Maskne Treatments

Modality Options to Increase Spa Revenue

Face mask acne is an entirely new clinical condition arising from the COVID-19 virus response. There is a strong need for care and savvy skin care professionals recognize the business opportunity. In this article, I will address service modalities for the treatment of this condition.

Your clients are new to the practice of wearing a mask. Masks present a barrier collecting virus, bacteria, molds and fungus. Your clients will be utilizing a variety of different mask materials for varying amounts of time. Some clients will be wearing the mask for many hours continuously, while others will wear a mask intermittently. The effects on facial skin are a result of time worn, frequency of replacement and type of material.

THE EFFECTS OF FACE MASKS

Mask wearing exposes skin to a number of undesirable effects. Skin is exposed to excess moisture, heat, microbial proliferation, mechanical irritation, anaerobic environment and allergic stimulus. Tight fitting elastic band masks cause compression, impairing lymphatic drainage and proper blood flow. Skin which has evolved to be open and breathing, is now thrust into an unfamiliar environment.

The mask creates a comodonogenic environment. Bacteria proliferation is promoted by moisture, heat and increased anaerobic environment. Bacteria are able to thrive where they were once held in check. Homeostasis balance is shifted in favor of the P Acne bacteria. These P acne bacteria thrive in the depths of pores and hair follicles.

Skin which has evolved to be open and breathing is now thrust into an unfamiliar environment.

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Dr. Craig Wenborg
Dr.CWenborg@lne.com

Dr. Craig Wenborg is CEO of SpaSerums™. He originated Oxygen Facial Infusion® and holds the registered service mark. Previous publications include Oxygen Facials, Red Carpet Service or Serious Skin Care and The Esthetic Benefits of Oxygen Skin Care.



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