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The Machine Age

Annet King February 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

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Although few can imagine a way of life before the invention of lasers, microchips, electricity and the internal combustion engine, most people always come back to a fundamental reality that human hands contain magic that cannot be replicated by machines. They possess the unique ability to create, communicate and heal.

With this in mind, examine with caution the current onslaught of gadgets and gizmos that is flooding the skin care industry. It is a sad fact that the profession is being crowded with high-tech hardware that barely has been tested for safety, much less efficacy.

Choosing wisely

As you contemplate making a major equipment purchase, ask yourself: “Do I need it?” And, more importantly: “Does it work?” Many therapists purchase expensive equipment for the wrong reasons.

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