Course: 2022 Integrative Esthetician Track Lectures
2022 Integrative Esthetician Track Lectures
Aliesh Pierce, LE +7
  1. Cosmetic Chemistry: Science or a Fad - Hari M. Behl, PhD
  2. Let’s Get to the Point: An Evidence Based Comparison of Nano Infusion, Microchanneling and Microneedling - Millicent Russo, LE LEI CLT LSO
  3. Is Your Client’s Diet A Healthy Skin Dealbreaker? - Jennifer Fugo, MS CNS LDN
  4. Skin Microbiome and the Influence of Skin Care Ingredients - Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
  5. Self Care Strategies and Rollief for Practitioners - Cathy Favelle, LE
  6. Understanding Gua Sha as a TCM Practice - Sandra Chiu, LAc MSTCM
  7. Exploring Skin Care Ingredients: Botanicals and Beyond Panel   - Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP Panelists: Aliesh Pierce, LE, Cassandra Quave, PhD, Hari M Behl, PhD


User: Aliesh Pierce
Aliesh Pierce

Aliesh Pierce, LE is the author of Milady’s Aesthetics Series: Treating Diverse Pigmentation, a textbook educating estheticians about multi-ethnic protocols. She began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist in Milan. Moving back to the states, she attracted celebrity clients like Queen Latifah, India. Arie, Ming Na Wen, and the Obama family. However, when she wanted to get to the core of her client’s concerns, she turned to skincare and has been a licensed esthetician for 17 years.


Her aesthetics career includes holding positions as the Director of Education for DMK Skin Revision and Veria Ayurvedic Skincare, the Marketing Manager for R&E Cosmetics Labs, and the Product Training Specialist for Vitality Institute. She also had a hand in formulating products for Daily Concepts and the new Viola Rouge cosmetics line.


Aliesh has been the keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States, as well as Switzerland, Italy, and China.


She currently divides her time working as an independent consultant, creating courses for her e-learning platform AskAliesh.com, and offering transformative skincare services at her skin treatment studio in Philadelphia, PA.

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User: Cassandra Quave
Cassandra Quave

Dr. Cassandra Quave is Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, where she leads antibiotic drug discovery research initiatives and teaches undergraduate courses on medicinal plants, food and health. Trained as a medical ethnobotanist, her research is focused on the documentation and biochemical analysis of botanical remedies used in the traditional treatment of infectious and inflammatory skin disease. To date, she has authored more than 60 publications, 2 edited books and 3 patents. Dr. Quave is a Past President of the President of the Society for Economic Botany, an international society with the mission of fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic Channel, and featured on NPR and several major news outlets. Learn more about her research by visiting her website or following her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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User: Cathy Favelle
Cathy Favelle

Cathy Favelle, LE, E-RYT is an integrated esthetician as well as a functional movement trainer, yoga instructor, SFMR (self-myofascial release therapy) ball trainer, Reiki practitioner and founder of CoreQuest Yoga Studio & Skin Care Spa. In her esthetics practice she combines both clinical and holistic modalities for a corrective and preventive approach to optimal skin health. Her esthetics practice is continually booked out months in advance serving a niche pro-aging clinetele. In her movement studio Cathy's passion is in providing clients with an empowered approach to body, mind and spirit health focusing on the 4 P's. Pain, Posture, Performance and Peace. She is a successful 6-figure solopreneur business owner, award winning esthetician and champion of empowering others to live their best lives with ease, grace and a splash of spice.

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User: Hari M Behl
Hari M Behl

Dr. Hari Behl is a Scientific Consultant with Cross functional Leadership in businesses from R&D on herbal, natural products for personal care, health and wellness, quality control (ISO 9001:2015 and other relevant ISO standards, cGMP) of processes and products, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Sustainable development protocols, IPR, and Innovations for Product Development (including development of prototypes).

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Jennifer Fugo

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS, LDN is a licensed clinical nutritionist empowering people failed by conventional approaches to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. Because she’s overcome a long history of gut issues and eczema, Jennifer has empathy and insight to help her clients discover missing pieces and create doable integrative plans.

She has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Reuters, Yahoo!, CNN, and many podcasts and summits. Jennifer is the host of the Healthy Skin Show podcast.

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User: Millicent Russo
Millicent Russo

Millicent Russo, LE LEI CLT LSO WFR is on a mission to elevate the aesthetics industry. She founded the Integrated Aesthetics Institute and the Integrated Aesthetics Association. Both provide high quality aesthetic education and business building opportunities. She is know for her well researched, through and detail oriented presentations. Millicent provides a boutique style - world class educational experiences in an engaging atmosphere.


Her alumni are some of the most successful in the industry. She is a consultant for physicians, nurses and aesthetics schools. She lectures around the country and trains educators of professional skin care brands. She was named a ‘Top 20 Entrepreneur of 2022’ by Phoenix Magazine. She will be hosting the 2023 Men’s Esthetics Conference and will be a Skin Games judge in 2023.

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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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User: Sandra Chiu
Sandra Chiu

Sandra is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and the founder of Treatment by Lanshin. In practice for over a decade, she focuses on treating skin disorders and skin rejuvenation because she believes the future of skin health will greatly evolve with the unique approach of Chinese medicine. Specially trained in dermatology, she uses Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to resolve common skin problems like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

Through her many years of correcting pain and tension patterns of the body, Sandra has developed a deep understanding of structural and tissue relationships that she now applies to her work rejuvenating skin and face. Using acupuncture, facial gua sha, cupping, and other Chinese medically derived techniques, she has developed methods of correcting tissue tension patterns that she believes lead to common aging concerns like sagging skin, premature wrinkling, etc.

Providing education to clients is of key importance to Sandra’s work in helping them create lasting patterns of health and vitality. Teaching self-care and home practices have become an increasingly larger aspect of her work for this reason. Currently, Sandra teaches Facial Gua Sha Self-care workshops at home and across the country and plans to continue adding new classes to her roster.

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