Acne For Dummies

Acne For Dummies

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by Herbert P. Goodheart M.D.
     
 
Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a

Overview

Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a dermatologist to the hazards and benefits of prescription acne medications and the range of dermatological procedures available to erase aftereffects. Also covered are specific issues common to acne as seen in various ethnic groups and other skin problems, such as rosacea, a condition that people often mistake for acne.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471746980
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Herbert P. Goodheart, MD, has been in the private practice of dermatology for over 25 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Greater New York Dermatological Society. For 20 years, Dr. Goodheart was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, and is now an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Goodheart is the author of Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, Diagnosis and Management, a clinical guide to assist the primary care provider and dermatologist-in-training in the identification and treatment of common skin disorders. The book, which is in its second edition, was a unanimous choice for first prize in dermatology at the annual British Medical Association Book Awards for 2004. He also is a contributing editor of Women’s Health in Primary Care, a medical journal for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Goodheart’s monthly column, “Dermatology Rounds,” provides information on the wide spectrum of skin disorders affecting women.

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Acne for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a concise, clearly written, and humurous book that provides the reader with an excellent understanding of the causes and available treatments for acne. It dispels the myths that surround the reasons for acne and helps the thoughtful consumer avoid the myriad of ineffective treatments that are widely available for this common skin problem. Personally, using this book as a guide, I have been able to treat this condition very effectively. It is a very well written, inexpensive, and helpful book that I could not recommend more highly. It's funny too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen the author's name in the NY Times Science section, so I was interested in his book before I got it. But after using it for a while, I agree that it's helpful and informative and user friendly. The best thing about it for me is how it makes me feel as though this doctor is right at my side, gently telling me a lot of what I need to deal with my skin. He seems to anticipate my questions and answer them before I have to ask! It's a terrific book that I can't recommend it highly enough.