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Title:
Total skin : the definitive guide to skin health for life
Author:
Leffell, David J.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786865048
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Dr. Spock of skin care, offers innovative action steps for targeted care to go beyond beauty tips and miracle fixes. 8-page color insert. 50 line drawings.


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Booklist Review

The skin of a human adult weighs about nine pounds, which is a small proportion of total body weight. Yet the skin is a vital organ and a fascinating subject for a book. Yale professor Leffell has long experience in clinical practice and research, and he presents much information in a most understandable way. How does the skin grow and perform its varied tasks? What roles does the skin play in health, disease, and appearance? What really protects the skin from the effects of sun, aging, and other potential enemies? Leffell answers such questions practically, complete with counsel on when to see a physician and when to handle a skin condition on one's own. The sections on lasers and on Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, one of Leffell's specialties, are especially good, as is his skeptical habit of calling the "cosmaceuticals" that drug companies manufacture and market "advertising gimmicks." Furthermore, hair and nails fall within Leffell's parameters for discussing the skin. --William Beatty


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