Spa Hospitality

Arrived last night in Charlotte, NC.  Nothing beats Southern hospitality!  Having dinner with our new rep group, I was so appreciative that they had me to their home for a fabulous dinner (amazing carpaccio on a beautiful, frozen pink salt slab that looked like an art...

Microdermabrasion VS Dermaplane

The skin care industry is changing and evolving every day. As a medical Aesthetician I have seen many different treatment methods come and go. Microdermabrasion is one method that has been popular for quite a few years and was a “craze” there for a bit, but just...

Product and Pregnancy

What products and treatments are safe for my clients while pregnant? This is a very common question and the answer is very complicated with a lot of gray area. In a world where there are many opinions about what is and isn’t healthy in general, people get even more...

Extractions on a First Time Client

There are a variety of ways to extract open/closed comedones and pustules. It takes practice and tools that are effective in reducing any trauma to the surrounding skin tissue. During our recent clinical study, I was performing our 02 Clear Facial on an acne-prone...

The Deal on Peels

As with most professions, when I graduated from Esthetics school I was just starting my actual training. Sure I learned the basic skill needed to perform my job, but to really get my feet wet I had to put myself in advanced training classes for everything from...

Real Men Use Moisturizer

Real men use moisturizer!  Moisturizer is an important final step in your shaving and/or daily skincare regimen.  It helps to soothe the skin and avoid irritation, delivers skin-healing nutrients and helps to restore the skin’s moisture level leaving it hydrated and...

Pre-Cancerous Lesion – Why Me?

The story of how I became an Aesthetician began when I was a little girl.  I was fascinated by makeup and creams.  I would watch, in awe, infomercials about various creams that would make wrinkles and imperfections disappear in front of my eyes; or makeup that would...

Rosacea, PMS…and Nationality?

If you are following me on Facebook, you probably noticed that during the month of April (Rosacea Awareness Month), I posted several articles about rosacea, its causes, remedies, things to avoid, lifestyle changes, what it is, etc.  From all the reading I have done,...

Beat the Summer Blues

Summer can be a very difficult time for a Spa and especially a Med Spa. People are either leaving for the summer, vacationing, busy with kids, or not opting for summer laser due to sun. Finding creative profitable avenues can be very challenging, but there are a...