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Aesthetics 101 (Part 3): The 6R's of Aesthetics

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This is part 3 of our Aesthetics 101 series. The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery program revolves around the principle known as the 4R's of Aesthetics. Here, we would like to cover a slightly broader principle known as the 6R's of Aesthetics.


If you try every anti-aging product and procedure you read about online or in a magazine, you would have very fast run out of money. How do you decide on the best options for your needs?

In order to declutter your aesthetic lifestyle, you could consider the 6R's of aesthetics principle in order to categorise your decision making in terms of aesthetic related products and services.

The 6R's treatments as per the name implies, can be broken down into six main categories.


#1: RELAXATION

Many of the wrinkles on your face are what doctors refer to as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused when the muscles of your face are active. For example, when you squint, the action in the muscles around your eyes cause c…

Aesthetics 101 (Part 2): Human Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Pathology: Basic Science for Aesthetics

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This is part 2 of our Aesthetics 101 series.


Human Physiology for Aesthetics
Why do we need to know human physiology?
"Physiology' is the study of the 'functions' of the human body. For easier comprehension, the body is usually categorized using the 'systems' approach again (as in part 1 of our aesthetics 101 series):
Integumentary System (The integumentary system includes hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails.)cardiovascular systemgastrointestinal systemnervous systemrespiratory systemendocrine systemurino-genital systemmusculo-skeletal systemhematological system
You have an overview of what the 'skin' is in part 1, now you will need to know the functions (why, when and how) of the skin. Why is it important? You need to know what is normal before you know what is abnormal. What is the normal PH of the skin? Why are there pigments in the skin and what are their functions? What is the sebaceous gland and it's function?  Physiology is also an important b…