customer profile: Kariman Vietzke

November 5, 2014

This week’s Customer Profile comes from Portland, Oregon-based aesthetician Kariman Vietzke of Kariman’s Skin Care.

Name: Kariman Vietzke 

Business: Kariman’s Skin Care

City and State of Business: Portland, OR

1. How long have you been a skin health professional?

2 years.

2. Why did you become a skin health professional?

I went to school for hair design, but fell in love with skin care therapy

3. Tell us about a time you improved a patient’s life by addressing their skin concerns.

I had a bride in her early 30s come to me with really bad acne and hyper-pigmentation on the forehead. After using good quality products, and with the help of LED light and microdermabrasion, it has faded out and she was a very happy bride.

4. Do you have a favorite modality used in the treatment room?

Yes, microdermabrasion and LED light treatments.

5. What makes you a successful skin health professional?

I love what I do and want to really help anyone with skin problems. With PCA it has been a great success in my studio and that is because PCA really works.

6. Why did you choose to partner with PCA SKIN?

I chose to partner with PCA SKIN because the reviews that I read online are amazing.

7. What is your favorite PCA SKIN daily care product and why?

The Rejuvenating Serum, the Intensive Age Refining Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night and also Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex are all amazing anti-age serums that my husband and I use daily because we are getting old! Our skin looks amazing. My husband (52) and myself (almost 40) don’t look our ages at all.

8. What is your favorite PCA SKIN professional treatment and why?

Sensi Peel® and the Esthetique Peel made my pores shrink! I love it.

9. What would you say to a newly certified PCA SKIN professional?

This product works, works, works. I just keep reading the PCA book to get to know the peels better on how, why and when to use them.

If you are a PCA Certified Professional interested in being profiled in this series, please email info@pcaskin.com.

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customer profile: Kerry Benjamin

October 22, 2014

This week’s Customer Profile comes from California-based aesthetician Kerry Benjamin of Kerry Benjamin Skincare.

Name: Kerry Benjamin

Business: Kerry Benjamin Skincare

City and State of Business: Los Angeles, CA

1. How long have you been a skin health professional?

3 years

2. Why did you become a skin health professional?

I became a skin health professional because I have struggled my entire life with eczema and have had to manage my skin on a daily basis.

3. Tell us about a time you improved a patient’s life by addressing their skin concerns.

A client had spent the last 10 years of her life maintaining her breakouts. They “ruled” her world and made her depressed. She told me she had tried everything and nothing worked — every treatment, every medication, every skin line under the sun, and she was still dealing with a very serious breakout when she came to see me.

We did a series of Stacked Skincare treatments every 2 weeks, and after 3 months her skin was 100% clear.

She says she is now “free”! She feels great, now her confidence has been restored and is no longer wearing any makeup.

4. Do you have a favorite modality used in the treatment room? 

I developed Stacked Skincare where I stack various modalities for optimal results. The modalities I use are SilkPeel® Microdermabrasion, PCA SKIN® Peels, dermaplaning and microneedling.

5. What makes you a successful skin health professional?

What makes me successful is my professionalism, my unique treatments and the fact that I truly care about the results for each of my clients. I am always available for my clients via text, call, email, anytime with any questions and I get back to them as soon as I can. They know they can rely on me and I’ve built a solid relationship of trust with them.

6. Why did you choose to partner with PCA SKIN?

PCA SKIN has the best products that truly do transform skin, and world-class customer service.

7. What is your favorite PCA SKIN daily care product and why?

Both the Intensive Clarity Treatment® and the Intensive Age Refining Treatment®.  They are highly effective at treating acne, PIH, UV damage and fine lines.

8. What is your favorite PCA SKIN professional treatment and why?

All of the PCA SKIN peels are my favorite. Especially when stacked with other modalities, the results are quick, effective and with little to no downtime for my clients.

9. What would you say to a newly certified PCA SKIN professional?

I would say you’ve picked one of the top product lines to partner with; highly effective professional treatments that are safe for all skin types and affordable home care products that produce amazing results! Review their online education, there’s tons of great information. And don’t hesitate to call and ask questions; there is always a friendly, knowledgeable person on the other end of the phone happy to help answer any question.

If you are a PCA Certified Professional interested in being profiled in this series, please email info@pcaskin.com.


why a retinol?

January 8, 2013

Vitamin A has been proven to be effective in the fight against acne, aging and uneven skin tone. Although effective, topically applied retinoic acid can often cause irritation in many skin types. In order to maximize the proven retinoid benefits while minimizing downsides, PCA SKIN® created pure retinol formulations with additional ingredients proven to also mitigate the aforementioned conditions. The result is two highly effective and well-rounded formulations designed to deliver unparalleled results.

Daily use of PCA SKIN’s new Intensive Age Refining Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night or Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night, both with 0.5% pure retinol, provides dramatic, visible results. Because of their powerful formulations, patients should be advised to apply the product most appropriate for their skin only twice a week, to begin. Once the patient’s skin becomes accustomed to the pure retinol content, you can then increase the dose, working up to daily, nighttime use.

The unique aspect of these formulations and what sets them apart from the rest is the fact that they are tailored to address specific skin types and conditions. Retinoid products are often made with a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. Those types of products can be successful for some, but not for others. PCA’s specially formulated retinol products deliver stabilized, pure retinol in conjunction with ingredients designed to provide additional benefits, depending on the formulation chosen. Most skin types and conditions can benefit from the use of a retinol in their daily care regimen.