Hi My Beauties!
In this post, we’ll cover a number of topics surrounding anti-aging skincare, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and much more.
For more in depth information from my time at this medical conference, make sure to watch the related video on YouTube!
I'm thrilled to give you a recap on my recent experience at an exclusive academic meeting in the field of esthetics. This gathering brought together some of the brightest minds and experts in dermatology, and I'm excited to share the incredible insights I gained.
Clock Genes and Skin Health
We’ll kick things off with something I find truly intriguing – clock genes. These genes encode proteins in our skin cells that enable them to distinguish between day and night, following a circadian rhythm. During the day, our skin plays defense, while at night, it switches to offense. Understanding these genes and their functions can revolutionize our skincare routines, impacting cellular renewal, DNA repair, and more. I recommend morning exfoliation to jumpstart the day with fresh, rejuvenated skin.
Autophagy's Role in Treating Melasma
We learned a lot about the role of autophagy in addressing melasma. Autophagy is a cellular process that promotes programmed cell death, vital for maintaining healthy skin cells. By upregulating autophagy, we can effectively tackle issues like hyperpigmentation. This insight opens up new possibilities for skincare treatments and could be a game-changer in melasma management.
PRX: Low-Downtime Skin Resurfacing
Another interesting topic of discussion was PRX — a groundbreaking approach to skin resurfacing with minimal downtime. Unlike traditional chemical peels, PRX is a low to no downtime solution. It combines TCA, hydrogen peroxide, and kojic acid to enhance skin texture and tone. This approach is gaining popularity for its efficacy without the need for extended recovery periods.
Pico Lasers for Skin Texture and Even Skin Tone
Moving on to Pico lasers, specifically Pico toning. This is a precise and fast laser treatment that targets melanin and hemoglobin in the skin. Pico toning is particularly effective for addressing concerns on the neck and chest, delivering impressive results with minimal downtime.
Phenol Peels and Acne Scars
Phenol peels, known for their strength, have found new applications in dermatology. They are proving highly effective in treating acne scars and idiopathic hypomelanosis – a condition characterized by white spots on the skin. This innovative use of phenol peels represents a promising development in the field.
Ear Rejuvenation with Phenol Peels
Interestingly, phenol peels are also being utilized for ear rejuvenation, addressing the often-overlooked issue of volume loss and texture changes in earlobes. This innovative approach is gaining traction and could revolutionize ear aesthetics.
Risks and Complications from under-trained Practitioners at MediSpas
I have to again emphasize the importance of navigating the evolving landscape of dermatology carefully. I want to protect you guys from experiencing potentially life-long complications. It's essential for patients to ensure their providers are qualified to manage potential complications. In this field, the expertise of a qualified medical professional is irreplaceable.
At our conference this weekend, many practitioners spoke up about the many complications being sent to their office from under trained medispas. I will do a dedicated video on this topic soon — stay tuned.
In the ever-evolving realm of cosmetic dermatology, staying informed and seeking out qualified professionals is paramount. I hope my insights from the recent academic meeting have shed light on exciting developments and emerging treatments. As you explore the world of skincare and rejuvenation, remember to always prioritize safety and expertise for best results.
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