Skip to content

Clearing Concepts A Guide to Acne Treatment

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 1133280315

ISBN-13: 9781133280316

Edition: 2014

Authors: Mark Lees

List price: $39.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


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.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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 newspaper reader-voter awards for "Best Day Spa on the Coast", "Best Skin Care Center on the Coast", "Best Facial", and "Best Pampering Place" His professional awards are numerous and include American Salon Magazine Esthetician of the Year, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Magazine's Crystal Award, and Dermascope Magazine's Legends Award. Dr. Lees has been inducted into the National Cosmetology Association's Hall of Renown, and…    

Acne Anatomy and Physiology
Layers of Skin
Cell Renewal in the Follicle
The Skin and the Immune System
Acne Bacteria, Fatty Acids, and Inflammation
How Acne Develops
In Conclusion
Genetics and Heredity
Skin Type
Ethnic Factors
In Conclusion
How Hormones Work
Hormonal Phases of Life
Hormones and Monthly Premenstrual Breakouts
Pregnancy and Acne
Perioral Dermatitis
Birth Control Pills and Acne
Stress Breakouts
Menopause and Acne
In Conclusion
Environmental Factors
Exercise and Acne
What the Esthetician Can Do about Weather Effects on the Skin
Skin Contact Issues
Greasy Work Environments
Client Behavior and Skin Care Compliance
In Conclusion
Dietary Factors
More about Lifestyle than Specific Foods
Nutrition and Skin Health
The Basic Building Blocks
New Dietary Information Relating to Acne
The Food Rumors
Isolated Incidences of Food-Related Flares
Some Basic Good Rules for Everyone!
In Conclusion
Cosmetic Factors
Genetics and Comedogenicity
Noncomedogenic Emollients
Other Problem Ingredients
Products to Watch for Comedogenicity
Hair Products and Comedogenicity
Ideal Noncomedogenic Products
In Conclusion
Myths and Facts
Myth or Fact? Stress Causes Acne Flares
Myth or Fact? Acne Is a Teenage Condition
Myth or Fact? Teenagers Will Grow Out of Their Acne Problems
Myth or Fact: Blackheads Are Evidence of Poor Cleansing as the Black Part of the Lesion Is Dirt
Myth or Fact: Acne Is Caused by Failure to Properly Clean the Skin
Myth or Fact: Skin Should Be Washed with Hot Water to Kill Bacteria
Myth or Fact: Using Saunas and Steam Baths Will Help Clean Out the Pores
Myth or Fact: Constantly Touching the Face May Cause Worsening of the Condition
Myth or Fact: Washing the Hands and Household Surfaces Is Important to Prevent Acne Spreading or Worsening
Myth or Fact: Very Oily Skin Needs to Be Cleansed Several Times a Day
Myth or Fact: Bangs or Hair on the Face Can Worsen an Acne Condition
Myth or Fact: Drying Agents Such as Isopropyl Alcohol Are Helpful in Controlling Oiliness
Myth or Fact: Stronger Products with Higher Percentages of Active Ingredients Work Better and Faster
Myth or Fact: It Is Normal for Skin Starting Acne Treatment to Peel and Flake
Myth or Fact: Using Skin Peels Are Helpful in Improving Acne Conditions
Myth or Fact: Using All-Natural Products Is Helpful for Acne Conditions
Myth or Fact: Acne Is Caused by Accumulated Internal Toxins
Myth or Fact: Clients with Acne Often See Improvement When Using Benzoyl Peroxide, but the Acne Often Recurs Because the Acne Becomes Resistant to Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide
Myth or Fact: Exposure to Sun Will Improve Acne Conditions
Myth or Fact: Acne Can Be Flared by Using Sunscreen
Myth or Fact: Having Sex or Lack of Sex Can Cause Acne
In Conclusion
Initial Analysis and Consultation
Acne Treatment History
Check Out the Client's Current Products
Client Priorities
In Conclusion
Clearing Concepts
The Basic Clearing Concepts
Clearing Concept: Avoidance of Fatty Topicals
Clearing Concept: Removal and Prevention of Follicular Hyperkeratosis
Clearing Concept: Antimicrobial Agents
Clearing Concept: Treatment and Prevention of Inflammation
Cleansers and Toners
A Daily Step-by-Step Plan
Reasons Programs Fail
In Conclusion
Clinic Treatments
Deep-Cleansing Facial Treatments
In Conclusion
Referring Esthetic Clients for Medical Care
Developing Physician Referral Relationships
Standard Medical Treatment for Acne
Prescription Antibacterials and Antibiotics
Coordinating Esthetic and Medical Care
In Conclusion