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Milady's Aesthetician Series: A Comprehensive Guide to Equipment [Paperback]

Susanne Schmaling
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June 4, 2008 1418050784 978-1418050788 1
The skin care industry is constantly expanding with newer equipment and technology. A Comprehensive Guide to Equipment, part of Milady's Aesthetician Series, addresses the ever-increasing questions about technology information and how to apply and use it in everyday practice as a professional beauty consultant. Aestheticians will welcome this easy-to-read companion that guides readers through the process of evaluating, purchasing and using equipment from the basics such as treatment beds and skin analysis equipment to advanced equipment including oxygen equipment and microdermabrasion.

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SECTION I: THE IMPRTANCE OF ESTHETIC EQUIPMENT Chapter 1: How to Decide What Machines to Invest In Chapter 2: Good Business Practices Chapter 3: Guidelines and Rules Chapter 4: State by State Licensing Information SECTION II: TREATMENT ROOM BASICS Chapter 5: Magnifying Lamp Chapter 6: Skin Analysis Equipment Chapter 7: Treatment Beds and Chairs Chapter 8: Wax Heaters Chapter 9: Steamers SECTION III: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Chapter 10: Hot Cabinet Chapter 11: Brush Machine Chapter 12: UV Sanitizer and Autoclave Chapter 13: Vacuum/Spray Chapter 14: Lucas Spray Pulverizer Chapter 15: Infrared Heat Lamp Chapter 16: Electric Mask, Mittens and Booties Chapter 17: Paraffin Wax Heater SECTION IV: ELECTROTHERAPY EQUIPMENT Chapter 18: Theory and Principles of Electricity Chapter 19: High Frequency Machine Chapter 20: Galvanic Current Chapter 21: Micro Current SECTION V: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT Chapter 22: Oxygen Machines Chapter 23: Light Theory Chapter 24: LED Light Chapter 25: Ultrasound Chapter 26: Microdermabrasion Chapter 27: Electrical Desiccation SECTION VI: ESTHETIC EQUIPMENT FOR A MEDICAL PRACTICE Chapter 28: Lasers and Intense Pule Light Section VII: Body Equipment Chapter 29: Body Treatment Equipment

From the Author

Working in the esthetics field has been a true pleasure for me. I love this profession, and it is a large part of who I am. Throughout my experience of owning a day spa and, working as an esthetician, esthetics educator, and product representative, I have become frustrated with the lack of equipment resources. So to help all estheticians, spa owners,massage therapists and others in the esthetics profession make smart, independent decisions, I wrote this book. You will find it easy to read and a helpful addition to any treatment room.

Product Details

  • Series: Milady's Aesthetician Series
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Milady; 1 edition (June 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418050784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418050788
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susanne is one of the skin gurus of the esthetics profession, a licensed esthetician and beauty therapist with over 17 years' experience. She is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars and has educated internationally, as well as the author of two books in Milady's Aesthetician Series: The Comprehensive Guide to Equipment (2008) and Aging Skin (2011),also a contributor to Milady's Professional Makeup-Aging Skin (2012).

Her clients have been from the highly visible red carpet crowd to those just starting to take care of their skin. Susanne's expertise is integrative esthetics with an emphasis on science based therapies that provide measurable results. She is director of education for Associated Skincare Professionals and is working with leaders in the aesthetic medical, legislative, and skin care profession to raise the standards of education for licensed professionals.

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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive info on most aesthetic equipment March 8, 2012
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If you are one of those aestheticians who are always searching for new information for building the best possible treatments, then this may be the book to buy. This book provides loads of information on what a number of different machines do from the very basic, and many more advanced.
It is the first comprehensive guide that I have found that includes useful information about microcurrent, and led for acne and facial rejuvenation. It's sections on electricity and light are better than I expected them to be. I would have liked more info esp on ultrasound and ultrasonic topics. But still I got more help here than any other source so far.
The author includes helpful advice on how to chose from the many different brands and manufacturers, according to what features it must have, and according to what's available that you might want your own equipment to do. (like do you need a cadillac or can you get by with a hundai?)She also gives instructions on how to clean and maintain all the equipment profiled as well as indications and contraindications for their use.
I chose this book because it has a number of pages more that involve each subject than any other references that I have. And it certainly delivered more information. So I am pleased that I bought and read it. I have already marked it up and expect to refer to it again over some years at least.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide. June 11, 2013
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Perfect for brushing up on the stuff you forgot and learning the stuff you never knew.
Comprehensive easy to follow guideline for all treatments.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Particularly Informative March 22, 2014
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The vendor was great. Book arrived in near pristine condition. I felt the book was really sparse in information. There was very little information about equipment recommendations. Professional spa equipment is very expensive, and it is difficult to obtain reviews on equipment. Also, the book was sparse about how to treat equipment. I can't say I learned anything from this publication.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! January 19, 2010
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In this book you will find almost everything you need to know about equipment in beauty bussines. Good explained, with lots of tips.
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