Sebaceous Gland Skin Disorders

NOT Infectious     Milia Keratinization of skin over hair follicle causing sebum to accumulate in follicle.  Accompanies dry skin. Appearance: Small hard pearly white cysts Site: upper face, eyelids Treatment:  Therapist/GP may remove milium using sterile lancet to pierce overlying cuticle.  Micro-dermabrasion helps avoid development.  Retinoid creams remove outer epidermal …

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Skin Allergies

Skin protects itself from damage or invasion Mast Cells detect damage and burst, releasing the chemical Histamine Histamine causes blood capillaries to dilate causing the reddening we call Erythema Increased blood flow transports materials in the blood that limit the damage and begin repairs   Allergen = a substance that …

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Abnormal Skin Growths

NOT infectious Psoriasis Cause of psoriasis is unknownAppearance: Red patches Covered in waxy, silvery scales If scales come off from scratching, it bleeds Site:  Elbows, knees, lower back, scalp Treatment:  Steroid creams may bring relief, but no known treatment. Seborrhoeic/senile warts Can be confused with pigmented moles. Appearance: Raised Brown/black …

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The Dermis and Skin Appendages

The Dermis Main function to support epidermis and forms ‘the bulk’ of the skin. Composed of dense connective tissue containing other structures:  lymphatic system, blood vessels and nerves   1.  Papillary Layer Found on the upper surface of the dermis with cone-like projections called papillae (containing nerve endings and blood …

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The Importance of Promoting your Products and Services

Salon benefits = maintaining client interest = awareness of services available = meeting clients on-going and changing needs. Continuously launch new products and services, and encourage clients to try them. As a beauty therapist you need to keep pace with new developments in the beauty industry and inform your clients.  This …

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The Skin

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1.  COMPOSITION OF THE SKIN Cells and Tissue Cells:- Each of the trillions of cells that make up the human body contain chemical substance called protoplasm containing specialised structures essential for our health. If cells cannot function properly, a disorder results. The cell membrane surrounds the cell (barrier btw its …

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Hello world!

Hi everyone, Welcome to Pamper Bay aka Cleeve Healing Room! My name is Suzanne Cowling and I am a high distinction qualified and experienced Beauty and Complementary Therapist in Cheltenham.  I am a mother of two amazing little girls, and have a brilliant partner, Peter Parker, who has three awesome boys, and is a Technical Architect. …

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