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The Youth Equation


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: The Equation. Chapter One: Your Skin's Virtual Age Quiz. Chapter Two: Skin Deep. Chapter Three: Cleanse. Chapter Four: Treat. Chapter Five: Prevent. Part Two: The Prescription. Chapter Six: No Surgery, No Kidding - Dr. Dover's Six-Week Plan for Younger-Looking Skin. Part Three: Beyond Topicals. Chapter Seven: Injection Options. Chapter Eight: Lasers and Light Options. Chapter Nine: Surgical Cosmetic Procedures. Glossary. Index.

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Jeffrey Dover, M.D. , is one of the world's most prominent dermatologists, a member of the Yale and Dartmouth medical faculties, and the author of over 30 dermatology textbooks. He has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Allure, Self, Prevention, and other publications. Dr. Dover has appeared extensively on national radio and television, including the Today show, Good Morning America , and CNN. His Skin Effects skin-care line is available at CVS pharmacies nationwide. CARA BIRNBAUM is an award-winning freelance writer whose articles have appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Allure, Glamour, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living , and Marie Claire.


Ever wonder if Botox, Restylane, or Olay Regenerist serum works? Boston dermatologist Dover tries to answer all of the questions surrounding the latest and greatest in youth-enhancing dermatological treatments. He includes a quiz to determine your skin's "virtual age" and presents his home-treatment plans for cleaning skin and treating skin damage. He discusses commonsense items like the effects on the skin's appearance of smoking, sun damage, and a healthy diet. Be aware that Dover does include his own skin-care line (CVS Pharmacy's Skin Effects) in his list of recommended products; however, the conflict of interest this might normally cause seems to be negated by the breadth of his list of recommended products, including low-priced items like Dove soap and high-priced La Prairie, and his insistence throughout the book that you don't have to use expensive products or office procedures to have good-looking skin. For those interested, this is a nice take on all of the anti-aging treatments and products available and a good overview of how skin ages and how to care for it. Recommended for public libraries.-Elizabeth Williams, Washoe Cty. Lib. Syst., Reno, NV ( Publishers Weekly , December 15, 2008)

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