced approach, professionals can go a step further and create a multifaceted treatment plan for more complicated skin types that suffer from a combination of various skin problems.

8. Highlight on hyperpigmentation. The hottest word in professional skin care right now is “hyperpigmentation.” Caused by an overproduction of pigment, all types of hyperpigmentation can affect any person regardless of heredity, although it is more common in darker-skinned individuals. It can be induced by UV light exposure, medications, hormonal issues and post-inflammatory events. Depending on the type of hyperpigmentation you are working with and the skin type of your client, hyperpigmentation may be able to be controlled through the following actions.

  • Gently exfoliate
  • Increase cell turnover
  • Inhibit melanogenesis
  • Protect from UV rays and other inflammatory stimulants

9. Long-term career development. Continue to educate yourself on the newest products, technology and procedures with classes and other advanced education resources. Network and attend industry events and trades shows. Also, network with other small business owners in your community and stay educated about the issues taking place regarding small businesses. You must remain inspired and motivated to be the best skin care professional possible!

10. Looking to the future. The world of skin care is constantly evolving and to be a successful professional, it’s invaluable to be persistent in looking ahead. Adapt your practices and business with some of these tips:

  • Stay up-to-date with advanced certifications and esthetician licensing available, and consider becoming knowledgeable about ancillary services, such as shiatsu massage and aromatherapy, to open up new revenue streams for your facility.
  • Become a member of various industry associations to participate in networking and invest in advanced education events.
  • Invest in personal malpractice and liability insurance to keep yourself covered under a variety of circumstances.
  • Add up-and-coming services and skin care trends.
  • Make marketing and retail a staple in your work.

Understanding Skin Diseases and Disorders Can Increase Your Treatment Offerings in 2013

Health Challenged Skin: The Estheticians’ Desk Reference is designed to address the lack of esthetic knowledge in the area of skin diseases. Chances are you have come across more clients with diabetes,allergies, Crohn's Disease and Autoimmune diseases just to mention a few. This book covers an incredible range of diseases and disorders and it is organized to offer easy-to-find, hands-on application for daily use.

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