Advanced Skin Analysis

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Advanced Skin Analysis is the book for the skin treatment practitioner of the new millennium, taking them on a journey of discovery and revision of their chosen profession. With a complete update of the anatomy & physiology of the skin, Advanced Skin Analysis shares the relevant discoveries about the skin over the past decade and presents them in an easy to understand, informative manner that links structure and function to various skin conditions. The core of the book describes the importance of determining the cause of the many skin conditions prevalent in contemporary society and why simply treating the symptoms will not provide long-term results. The book shows how the correct Identification and addressing of the causes in priority order is the only truly professional solution. Using diagnostic indicator references with colour photographs, skin treatment therapists and practitioners can quickly and accurately diagnose a variety of contemporary skin conditions with confidence. Subsequent treatments will be more effective than ever before, as prevailing conditions will be identified and treated in priority order. Rich, diagrammatic illustrations and colour photographs populate this groundbreaking book with over 220 pages written specifically for skin treatment therapists and practitioners who want to take their careers to the next level of professionalism.

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New Zealand born Florence Barrett-Hill is an internationally acclaimed independent dermal scientist, aesthetic technical educator, practitioner, researcher, and author with a vast experience covering all aspects of professional aesthetic therapy and paramedical skin care. Florence holds over a dozen diplomas and international qualifications covering every aspect of modern skin treatment therapy, and is well respected by her industry peers for her 30+ years of knowledge she loves to share. Florence's internationally respected "Advanced Skin Analysis" training program is a breakthrough post-graduate curriculum launched in 1994, and was the first to recognise and teach the importance of linking skin structure and function to skin condition. It is the core of this training program that has provided the content for the book of the same name, first published in 2004. Many leading icons in professional skin care recognise Florence as one of the few people uniquely capable to take beauty therapy and aesthetics in to the realms of scientific skin care, with her expertise sought by organisations internationally. Many graduates and peers truly believe she provides the most informative and effective schooling for skin treatment practitioners and beauty therapists in the world.

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First impressions when flicking through the book is the rich, clear and colourful artistic diagrams and the plentiful use of white space, making the book uncluttered. Uncluttered yet well researched anatomy, physiology and biochemistry information. It is not however an anatomy and physiology book, the information is mere background for the important points being made. The point is that to effectively care for client concerns a complete and in-depth consultation must be undertaken. Acne to vascular, with a huge amount inbetween, gives insight into the skin condition its presentation and variations. Each topic is given the same template for consistency and clarity. The skin condition the what and why of it, followed by the diagnostic indicator charts dealing with the visual and consulting evidence under the subheading of colour, secretions and texture. This is then broken down to causes, primary and secondary effects and the resulting characteristics. This is not a how to do a facial book it is an invaluable reference to base underpinning knowledge in better caring for the skin care client. Florence Barrett-Hill has been around skin care and it shows (in the nicest possible way) using years of expertise, Florence has not written a book about beauty this is a book about serious skin care and the advancement of effective and rational based skin analysis of client concerns. You will be fortunate to have this book on your shelf as a valuable reference material to be used each day in your professional workload. --Terry Everitt

One of the greatest perks of my job is that I get to review all the items offered at Chairbrain. And one of the most exciting parts of the greatest perk is when a vendor rolls out a new book. CDs are crisp and fun, but books have that hot off the presses; smell. So when the 200+ page, full color Advanced Skin Analysis book came in from its New Zealand origins a week or two ago - complete with the aroma of new - I had to dive right in. What a phenomenal reference! It's very clear to me why institutions of higher learning in New Zealand are picking this thing up to use as a text book. Comprehensive and scientific content backed by color photos and vivid illustrations galore. I dare say anatomy & physiology of skin never looked so good or read so clear. Advanced Skin Analysis by Florence Barrett-Hill is an up-to-date diagnostic tool that will impress and most importantly, educate you. --John Waupsh

Florence Barrett Hill takes the therapist out of her comfort zone, challenging all traditional beauty therapy concepts and replacing them with sound scientific facts giving a fascinating in-depth study into skin and the workings of all the different cells. --Tracy Tamaris

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