I love all things spa, including spa and wellness tourism. In my 20 plus years in the esthetic industry, I have seen some of the world’s most exquisite and luxurious spas and had the pleasure of training some of the most educated spa therapists. I remember staying a week in Karlovy Vary in 2006 - a picturesque Czech spa town famous for its mineral springs and sanatoriums. I must admit, although the thermal waters and treatments were remarkable, the same cannot be said of the spa facilities- they looked sterile, lackluster, and generic. They were the perfectly preserved artifact from the 80s and 90s - an era of spa mediocracy.
Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least some form of minor acne. Not all acne has the same causes or succumbs to the same cookie-cutter treatment plan. The first step in treating your client is identifying the symptoms and creating a holistic program encompassing diet recommendations, in-treatment product, and homecare recommendations.
When treating the acneic client, successful results come from a combination of a consistent homecare routine and professional treatments that are tailored to their acneic problems. One of the most important things to remember when treating clients that suffer from acne is that cross-contamination must be eliminated.
Fifteen years ago, before invasive procedures and fillers in twenty-somethings were normalized by influencers, Botox was considered taboo. Today, in an effort to obtain perfectly chiseled facial features and flawless skin, more twenty-somethings than ever are opting for beauty shots. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin procedures have increased 28% since 2010 among 20 to 29-year-olds.