22600 Ventura Blvd #103, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
In an ever changing and evolving climate, our skin and our clients’ skins are suffering from constant inflammation that will need to be acknowledged and addressed. During sun exposure, physiological reactions occur, triggered by a network of cellular interactions between keratinocytes, mast cells, fibroblasts, dermal vasculature over melanocytes and dermal inflammation, playing an important role in the hyperpigmentation and activation of melasma lesions. You will learn who's at risk, signs and symptoms, self-care guidelines, when to seek medical care and treatments. Morning study will emphasize: Recognizing the etiology and physiological aspects of melanogenesis, mechanisms of action and possible preventive measures, physiological reactions during sun exposure, interactions of Epidermal Skin Cells and Dermal inflammation, reviewing the pathogenesis of melasma, causes of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and the different approaches to the treatment of pigmentation that estheticians are facing in an everyday basis. The afternoon will have a demonstration on a hyperpigmentation treatment.