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Multiple-modality Equipment

October 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

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Today, clients actively are seeking to resolve a wide range of visible problems on the skin’s surface without using some of the incredibly invasive methods that currently are available. Most of these problems are related to the aging process of the underlying skin structure. With age, collagen production slows down, causing the dermal layers to lose their density. Expression lines, as well as perioral and periocular wrinkles, appear. Then skin laxity begins and muscles lose their tone, causing deep nasal-labial folds, sagging jowls and a loss of facial contour.

For many years, estheticians were limited in the types of treatments they could offer clients for skin rejuvenation or collagen enhancement. Existing technologies, such as galvanic devices, focused on one part of the problem and were restricted to either a superficial or an intermediate level of the skin.

Device-based esthetic methodology has experienced a renaissance throughout the past five years. Many of these units have been developed recently and offer a multiple-technological approach, such as microdermabrasion devices that have been combined with other modalities, including light-emitting diodes (LED) and microcurrent.

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Choosing Esthetic Equipment

Follow these suggestions to ensure that you make the right equipment choice. Through education, you can make a good, solid investment for your business … and your career.

  • Investigate considerations such as cost, ease of use, training, support and the manufacturer warranty.
  • Find out whether the equipment is upgradable or will become obsolete.
  • Discover whether the apparatus is safe. Has it been approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) or the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)? Does it do what it is meant to do?
  • Purchase equipment from a reputable, established company that is able to answer all your questions.
  • Understand the principles of the technology thoroughly.

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