Nanci McArdle

Sleek Silhouettes

Learn about the latest cellulite technologies, treatments, and products, and discover new ways to market them to your clients.

A Fresh Face

While there are myriad procedures to help clients improve their appearance, microdermabrasion can maximize the benefits of other treatments and boost your bottom line. “The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the upper layers for skin rejuvenation, dates back as far as 1500 B.C., when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars,” says Mark Pinsley, president of DermaMed Solutions. “Since the development of microdermabrasion machines in 1985, it continues to be one of the top five...

A Clean Slate

Market microdermabrasion as a complementary service to your medical spa treatments, and leave your clients glowing.
While there are myriad procedures to help clients improve their appearance, microdermabrasion can maximize the benefits of other treatments and boost your bottom line. “The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the upper layers for skin rejuvenation, dates back as far as 1500 B.C., when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars,” says Mark Pinsley, president of DermaMed Solutions. “Since the development of microdermabrasion machines in 1985, it continues to be one of the top five...

A Fruitful Endeavor

The benefits of the ancient fig will help refresh and reinvigorate both your clients’ complexions and your treatment menu.
As one of the oldest fruits, figs are steeped in history. From the Bible’s first mention of Adam and Eve clothing themselves in fig leaves to the fruit’s myriad appearances in Greek mythology, figs have played a major role throughout the years. Now, they are taking center stage in the skincare arena. In addition to their calming and relaxing scent, figs are one of the desert’s most nutrient-dense foods, and their sweet flesh is softening and conditioning for the skin,...

A Fungus Among Us

The term “magical mushrooms” takes on an entirely different meaning when it comes to skincare.
Popular in the ‘70s for their hallucinogenic effects, mushrooms have since become known for their health benefits, instead. Neither a fruit nor a vegetable, several varieties of this fleshy fungus are packed with antioxidants and vitamins, which make them a delicious and nutritious food. Now, mushrooms have been gaining popularity in the spa arena because of the skin-saving benefits of many of its varieties. Numerous skincare lines offer products featuring mushrooms to help clients with everything from hyperpigmentation to rosacea...

Laser Focus

laser treatment
These days, laser therapy is a staple on most medical spa menus. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of laser skin-resurfacing procedures has more than doubled since the year 2000. With minimal pain, discomfort, or downtime, laser therapy is a much-requested treatment used for a variety of cosmetic issues because of these benefits. Offering laser services is not only advantageous for clients but also lucrative for medical spas, because it typically takes several treatments to achieve...

Laser Focus

Learn innovative ways to breathe new life into your spa’s laser therapy options.
These days, laser therapy is a staple on most medical spa menus. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of laser skin-resurfacing procedures has more than doubled since the year 2000. With minimal pain, discomfort, or downtime, laser therapy is a much-requested treatment used for a variety of cosmetic issues because of these benefits. Offering laser services is not only advantageous for clients but also lucrative for medical spas, because it typically takes several treatments to achieve...

The Lime Light

Freshen up your treatment menu by offering a twist on the usual citrus selection.
As a spa professional, you are no doubt aware of the skin-saving benefits of citrus-centric products and treatments in your spa. While most menus feature a number of facials, massages, and wraps utilizing various citrus fruits, there are several that often take center stage, such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit. But recently, limes are gaining recognition in the skincare arena as a refreshing alternative. Known as the lemon’s little green cousin, lime has all the benefits of other often-used citrus...

Needle Points

Clients are hunting for the fountain of youth. And as more injectables enter the market, it is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for them to find it with just the prick of a needle. “More patients are opting for fillers to achieve a non-surgical facelift, rather than going under the knife,” says Whitney Bowe, M.D., assistant medical director for cosmetic and laser services at Advanced Dermatology PC (Westchester, NY). “By combining deeper, long-lasting fillers with more superficial fillers, we are...

Let There Be Light

LEDs
Light-Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is an ideal addition to a medical spa’s repertoire of services, because it is painless, non-invasive, and has virtually no recovery time. There are several different forms of LED therapy, with each color or combination of lights targeting a specific purpose. Because LED therapy can be used for multiple reasons, it is important to discuss with your client the exact results they are looking to achieve so you can give them the most effective treatment. For...

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