JUL 2019

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The Peel Deal A Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology study revealed that chemical peels are a more effective, tolerable and satisfying procedure for periorbital hyperpigmenation (dark undereye circles) than injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Researchers randomly divided 42 patients into two groups: One received four sessions of chemical peeling using trichloroacetic and lactic acids, while the other under went four sessions of PRP injections at two-week inter vals. Digital photographs were used to assess outcomes based on a four-degree scale, ranging from poor to excellent. In the chemical peel group, 38 percent of patients had excellent results and 47.6 percent had good results, while only 4.8 percent of the PRP contingent had good results and zero had excellent improvement. Some of the chemical peel patients experienced itching (14.3 percent) and redness (14.3 percent), while PRP patients experienced pain (23.8 percent) and edema (14.3 percent). IN THE NEWS 60 @dayspamagazine • July 2019 © GETTY IMAGES Wellness Watch European bathing circuits are becoming more popular in U.S. spas both large and small, some of which are extending or even replacing treatment rooms with hydrothermal self-service experiences, reports Design for Leisure (DFL), a business that has created such spaces for the spa at the Venetian in Las Vegas, among others. "Not only does European-inspired hot/cold contrast therapy offer signifi cant health and wellness benefi ts for guests, the self-service areas also have a tremendous ROI and are a great alternative to staffed spa treatment rooms, which can be underutilized and expensive to maintain," says Don Genders, CEO of DFL. Praised for reducing infl ammation and healing injuries in addition to relaxing tense muscles, it's no wonder that such hydrotherapy circuits may be the next wellness wave. Another trend growing globally is "prescribing nature," according to the Global Wellness Summit (GWS). Beginning last October, doctors in Shetland, Scotland, were authorized to offer nature prescriptions to their patients to help treat a range of affl ictions, including high blood pressure, anxiety and depression; and "green exercise" is sprouting up in the fi tness industry, with companies like Biofi t in London designing outdoor gyms, as well as greener workout interiors that incorporate plants and other natural materials. Additionally, The Westin Hotel group offers RunWestin, in which highly customized programs are developed in conjunction with nature. "Hotels and spas are taking advantage of their often intrinsically beautiful locations to offer more outdoor programming, and marketing it to their guests more creatively. There is a real desire to connect guests to natural surroundings, and this presents an incredible opportunity for destinations around the world," points out the GWS.

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