Acne Specialist • Multi-Ethnic Skin Care Expert
Kat Khadija Leverette is an acne specialist, multi-ethnic skin care expert, licensed esthetician, product development consultant, freelance writer, and industry educator since 1987.
Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center is a multi-ethnic Bay Area acne clinic and skin care center located in downtown San Leandro, near Oakland, California. Areas of expertise include acne treatment and long-term acne control, razor bumps, scalp bumps and scarring, hyperpigmentation (dark spots, melasma, and uneven skin tone), sports-related skin problems, obesity-related skin issues, and acne scar treatment. See more information about the center here.
Areas of expertise include acne treatment and long-term acne control, razor bumps, scalp bumps and scarring, hyperpigmentation (dark spots, melasma, and uneven skin tone), sports-related skin problems, obesity-related skin issues, and acne scar treatment.
Leverette stays on the cutting edge in the areas of acne treatment, black skin care, and ethnic skin care. She opened the Bay Area’s first acne clinic in 1987 and was the first esthetician to use and write about glycolic acid and introduce its use in the USA and Europe in the early 1990s.
She’s also known in the industry as an ethnic skin care expert who developed the first internationally-recognized protocol to treat razor bumps and acne keloidalis nuchae.
Leverette works with all skin tones and her clientele is comprised of 80% African-American, 40% of which are men, with a 20% mix of Caucasians, African, Hispanic, Asian, Asian Indian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, West Indian, and Native American clients.
Actors and entertainers include Danny Glover, Laurence Fishburne and Ben Stiller, writers Alice Walker and Terry Macmillan, actor/director Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, Sister Act 2), singer Angela Bofill, Latin bandleader Pete Escovedo, bluesman Joe Lewis Walker, Too $hort, the late Tupac Shakur, members of Troop and Tony! Toni! Tone! and 2 Live Crew, and recording artists from No Limit, Death Row, and Def Jam.
Professional athletes include Ray Lewis Super Bowl MVP (retired, Baltimore Ravens), Tim Brown, Jerry Porter, Morris Bradshaw, Tyrone Wheatley, Zack Crockett, Anthony Dorsett, Derek Hagan, Bobby Brooks, DeLawrence Grant, Johnnie Harris, Marcus Knight, Albert Lewis, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Lorenzo Lynch, Eric Johnson, Terdell Sands, Carl Kidd, Grady Jackson, Teyo Johnson, Marcus Williams (Oakland Raiders/former Raiders/retired Raiders), the late Eric Turner, Darrell Russell and Tim Hall (deceased Oakland Raiders), Jimmy Smith (retired, Jacksonville Jaguars), Sam Adams (retired, Seattle Seahawks, Bufallo Bills and Baltimore Ravens), Brian Kelley and Henry Lusk (retired, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Bobby Taylor (retired, Philadelphia Eagles), Bobby Hamilton (retired, New England Patriots, New York Jets), Don Griffin (retired, San Francisco Forty-Niners) and retired NBA players Mitch Ritchmond, Rod Higgins, Erick Dampier, Adonal Foyle, Bob Lanier, Isaiah “JR” Rider, and Baseball Hall of Fame legends Rickey Henderson and Vada Pinson.
Read more about our celebrity and pro athlete clients and testimonials by our clients.
In the Community
Kat is an advocate for burn survivors and donates her time performing pro bono scar treatments in the community. She has developed effective non-invasive scar reduction techniques for burn scars, acne scars, and keloid scarring.
In the News
Interviews featuring Kat Leverette have appeared regularly in Essence, Ebony, Oakland Magazine, Uptown, Elle, Black Elegance, Allure, Upscale, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Shape, Glamour, Vogue, BBW, Men’s Health, Modern Salon, Black Tress, DaySpa, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Dermascope and many more.
Kat Leverette is listed as a skin care referral source in The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera by Bill C. Coats, R.Ph. and Robert J. Ahola. Essence magazine included Kat Leverette as an ethnic skin care expert in their best-selling book, Body and Soul: The Black Woman’s Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being.
Skin Care Industry
Leverette is a skin care industry speaker, writer, consultant, and educator. Her articles currently appear in Dermascope magazine. Her work has also appeared in the International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgeons newsletter, Black Elegance, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Salon Sense, and Skin Inc. She was a long-time contributing editor to the popular, now defunct Shop Talk magazine, also known as the Black Journal of Cosmetology.
Kat is also an independent skin care industry consultant, trainer, and educator. She formulates state-of-the-industry skin care, skin brightening, and acne products, and develops specialized protocols for their use. In addition, she writes label and marketing copy and educational materials. She has worked with Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, June Jacobs Spa Collection, the Cornelia Signature Collection, Coats Aloe International, Coats Aesthetics and more.
More About Kat Leverette
Kat Leverette is the content writer for the California K9 Solutions® – Cali K9® website, owned by her son Jas Leverette, a professional dog trainer and canine behavior expert based in San Jose, California.
GENERAL SKIN CARE
Vonetta Cosmetics ™
1700 Northside Drive (Inside of Aloha Waxing Studio), Atlanta Georgia 30318
Acne Specialists - Ethnic Skin Experts
Black Skin Care - Acne Treatment
Licensed Estheticians - Skin Peels - Acne Facials
Skin Brightening - Acne Scar Treatment
Open By appointment Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-4pm, Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm. Closed Sun & Mon
Vonetta Cosmetics™ Service Area:Atlanta, Covington, Lithonia, East Cobb, Riverdale, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, East Point, Cascade, Camp Creek, Kirkwood, old Fourth Ward, Virginia Highlands, Candler Park, Inman Park, Edgewood, Hapeville, Conyers,...
Long Distance Service Area: Consultations, corrective skincare products, and follow-up appointments available remotely to our clients all over the USA. Skincare services, including acne treatments, facials and skin peels available in San Leandro, California and in North Carolina.