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Release of Breaking Clear; Breaking Acne Rules by Dr. Edwin Ishoo.

Breaking Clear; Breaking Acne Rules

In the age of global pandemic contagions, it is more important than ever before to achieve clear skin without toxic and immune-compromising chemotherapy typically used to treat acne. This book provides a better understanding of inflammatory acne and offers a concrete strategy for definitively clearing acne with a targeted, surgical approach—sustainably clearing acne without drugs, chemicals or highly restrictive changes to diet and lifestyle!

April 23, 2020 – Cambridge, MA – Acne is not a normal condition like aging and not caused not by dirt, diet, hormones, genetics or lifestyle, but a disease that is caused by an opportunistic and communicable bacterial infection of the oil glands, which spreads more easily through direct contact in high density populations and leads to the formation of encapsulated pustules. An inflamed cyst or pustule is an abscess which is a surgical infection that must be opened, drained and disinfected to clear. Dr. Edwin Ishoo explains why the typical chemical and pharmaceutical treatments alone as prescribed frequently by the mainstream dermatology practices in the United States are ineffective in sustained clearing of acne and may cause significant and lasting collateral damage to many other organs, “making the treatment worse than the disease” states Dr. Ishoo. Breaking Clear: Breaking Acne Rules is a revolutionary book in which Dr. Ishoo reframes what pustular, inflamed, cystic acne is and proposes a paradigm shift in treatment of this most common skin disease in the world and outlines an aggressive and intensive hands-on protocol which can be adopted by any physician specializing in the treatment of acne to replace or complement their current approach. “No one needs to spend time stressing about changing their entire life around acne when they can change the treatment of acne and start maintaining and enjoying their clear and healthy skin.” claims Dr. Ishoo.

“Clearing acne should be a public health priority in the age of pandemic contagions” states Dr. Ishoo, further explaining that “Acne patients touch their face frequently to pick and open their cysts, clean their face or apply acne products, which is why they are at higher risk and more susceptible to become infected or transmit contagions to others and why acne requires intensive and urgent treatment,”. This book also reviews why chemical and pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective in sustained clearing of cystic acne and often cause long-term toxicity through digestive, immune and endocrine disruptions. “Chronic infection and inflammation of the skin caused by acne can compromise skin integrity and immune response, making the individual more susceptible to other contagions.” Dr. Edwin Ishoo explains and further adds, “Effective treatment and sustained clearing requires an intensive hands-on surgical approach involving opening, draining and meticulously disinfecting each pustule—not relying on lotions, potions, pills and prayers.”

In Breaking Clear; Breaking Acne Rules, Dr. Ishoo delivers step by step the logic, philosophy and common sense for why achieving a clear and healthy skin on a clean system is the foundation of breaking through and Breaking Clear of acne and maintaining clear and healthy skin long-term. He also answers common questions, attempts to clear confusion about common myths and provide tips for successfully maintaining clear skin without heavy reliance on over-the-counter products, supplements and prescription drugs and their unpleasant and dangerous side effects. This essential guide includes:

  • Why conventional acne treatments (prescription medicines and topical products) are toxic and rarely deliver long-term results, along with what works better and why polluting internally to Clear externally is a dangerous and ineffective approach to clearing acne.

  • Why maintaining long-term clear skin with simple daily home-care routine is much easier following intensive surgical clearing of acne as maintaining clear skin with products can only be achieved if starting from clear.

  • An integrated view of how lifestyle, diet, hormones and genetics can worsen the acne presentation but do not cause acne along with the medical, surgical and dietary components of definitive acne treatment.

  • A focus on treatment and maintenance based on emerging pathogenic concepts without heavy reliance on over-the-counter products, supplements and prescription drugs and their unpleasant and dangerous side effects.

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At 185 pages, Breaking Clear is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the non-fiction / medical category.

About the Author: Dr. Edwin Ishoo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his surgical subspecialty residency training at Boston University and additional fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ishoo is board-certified in Head and Neck Surgery with emphasis in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a clinical focus in Acne and Acne Scar treatment with extensive scientific, academic and clinical background as well as decades of experience in treating thousands of individuals with acneic lesions. His single-minded focus, commitment and expertise combined with his innovative and customized approach to treatment of challenging acneic eruptions has attracted acne-burdened individuals from far and wide.

Dr. Ishoo has been a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS), a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (OTO-HNS), a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS), and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). He has served as faculty at several major universities and taught medical students and doctors. He has authored and contributed to numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has been invited to present at numerous medical meetings. Dr. Ishoo is the founding physician of the Boston Acne Specialists and the ClearChoice Acne Specialists acne treatment facility, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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