Looking Good at Any Age
By Amy E. Newburger, MD
This book is one that I would check out at the library. Some books that I read will spark an interest to lead me into more information. After reading this book I was left with the feeling "OK".
From Publishers Weekly Addressing a fear common among some women, dermatologist Newburger leaves no stone unturned in her comprehensive guide to understanding women's skin. Describing the body's largest organ as a dynamic, self-renewing "suit" and a "visual messenger" of both physical and emotional health, Newburger outlines the difference between intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (controllable factors such as stress, nutrition, sun and smoke) aging and how both affect what women can realistically expect their skin to look like, decade by decade.
Whether targeting the first fine lines and blemishes of the 30s or dry skin and droopy eyelids of the 40s and 50s, Newburger offers useful cosmetic, dermatological and even surgical solutions. Drawing on 25 years of medical experience and anecdotal stories of patients from her private New York practice, Newburger warns of the unrealistic quest for physical perfection that plagues some women (often to compensate for losses in other areas) and contends there is no "magic bullet." (Dec.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
William E. Eaglstein, M.D.,Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Amy Newburger has written a terrific book. Superb vignettes or case reports illustrate her points in highly personal terms. This is a 'must read' for anyone who has interest in their appearance and health.
Book Review by Wayne Potter