International Association for Applied

CORNEOTHERAPY

A Corneotherapist is someone who practices the remedial skin treatment methodology of Corneotherapy. 

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Corneotherpy

A Corneotherapist is someone who practices the remedial skin treatment methodology of Corneotherapy. Corneotherapists are generally skin treatment practitioners or medical estheticians, however, Corneotherapy is also practised by some dermatologists.

Why are Corneotherapists different to other skincare providers such as estheticians and beauty therapists?
The methodology of Corneotherapy requires a greater understanding of the skin than established esthetics and beauty therapy training provides as its focus is the repair and maintenance of the skin barrier defence systems rather than the simple application of moisturisers.
The goal of the Corneotherapist is to address the cause of the skin conditions, not merely treat the symptoms.

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The Community for Corneotherapy Professionals

What is a Corneotherapist?

A Corneotherapist is someone who practices the remedial skin treatment methodology of Corneotherapy. Corneotherapists are generally skin treatment practitioners or medical...

History of Corneotherapy

The term Corneotherapy was first defined by the American dermatologist Professor A. M. Kligman in the mid 1960’s, when  he and his associates demonstrated  that substantial...

Science of Corneotherapy

The objective of regenerating the skin is a concept just as old as cosmetics itself.  Aesthetic cosmetics show how we would like to look after the regeneration; however caring or...

What is Corneotherapy

Corneotherapy is a remedial skin treatment methodology with its core principle being the repair and maintenance of the skin barrier defence systems. As the name suggests,...

Benefits of IAC Membership

First and foremost, being a member of a professional society establishes you as a career professional.  You officially have demonstrated your interest and commitment to advancing...

What is the IAC

The International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (I.A.C.) is a registered, non-profit association with purposes and objectives dedicated to the advancement of scientific...

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