Things That Go Bump in the Night
This session will define the skin microbiome—the community of microorganisms that reside not only on the skin but throughout the entire body. It includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and microbes. A balance of skin flora or skin microbiota, is vital to the health of the skin surface. However, an imbalance can rapidly compromise the skin barrier leading to skin diseases that could possibly enter the blood system causing life-threatening situations. Topics that will be covered include bacterial and fungal infections that may impact the skin, and bacteria that may potentially occur in a cosmetology setting.
Alexandra J. Zani
Alexandra J. Zani is an industry strategist as well as an advanced educator. She is an international speaker and researcher with a background in cell biology and medical technology. She has numerous advanced certifications in dermal sciences, spa therapies, microcurrent, LED, and non-ablative laser from throughout the United States and abroad. Along with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck, Zani was the 2016 recipient of the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.
Erin Madigan-Fleck, NMD, LMC, LEI, CDT, CNHP brings more than 30 years of experience to the esthetic and natural health industry. She is a licensed master cosmetologist and esthetics instructor in Georgia, holding certification as a dermatology technician. She has authored many articles for the esthetics industry’s top trade magazines and frequently serves as a guest lecturer and educator at natural health and esthetic institutes. Madigan-Fleck has studied in France and Belgium and was the lead esthetician for the Atlanta, Ga. Center for Plastic Surgery, which specializes in post-op care, plastic surgery and burn patients. Her work in the area continues as a distinguished member of the British Association of Skin Camouflage in the UK. She is also a recipient of the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.
|Time||1 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST|
|Class Period(s)||Class Period 2|