Entries by Lawrence Groop

Skin Anatomy 101: Epidermis

“Your epidermis is showing” said 10 year old me to a boy at recess. Oh, young me thought I was so witty… The epidermis is the skin that covers the entire exterior surface of the human body and is the primary site of interface with the surrounding world. It functions as a protective barrier that prevents […]

10 Common Skin Mistakes

  For most of us our skin care routines are some ritual we stick to, mindlessly doing the same thing day in and day out. Habits can be hard to break, but what if I told you that you were repeating the wrong steps, or doing them out of order? Would you change your ritual? […]

Upcoming Classes 2015

Flex Time 88 Hour Laser Training Class This new option is for the local student who cannot take a full 2 weeks off to complete the course. Great for esthetic students currently taking night classes or those who don’t want to use all their vacation time to increase their skills! Classes will be held 1 […]

Types of Lasers (and non-lasers) 101

Ablative Lasers Carbon Dioxide Laser (CO2) Treats: Deep set wrinkles Acne scars and other scarring Warts Birthmarks Skin tags Saggy skin (encourages collagen production for skin tightening) Skin cancer Corns on feet Moles Sun damage Not good for stretch marks Side Effects: Traditional CO2 lasers took months to heal with a high risk of scarring […]

You’re so vein, the truth about Varicose and Spider Veins!

  Okay, we have all seen them, some of us even have them.  I’m talking about those unsightly spider and varicose veins. The very ones that make you wish swimsuit season was shorter and that pants were mandatory all year long. Instead of hibernating in your air-conditioned house this spring and summer, let’s talk about treatments […]

Why dermaplaning is a great add-on service

  Dermaplaning also known as the shaving of the face, is one of the best add on services in the medical spa industry. We often find our self redistricted in the the add on area due to various contraindications between services. Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians […]

Curvalicious – Les Nouvelles June 2015

  I know, we had you at “curvalicious”! Kris wrote a must read article on Body contouring in the June edition of Les Nouvelles. In this 8 page spread Kris goes over the basics on each of the hot (or cold) body contouring treatments and who is the best candidate for them. Be sure to […]

Chemical Peel Course

8 Hour Online Chemical Peel Course Format(s): Online (non-AZ practitioners only) Location: Online This 8 hour online class will not only teach you how to chemically peel the skin, but skin anatomy and common skin conditions that chemical peels are used for. Enrollees will learn the following subjects: • Skin anatomy • Chemical peel history […]

Dermaplaning Course

4 hour Live Dermaplaning Course Format(s): In person only Locations: Scottsdale, and Boston Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (commonly called peach fuzz). The art and technique of dermaplaning/epidermal leveling utilizes a surgical blade to perform this procedure on the face. Although […]