YOUNGER SKIN: How to Get It, How to Keep It by

YOUNGER SKIN: How to Get It, How to Keep It

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the truly obsessed: a slender, gung-ho overview of how injections, surgery, abrasion, and medications can either remove or plump up the outer layer of skin to give a--temporarily--younger appearance. At the end, Zizmor (Dr. Zizmor's Skin Care Book; with Sabin, The Complete Guide to Grooming Products for Men) does include brief instructions on how ""the premature appearance of wrinkles and lines can be averted"" (by sun avoidance, for instance) or covered with cosmetics. But the main message is that ""even when unflattering aging signs de appear, it is still possible to get the medical help you need to treat yourself to younger skin."" Try: ""Injecting a Facelift"" (with a brand-name injection of a ""revolutionary new substance"");""Filling In"" (with silicone, which has an ""unjustified bad reputation""); ""Puffing Out"" (with fibrin foam injections); or ""Speeding Up"" new skin growth (with what the authors headline as ""Anti-Aging Medication""--substances used primarily for treatment of severe acne). If these fail, there's always burning off the top skin layer, chemically or surgically (Efudex has a success rate of ""a whopping 93 percent,"" but remember ""you can look like a mess for quite some rime and experience some discomfort""). Susceptible readers will need more detailed and balanced counsel.

Pub Date: Jan. 28th, 1983
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston