About Dr. Irwin's Book
I wrote THE SURGERY-FREE MAKEOVER: All You Need to Know for Great Skin and a Younger Face for anyone who wants to reduce the signs of aging.
Cosmetic companies, spending millions of dollars, bombard us with ads promoting the latest skin-care products, lasers, peels, injectibles, and new technologies. I cut through the hype to explain what really works and what is worth the cost. And I am a consumer advocate with no affiliation or financial tie to any of the companies.
The average woman has dozens of products cluttering her bathroom drawers. Surgery-Free Makeover demystifies the product confusion and teaches you how to think about products and how to use them on a daily basis.
The Surgery-Free Makeover also gives you detailed information on cosmetic issues from the forehead to the chest, togeither with treatment options for each issue. You can also get detailed information on:
· Skin care and anti-aging on a budget
· Getting your skin ready for a big event, like a wedding or class reunion
· Your skin and menopause
· And much more.
Why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on products and treatments when this book can save you time and money. Learn about your skin and your options so that you can make the best choices in preserving and enhancing your skin!
Table of ContentsContents
Part I: An Overview: Products, Procedures, and More
Ch. 1 Wonderfully Scented, Ever-Tempting Products
Ch. 2 Beyond the Creams: Your Quick Guide to Botox, Fillers, Lasers, and Other Cosmetic Treatments
Part II: Your Personal Skin Consultation
Ch. 3 Your Forehead
Ch. 4 Your Eyes
Ch. 5 Your Lips and the Area Around Them
Ch. 6 Your Cheeks
Ch. 7 Your Jawline and Chin
Ch. 8 Your Neck and Chest
Ch. 9 Brown Spots, Age Spots, and Too Red?
Ch. 1 0Unwanted Hair, Bumps, Moles, and Scars on the Face
Part III: Focus on Time and Money
Ch. 11 Help Me! I Have a Big Event.
Ch. 12 Help Me! I’m on a Budget.
Part IV: Focus on Lifestyle and Your Skin’s Health
Ch. 13 The Food, Lifestyle, and Skin Connection
Ch. 14 Menopause and Your Skin
Part V: Focus on the Future
Ch. 15 An Effective Maintenance Schedule—Here’s How and Why
Ch. 16 Finding a Good Cosmetic Dermatologist and Laser Center
Ch. 17 New and Emerging Technologies
Ch. 18 Knowledge Is Power
Resources: A Regional Guide to Cosmetic Dermatologists
How often does an eyelid laser treatment need to be maintained and other questions? Feelings of depression and loss of self esteem when a cosmetic treatment goes badly. What about IPL with Levulan for sun damage, aging and/or oil? What "over the counter" retinol and vitamin C brands are good? How to treat back acne and get the color even afterwards? Renova vs. Refissa vs retinol Can nonsurgical treatments like lasers substitute for a neck lift?
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