- Localized inflammation
of the skin as a result of hyperactive sebaceious glands at the base
of the hair follicle.
Vulgaris - Acne resulting from the bacterial infection of cysts
deep within the skin. Without treatment this condition may result in
- Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy which deals in the creation
and appreciation of beauty. In the medicinal field, the processes to
improve the appearance or beauty of skin are called aesthetic procedures.
Hydroxy Acids (AHA) - Acids derived from fruit and milk sugars
and used in creams and lotions. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are believed to
reduce spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
- Reducing inflammation by acting on the body's normal responses
without directly affecting the cause.
-A material that breaksdown or dissolves biologically or by natural
Botox ® Cosmetic
- A purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria,
which reduces the activity of muscles that can cause frown lines.
peeling -The application of a chemical solution to improve the
texture of facial skin by removing its dulled or damaged outer layers.
Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and high strength Alpha-hydroxy acids
(AHA) are often used for this purpose.
-A protein forming the structural grid that holds other skin
structures within the middle layer of the skin.
-The corners or angles of the lips or eye.
Feet - These lines radiate outward
from the corners of the eyes. Also known as periorbital lines.
- The use of cold for treatment of a condition.
-A procedure performed with a special instrument to smooth the
skin's surface. The procedure removes the upper layers of skin and improve
irregularities in the skin surface, such as acne scars or chicken pox
- Relating to
the skin or dermis.
Filler - A substance
injected into the skin to restore volume to the skin and smooth out
-Inflammation of the skin.
- The middle layer and support structure of the skin. This layer
contains blood vessels, nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
- A protein in
the middle layer of the skin that helps maintain resilience and elasticity.
-The outer layer of the skin.
-Growth of cells.
- Redness of the
skin produced by congestion of the capillaries resulting from a variety
- A surgical procedure to remove excessive skin, normally from
the lower part of the face and the chin.
Skin Types - A
scale that divides skin into six different types.
- Type I: White skin that never tans
and always burns easily.
- Type II: White skin that tans slightly
and always burns easily.
- Type III: Light brown skin that
tans gradually and can burn moderately.
- Type IV: Moderately brown skin
that tans well and burns slightly.
- Type V: Dark brown skin that tans
profusely and burns rarely.
- Type VI: Black skin with deep pigmentation
that never burns.
or edges that appear to form when a layer bends back upon itself.
-The tiny shaft in the skin through which hair grows, and sebum
is excreted from the sebaceou glands to the surface of the skin.
Lines - Creases that form between the eyebrows over time. Also
known as frown lines.
Acid -A member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family, is a sugar
cane extract which has the ability to dissolve the stratum corneum and
smooth thickened skin reducing fine lines an wrinkles and correcting
- A reddish-purple
birthmark, also known as "port wine stains."
Acid -A substance found in the connective tissue of the body
that cushions and lubricates. Hyaluronic acid also creates volume in
-Attracting or associating with water.
- A lack of skin
color caused by a deficiency of melanin production or a loss of pre-existing
melanin or melanocytes.
-Sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging
scar due to formation of excessive amounts of collagen during the healing
-A protein that is a primary constituent of hair, nails, and
device that concentrates high amounts of energy into a beam of radiation.
Lines -A loss of volume in fatty tissue between the mouth and
cheeks that creates lines or ridges.
Oily substances that include fats, waxes, and oils. Primary ingredients
of sebum. Free fatty acids can be irritating to the skin.
Lines - The lines that extend downwards from the corners of the
mouth. Also known as oral commissures.
- Dark brown or black pigment of the skin.
- Tan or brown pigmentation, generally located on the forehead,
cheeks, and nose associated with pregnancy and oral contraceptives.
- The use of tiny particles which are blown against the skin
to remove the damaged or aging outer layer and to stimulate the growth
of new cells.
"Whiteheads;" Keratin plugs sometimes seen in patients post
- Relating to both the upper lip and nose.
Folds - The lines which run from the sides of the nose to the
corners of the mouth. Also known as smile lines.
Commissures - The lines that extend downwards from the corners
of the mouth. Also known as marionette lines.
- The process of oxygen taking up electrons resulting in a loss
of efficacy in particular products.
- Small circumscribed, superficial, solid elevation of the skin.
Lines - The lines on the upper lips, also referred to as "smoker's
Lines - The lines and wrinkles around the eyes, also known as
- Damage from sun exposure over time, especially skin wrinkles.
Pre-testing: Testing done before a procedure to determine if any allergic
reactions might occur.
- Coloration of the skin determined by melanin production within
Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - The residual discoloration left
after an underlying skin disease or condition has healed.
- A chronic dermatosis characterized by micro-abscesses and pustules.
- A dermal filler that restores volume to the skin, giving a
smoother, more youthful appearance.
- Any of a group of natural or human-made substances similar
to Vitamin A.
- Surgery of the nose to improve apprearance and/or function.
- A skin wrinkle.
Acid - A member of the Beta Hydroxy Acid family and a lipid soluble
agent used for epidermal exfoliation. Also, has anti-inflammatory properties
that minimize stinging and irritation making it good treatment for acne,
rosacea, and melasma.
Gland - Normal gland of the skin which empties an oily secretion
into the hair follicle.
- Inflammatory skin rash resulting from hyperactive sebaceious
glands in the skin.
Lines - Lines appearing on the cheeks.
Lentigo - A spot on the skin resembling a freckle, except that
its border is more regular, and it contains more melanin pigment. Also
known as "age spots" or "liver spots."
- Under the skin.
- The inner layer of the skin, also called the subcutaneous tissue,
consists mainly of fat and keeps the body warm, stores energy and protects
Protection Factor (SPF) - How many times longer a person wearing
sunscreen can stay in the sun before beginning to burn than they would
without any sunscreen at all.
- Dilated superficial blood vessels, especially of the upper
reticular dermal plexus.
- A group or collection of similar cells that perform a particular
Rays (UV rays) - An invisible form of radiation found in sunlight
that can change and damage skin cells.
Border - The outward edge or border around the lip.
- Skin disorder characterized by patches of non-pigmented whte
patches varying in size.
Lines - Horizontal lines appearing on the forehead. Also known
as forehead lines.
- A ridge on the skin caused by age, fatigue, or other reasons.