Medesthetics

NOV-DEC 2016

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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24 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | Med Esthetics DRY SKIN is an inevitable part of aging. "Clinical studies is an inevitable part of aging. "Clinical studies have shown that the level of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) drops with age, leading to dry, fl aky skin and a compromised barrier," says Peter Konish, senior director of innovation and product development at skincare provider NeoStrata. And as scientists have learned more about the true nature of the stratum corneum, it has become increasingly clear that proper hydration is essential for maintaining the skin barrier. Just as the body cannot survive without water, the skin cannot function effi ciently without adequate hydration. By Linda W. Lewis Quenching The Thirst Today's hydrating topicals go far beyond the old one, two, three: occlusives, humectants and emollients. two, three: occlusives, humectants and emollients.

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