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10 10, 2017

Stimulating the Immune System With Icy Water

By | 2017-10-10T18:55:50+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Stimulating the Immune System With Icy Water

If a person finds themselves constantly suffering from the flu or any colds, then that just means one thing: their immune system is weak and needs a serious boosting. Everyone has had a weakened immune system at some point or another, but some people seem to constantly have a low immunity. That’s why they need [...]

10 10, 2017

Hearing Loss

By | 2017-10-10T18:51:40+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Hearing Loss

Progressive, irreversible hearing loss can result from radiation therapy and platinum-based chemotherapy drugs such as carboplatin and cisplatin. The drugs damage the hair cells of the inner ear, making the ear less responsive to sound waves. A 2010 study by German scientists showed that hearing loss is worst among patients who were younger when they [...]

10 10, 2017

Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy – Retinol

By | 2017-10-10T18:49:36+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy – Retinol

Retinol in topical skin care products are a less concentrated version of tretinoin, a prescription vitamin A derivative that is highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of aging. Tretinoin decreases fine lines, evens skin color, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production. There are numerous people who cannot tolerate [...]

21 08, 2017

Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

By | 2017-10-09T16:14:12+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

This 2 day class offers training in remedial and medical camouflage makeup which plays an important role in the recovery for patients who have undergone plastic and reconstructive surgery, or they have facial disfigurements or skin discoloration. This on class prepares the esthetic professional to offer this valuable service either in the spa or clinical [...]

21 08, 2017

Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

By | 2017-10-09T16:24:33+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

Tamoxifen, sold under the brand name Nolvadex among others, is a medication that is used to prevent breast cancer in women and treat breast cancer in women and men. One of the side effects of Tamoxifen is hyperpigmention. In doing more research on this drug, research shows that human melanocytes exposed to estrogen levels generally [...]

21 08, 2017

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

By | 2017-10-09T16:24:42+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

To date, men 52 years + are found to outnumber women with this type of skin cancer, but women are getting more BCC’s than before. Your clients that are working in occupations that require numerous hours of being in the sun, or for those just spending leisure time in the sun each day are particularly [...]

21 08, 2017

Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) aka Cording

By | 2017-10-09T16:32:57+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) aka Cording

We posted up on social media mid-end July about the Breast Cancer Rehab and Wellness Summit that was going live for free viewing. Not sure how many estheticians were able to view the videos. Some of the video’s that I viewed were extremely informative to what we do and this is another learning platform where [...]

17 07, 2017

5-FU for Keloid Scar Reduction

By | 2017-07-17T05:44:25+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on 5-FU for Keloid Scar Reduction

This multi-purpose drug known as Flourouracil (5-fluorouracil or 5-FU) aka Adrucil® is popping up again….we know this drug is commonly used as a chemotherapy drug for various cancers such as breast CA, colorectal CA, head and neck cancers and others, plus skin cancer known as superficial basal cell carcinoma.  We do know that this drug [...]

17 07, 2017

Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

By | 2017-07-17T05:40:26+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

Natural therapists (Naturopathic Medicine) have been using phytoestrogens for their patients with hormone-driven cancers for several decades.  Successfully.  They have had to rely on the anecdotal evidence of the patients that were successfully treated with them.  It appears that phytoestrogens have been shown to be beneficial and protective. The understanding is that phytoestrogens exert a [...]

17 07, 2017

Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

By | 2017-07-17T05:35:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

Natural oils have been used as topical skin and body care treatments for the skin for years – so what are the best oils than will benefit the skin?  Many oils contain oleic acid and/or linoleic acid.  Research indicates oils with a higher oleic acid content are NOT beneficial to an impaired skin barrier.  Oleic [...]

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OAFT) + APPEARANCE RECOVERY : SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS : APPEARANCE RECOVERY – SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm