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Bounce Back by Targeting Collagen

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Firm, resilient, youthful skin is always in. But there are many processes at play that can sabotage even our best efforts towards this goal. One such process is glycation. In fact, glycation is one of the major contributing factors to collagen breakdown and sagging skin. Glycation affects our body’s most prominent anti-aging protein, collagen. Fortunately, aesthetic professionals know about combating glycation and preserving youthful looking skin.

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Bringing Cosmeceutical Products Into The Practice

Written by: Dr. Alpesh Desai

As a board-certified dermatologist who treats and addresses a variety of skincare concerns, offering cosmeceutical products has added a unique dimension to the business side of the practice as well as to the provision of patient care. It has been a way to grow the practice and also to elevate the care for patients who do not necessarily require medical-grade prescription products.

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Tiny, But Powerful: Mitochondria and the Aging Process

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Many theories of aging focus on processes in the body, but one theory looks at a very specific element of the body: the tiny mitochondria. The mitochondrial theory of aging is related to the free radical theory with a focus on free radical damage to the energy-producing mitochondria. Much research points to the importance of mitochondrial damage as a potential factor in aging.

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Choice Matters: How Genetics and Lifestyle Affect Aging

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Discovering DNA and mapping the human genome was a major feat of modern medicine. Are our genes all-important when it comes to aging and overall health? Even though DNA and genes are important in determining health, research has shed new light on the aging process. As it turns out, DNA is only part of the story. Here, we’ll learn more about human genetics, our DNA, and why lifestyle matters more in aging than you may think.

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Radical Damage: How Free Radicals Age Us

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

After decades of research, the free radical theory is the most prominent and recognized theory of why and how we age. Free radicals have a major impact on not only the health and youth of the skin but on the whole body. An understanding of the impact of free radicals on our skin and the aging process is essential for the aesthetic professional. Let’s dive deeper into the free radical theory and how we can help our clients remain healthy through the years.

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The Gender Differences in Male Skin

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

The aesthetics industry tends to focus on female skincare, but men are increasingly more interested in learning how to care for their skin. Male skincare is one of the fastest growing market segments. Like women, men experience shifts and changes throughout life that impact the skin. Here we will discuss the life stages of men, focusing on considerations of maintaining skin health at any age.

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Epidermal Turnover

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Every tissue in the body needs to go through a renewal process to repair itself. Skin has a youthful, healthy look when epidermal turnover and exfoliation are at their best. Exfoliation, the shedding of cells from the stratum corneum, is part of the normal process of cell renewal in the epidermis. This same term, exfoliation, may be used to describe some aesthetic procedures encouraging cellular shedding. Understanding how and why this process works is helpful for the client and essential for the aesthetic professional performing the procedure.

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Do Our Ancient Origins Play A Role In Aesthetics?

One of the most rewarding aspects of working within the aesthetic industry is being able to daily admire the diverse beauty of humans. While working to enhance the health of each individual’s unique skin type, aesthetic professionals seldom have an opportunity to examine human history and origins.

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