Overview

Aesthetic health is the art and science of understanding how the signs and symptoms of beauty impact our lives. Aesthetics, or esthetics, is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art. Aesthetic health is represented by overall wellness that reflects in the conditions of skin, hair and nails, and general physique and personal countenance. The psychology of appearance is a key element in defining aesthetic health. The group’s 2021 objectives include:

1) Establish and define the categories of aesthetic health: topical cosmetic, nutritional, medical aesthetic and psychological.

2) Demonstrate the areas of provider application re: cosmetic surgeons, dermatology-cosmetic treatments/procedures, med-esthetic, psycho-dermatology, professional beauty therapists, cosmetologists, estheticians, registered dieticians and nutritionists.

3) Identify categories: post-traumatic, acute and chronic illness; self-perceived body image disorders (BDD); congenital deformity; and aging.

4) Gather current studies related to conditions, treatments and interventions, and influences.

Alison O'Neil

Alison O'Neil
UNITED STATES

Initiative Chair

Alison O’Neil, President & Founder, Beauty Becomes You Foundation, United States
Pioneer of aesthetic health and dermatologic rehabilitation, Alison O’Neil, BS, treats patients with disfiguring diseases and appearance challenges. She is the founder of Beauty Becomes You™, a charitable 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is to fight social isolation, prevent failure to thrive syndrome, and serve the aesthetic health and hygiene needs of senior adults. Her company Aging Beautifully, LLC, globally sources effective and unique raw materials and cosmeceuticals.


Initiative Members

Karen Ballou

Karen Ballou
UNITED STATES

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee
UNITED STATES

Dr. Jayant N. Lokhande

Dr. Jayant N. Lokhande
UNITED STATES

Anita Murray

Anita Murray
IRELAND

Joy Roederer, PhD

Joy Roederer, PhD
UNITED STATES