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