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New member benefit! Get the ASCP SkinPro app at 93 ASCP SKINPRO APP Second Opinion Need confirmation on a treatment decision? ASCP has an app for that by Maggie Staszcuk YOU'VE GOT THE KNOWLEDGE, THE SKILLS, AND THE DRIVE, but sometimes you need to consult with another skin pro. That's why ASCP has created an exciting new app that informs and validates your treatment decisions—ASCP SkinPro! Included with ASCP membership, ASCP SkinPro is designed to aid in skin analysis by putting the essential knowledge of contraindications for common skin-related conditions and ingredients at your fingertips. SKINPRO EXPLAINED Picture this: While consulting with your client, they tell you their skin is sensitive. They suffer from acne and have had allergic reactions to skin care products that contain ingredients like retinol and alpha hydroxy acids. After you perform your skin analysis, it appears your client may actually have papulopustular rosacea. With such a reactive skin condition, this would explain their struggles with active skin ingredients. You're pretty sure you know how to proceed with treatment, but you want to be sure. With access to the ASCP SkinPro app on your phone, you're able to search for rosacea quickly and easily. You learn that rosacea is a genetic condition of the skin characterized by redness, dilation of blood vessels, and, in severe cases, formation of papules and pustules, primarily on the nose and cheeks. Your client's "acne" condition sounds and looks a lot like rosacea. While you are not diagnosing your client's condition, you can confirm you should proceed with caution when treating clients with rosacea. ASCP SkinPro suggests you avoid aggressive foamy cleansers, skin care products with alcohol, stimulating ingredients like menthol or mint, and fragranced products in general. This validates your treatment decision.

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