Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, Jun 30, 2003 - 584 pages
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Now in its' ninth edition, Milady's Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date information available today. Written by Joel Gerson, one of the industry's top authorities on skin care, and Alison O'Neil, a leading expert in the medical esthetics arena, this updated text contains all the essential information needed to ensure greater success for students taking the state board examinations. For the first time, this text is presented in full-color, incorporating a brand new, user-friendly four-color design that will help students learn the common links between the concepts and principles of skin care. Over 500 new full-color photographs and illustrations support the text content and include new step-by-step photographs for many of the procedures presented. All new photos have been incorporated in the chapter on skin disorders and diseases, special esthetic procedures, client consultation and skin analysis, and color theory and cosmetic techniques. A running glossary in each chapter helps the student become familiar with the language of skin care, and procedural notes and safety tips help to reinforce concepts. Expanded discussion on safety and sanitation topics reflects changes made in OSHA rulings and decontamination and infection control. Added discussion on advanced topics including AHAs, BHAs, glycolic, and microdermabrasion techniques give students exposure to those skills that will make them more marketable. Milady's Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians, 9th ed., is the essential textbook for basic esthetics training.

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This book is good in places and not so good in others. Page 154 has a picture on it of skin, however the information for that picture is on pages 155-156. I've never seen a book so disarranged. Some of the information is wrong. Such as edema is caused ONLY by injury or infection. Or how about this one, ONLY older people get osteoporosis. I've been told by previous students the questions on some of the tests do not match up with what is in the book and vice versa. One example is Vit. C is water soluble, says the book, yet the quiz says it's not.
And if swelling happens from waxing, the esthetician is to put ONLY aloe or ...I can't remember, but some whacko product on it.
Other misinformation is that parabens are safe. I have not read the whole book yet, but if there is so much misinformation on such mundane things, when one is a student, how are they to know if all of it is bad?
It seems the people who wrote the book are not skilled in the sciences themselves, but took the info from other places and each person put their own info in and they mixed it all together. It REALLY needs to be updated with the information that is so readily available in the 1st century.

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