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Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment, 1st Edition

  • Mark Lees
  • ISBN-10: 1133280315  |  ISBN-13: 9781133280316
  • 239 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 42.95
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About

Overview

Acne is not just an adolescent concern; problem skin can continue into adulthood. Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment is a science-based practical guide for treating clients of all ages who are suffering from acne and other skin problems. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format that educates as it makes concepts clear and simple to implement. Sections on "treatment" demonstrate analysis techniques and clinical hands-on treatment methods. While there is no cure, acne and other skin problems can be brought under control through diligent topical esthetic care.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-color images outline typical skin problems and demonstrate treatment techniques that can be implemented immediately.
  • Information is presented to teach about ingredients rather than specific products.
  • Learn how to develop individualized treatments and effective, step-by-step, home-care programs.
  • Information about factors that cause or irritate acne-prone skin, including diet, environment, and cosmetics, helps to develop a proactive regimen.
  • A special chapter on medical treatment and referrals demonstrates how to work together with physicians in order to achieve whole, complete skincare results.
  • Various case studies with before and after treatment photos help relate the content to real world examples.

Table of Contents

1. Acne Anatomy & Physiology.
2. Heredity & Hormones.
3. Hormones.
4. Environmental Factors.
5. Dietary Factors.
6. Cosmetic factors.
7. Myths & Facts.
8. Analysis/History/Consultation.
9. Clearing Concepts.
10. Clinic Treatments.
11. Medical Referral & Treatment.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"It makes a great "refresher" for licensed professionals. For beginners/new students, it is easy to follow and understand even without prior knowledge of the subject. Contains material that is important to the esthetician, does not contain useless material that does not pertain to the topic."

— Jillian Motyl, Mondello Medical Spa, Dundee, FL

"Many topics covered to help give a broad perspective for understanding how acne forms, is treated, and is cared for long term. This gives the esthetician the reference to fall back upon as s/he builds their career and helps those with acne."

— Ruth Ann Holloway, Dermal Dimensions Skin Care. Providence, UT

"Excellent discussion on the external factors that affect breakout activity in the Environmental Factors chapter. Updated and relevant information regarding essential fatty acids in the Dietary Factors chapter. The Cosmetic Factors chapter goes into excellent detail and provides specific ingredients lists."

— Casey Durrett, Smyrna, TN

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Lees

Dr. Mark Lees is one of the country's most noted skin care specialists, an award-winning speaker and product developer, and has been actively practicing clinical skin care for over 20 years at his multi-award winning CIDESCO accredited Florida salon, which has won multiple awards for "Best Facial", "Best Massage", and "Best Pampering Place" by the readers of the Pensacola News-Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Health, and a CIDESCO International Diploma. His professional awards are numerous and include American Salon Magazine Esthetician of the Year, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Crystal Award, the Dermascope Legends Award, and the Rocco Bellino Award for outstanding education from the Chicago Cosmetology Association, just to name a few. In addition to these awards, he has been interviewed and quoted by NBC News, The Associated Press, The Discovery Channel, Glamour, Self, Teen, Shape Magazine, and many other publications. Dr. Lees has also been inducted into the National Cosmetology Association's Hall of Renown. Dr. Lees is former Chairman of both EstheticsAmerica, the esthetics education division of the National Cosmetology Association, and the Board of the Esthetics Manufacturers and Distributors Alliance. He is co-founder of the Institute of Advanced Clinical Esthetics in Seattle and has served as a CIDESCO International Examiner and on the national Board of Directors of the NCA. In addition, he is also a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. An extremely popular and award-winning speaker, Dr. Lees is constantly in demand for his classes at professional beauty and medical conventions, as well as consumers and women's groups, and major universities including UCLA, Purdue and Columbia Universities. He has also made appearances in both Australia and Europe.