The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa-Dallas, TX

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The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa-Dallas, TX
May 6, 2018
February 5, 2018

Join us on May 6 & 7 at the 2018 Dallas Congress to breathe new life into your career and services with fresh inspiration.
We have scheduled a program packed with the best in the industry. 
All-inclusive admission includes:

Main Stage Lectures and Demos

 • Mindfulness Conference • Makeup Conference • Marketing Conference
All Workshops
Exhibit Hall flooded with hundreds of exhibitors

Circadia Class Schedule

Sunday May 6, 2018 @ 2:00pm

Room 3-4

Speaker: Michael Pugliese


Acids are widely used in professional skin care, but some confusion still exists regarding what acids are and exactly how they affect the physiology of the skin. This comprehensive seminar will address the relationship between pH and the strength of peeling acids. Understanding the concepts behind percentages, buffering and pK values will take your results to the next level. Dive into the benefits and drawbacks of Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, and Mandelic Acids and the physiological responses to their application. This class is a must for all professionals, from beginner estheticians to seasoned professionals; all attendees will receive a professional peel certificate.

Sunday, May 6 2018 @ 4:00pm

Room 3-4

Speaker: Michael Pugliese


Hyperpigmentation is a complicated condition faced by many skin care professionals and consumers alike. This presentation will explore the mechanisms of melanin formation and melanocyte function as well as associated states of hyper-hypo pigmentation. Learn why the enzymes tyrosinase, phenylalanine oxidase, and newly discovered lightening mechanisms such as melanasome transfer (MIT) and melanin stimulating hormones (MSH) inhibitors are key components in melanin formation. Methods to reduce melanin by exfoliation and inhibition of melanin formation through enzyme blockage will be presented as well as specific treatments for melasma, inflammatory hyperpigmentation and photo damage.

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