Trends

Largest Increase in Cosmetic Procedures in 2013 Since Before Great Recession

Largest Increase in Cosmetic Procedures in 2013 Since Before Great Recession

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013.

Men Living Alone Have Higher Risk of Death From Skin Cancer

Men Living Alone Have Higher Risk of Death From Skin Cancer

There are differences in prognosis in cutaneous malignant melanoma depending on cohabitation status and gender, according to a new study published in the scientific periodical Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Skin Science

High-risk Melanoma-causing Gene Mutation Discovered

High-risk Melanoma-causing Gene Mutation Discovered

Researchers have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of melanoma.

Stem Cells and Growth Factors: What You Should Know

Stem Cells and Growth Factors: What You Should Know

By: Ben Johnson, MD
Clear up the confusion about the differences between growth factors, stem cells, plant stem cells and other related technologies.

Featured Articles

10 Things to Do to Spring-clean Your Spa

10 Things to Do to Spring-clean Your Spa

By: Deedee Crossett
Just in time for spring, here are 10 things you can do right now to spring-clean your treatment room.

A Sweet Escape: Bees, Honey and Skin Care

A Sweet Escape: Bees, Honey and Skin Care

By: Michele Steinert
Fill clients' need for naturals by offering products and treatments that incorporate honey, beeswax or propolis.

Spa & Supplier News

March 2014—Spa & Supplier News

Spa & Supplier News—March 2014

Highlighting the milestones, awards and growth spas and suppliers in the skin care industry have experienced in March 2014.

Expanded Online Version: A Good Influence With Lisa Dominguez

A Good Influence With Lisa Dominguez

By: Kristen Wegrzyn
This education-based owner sees her spa as her prodigy with a focus on relaxation and wellness.