Skin Care: Beyond the Basics / Edition 4

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This all new edition of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics builds upon the strong reputation of its predecessors as an outstanding resource for the advanced esthetics student and professional. Using plain language, it explains real-world scenarios and profiles what estheticians will experience when they are practicing in the clinic environment. Detailed information on subjects such as acne, sensitive skin, cosmetic ingredients and clinical management of aging skin is included. The subject matter is presented in a direct manner which leads to proven understanding in the classroom and positive client outcomes in the student clinic. This book is a must-have resource for future and existing professional estheticians, and will remain a trusted reference tool throughout your career. Benefits: NEW! New! Each subject has been thoroughly updated with new content relevant to the needs and wants of today's esthetics client. NEW! New! New photos and illustrations help the reader identify skin conditions and increase the students understanding of anatomy and physiology. NEW! New! Information on cosmetic ingredients and chemistry, sun science and skin conditions has been updated to highlight recent breakthroughs in skin care. NEW! New! An in-depth discussion of the effects of the endocrine system and hormones familiarizes the esthetician with relative skin problems. Real world scenarios and advice prepare the esthetics student for his or her career. Information is presented in an easy-to-read scientific format, thereby eliminating the need to pursue ineffective treatments. Content is perfect for the student looking to increase his or her knowledge of esthetics in situations where advanced coursework is not offered. Information included on acne, aging treatments and sensitive skin gives students the relevant knowledge of common treatment needs. NEW! New! New photos and illustrations help the reader identify skin conditions and increase the students und

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Editorial Reviews

This updated version of provides estheticians and students in the field with practical information on treating many kinds of skin problems. The author, a salon owner with a scientific background, provides an accessible yet scientifically-grounded approach to skin care, covering the immune system, hormones, chemistry, sensitivities, cosmetics, the aging process, sun damage, chemical treatments, and plastic surgery. Includes 65 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435487451
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 653,607
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Advanced Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin. 2. Hygiene and Sterilization Techniques. 3. The Immune System. 4. Communicable Diseases. 5. Hormones. 6. Skin Analysis. 7. Recognize and Refer Medical Conditions. 8. Essential Knowledge of Chemistry. 9. Cosmetic Chemistry and Functional Ingredients. 10. Performance Ingredients and Active Ingredients. 11. Skin Care Products. 12. Claims in Cosmetics. 13. Sensitive Skin, Allergies, and Irritants. 14. Rosacea. 15. Acne and the Esthetician. 16. Cosmodogenicity. 17. Extraction. 18. The Intrinsic Aging Process. 19. Sun and Sun Damage. 20. The New Science of Aging Skin Treatment. 21. Chemical Peeling and Exfoliation Procedures. 22. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery: Treating the Patient. 23. Cosmetic Medicine and Medical Relations. 24. The Scientific Approach.

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