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Skin Inc's e-newsletter is excited to release its Most Popular Stories of 2012! Take a look at what you and your peers found to be the most useful stories from the past year, focusing on skin care business, treatments and science. The Skin Inc. team is constantly working to identify the most useful and informative news for skin care professionals, and the following articles met that need in 2012. We look forward to providing you with even more education and knowledge about skin care business, treatments and science in 2013. Happy New Year!

The Top 10 Skin Care Stories of 2012

Best Practices in the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation
professional skin care client with hyperpigmentation By: Ahmed Abdullah, MD
Hyperpigmentation, one of the most common skin conditions, is one of the most difficult to treat.
Controversial Ingredients: Setting the Record Straight
By: Ada Polla and Anne Pouillot
Learn the truth in order to separate fact from opinion for your clients.
Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good? By: Rhonda Allison
Some of the ingredients in traditional sunscreens may be detrimental to skin health.
Physiology of the Skin: Aging and Inflammation
Physiology of the Skin: Inflammation and Aging By: Peter T. Pugliese, MD, and Michael Pugliese
Chronic inflammation is a key player in skin aging.
Facial Massage: More Than Relaxation
skin care clients getting results-oriented facial massage By: Danae Markland
By incorporating the right products into facial massage, treatments can be relaxing and provide results.
Mastering the Treatment of Melasma
Because melasma is a chronic condition with high rates of recurrence, clients who are predisposed to developing melasma may find current treatment modalities needlessly frustrating and difficult. By: Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, and Hratch Karamanoukian, MD
The treatment of this skin disorder can be managed by four core principles.
Are You Considering a Medical Esthetics Career?
medical esthetics training session By: Louis Silberman
As the marketplace grows, there is an increased demand for skilled medical esthetic technicians.
Top 10 Skin Care Industry Trends From Face & Body Midwest 2012
The show floor was hopping with attendees investigating new techniques, purchasing products and visiting with their favorite suppliers. Face & Body Midwest 2012 provided the opportunity to network, grow and learn for skin care professionals throughout the central part of the country. Find out the top 10 trends from the show, check out the event photo gallery and products launched at the show, and learn from the takeaways provided by the top educators in the skin care industry!
The Biology Behind Eczema and Psoriasis
Erythrodermic psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that affects most of the body surface. By: Claudia C. Aguirre, PhD
More and more is being learned about how to identify and address these two challenging skin conditions.
Skin Rejuvenation Devices in the Medical Spa
light-based device By: Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS; Tracy L. Drumm; and Terri A. Wojak
Understanding the details of various device options can help you decide whether or not to incorporate them into your menu of services.

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Mar 09-11, 2013 | Chicago, IL, USA
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