ASCP Skin Deep

MAY | JUNE 2019

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ascp now offers advanced modality insurance! 19 beautybuzz INDUSTRY NEWS Research Rules Stats and studies to keep your career moving forward ISPA LAUNCHES 20TH YEAR OF US SPA INDUSTRY STUDY The International SPA Association (ISPA) launched the 2019 ISPA US Spa Industry Study in January, marking the 20-year anniversary of the study. Commissioned by the ISPA Foundation and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, this study focuses on what is known as the "Big Five" statistics: total revenues, spa visits, average revenue per visit, the number of spa locations, and staffing levels within the US spa industry, and also gives a deeper dive into compensation and workforce trends. To learn more, visit Natural Acne Care Antibiotics are a standard treatment for acne, but new treatments are being researched due to the rise of antibiotic resistance. One potential alternative is a cream formulated with propolis, tea tree oil, and aloe vera (PTAC), which was shown to effectively reduce acne scars, erythema, and lesions, according to the findings of a recent study. In the study, PTAC was found to reduce erythema scars and speed healing time, which was seen as early as the first 15 days of treatment. Participants treated with PTAC experienced significant reductions in acne severity index and total lesion count compared with those treated with erythromycin cream. "Further studies are highly recommended using larger numbers of patients with a more extended experimental period," concluded the researchers. Read the full study at with-a-combination-of-propolis-tea- tree-oil-and-aloe-peer-reviewed-article- CPAA. Money-Making Medispa Treatments Salon Today reports the US medical spa industry will reach approximately $6 billion by 2022. Looking to advance your education? Check out these top revenue-generating treatments of 2018. Read the full article here: Botox Botox remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market, and its popularity continues to skyrocket, so much so that Botox procedures have grown 819 percent since 2000. Dermabrasion Facials The percentage of microdermabrasion procedures performed in the US has dropped more than 8 percent since 1997, but with new and improved forms of dermabrasion, percentages are expected to increase in 2019. Dermal Fillers With fuller lips becoming a trend in 2018, the percentage of soft-tissue fi llers has grown by 321 percent since 2000. Body Contouring The percentage of body contouring procedures conducted in the US has increased by more than 104 percent since 2000.

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