Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Cosmeceuticals

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Cosmeceuticals

by Zoe Diana Draelos, Zoe Diana Draelos
     
 

Introducing a new title in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series! This breakthrough reference presents up-to-the-minute, practical guidance on the use of cosmeceuticals (skin care products that fall between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical) as well as microdermabraion and "lunchtime peels"-edited by one of the top experts in the world, Dr. Zoe Draelos.

Overview

Introducing a new title in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series! This breakthrough reference presents up-to-the-minute, practical guidance on the use of cosmeceuticals (skin care products that fall between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical) as well as microdermabraion and "lunchtime peels"-edited by one of the top experts in the world, Dr. Zoe Draelos. Succinctly written and lavishly illustrated, this resource focuses on procedural information and provides practical and realistic advice for those looking to guide their patients in the use of these products and procedures based on sound scientific evidence.

• Covers the hottest topics-including microdermabrasion; "lunchtime peels"; retinoids; vitamins E, C, and B; botanicals; nutritional antioxidants; and more-all in one concise, accessible volume.
• Provides the "tricks of the trade" of more than 40 practically-minded, technically skilled, hands-on clinicians.
• Features a wealth of color illustrations and photographs that depict cases as they present in practice.
• Discusses common pitfalls and emphasizes how to optimize outcomes, enabling readers to improve their technique.
• Includes the latest clinical trial data, enabling readers to effectively guide their patients.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice)
Description: Finally, a book discussing the merits of cosmetic skin care products based on scientific data has been published. The purpose of the various ingredients used in moisturizers, shampoo, botanicals, antioxidants, etc. is explained.
Purpose: The purpose is to make dermatologists knowledgeable about the various cosmetic products available and to make educated recommendations for patients.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists.
Features: Clear analysis of the different strategies used to treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, increase collagen production, xerosis, etc., is presented. The authors are careful to be noncommittal in making specific recommendations. I wish they would have mentioned their preferences and stated that this was their impression. There are some photographs in the book that do not really impart any useful information. There is a photo of a jumble of upside down moisturizing products with the caption below stating "many products contain mineral oil." I wish they would have commented whether they thought Stivectin really has any effect rather than limiting the discussion to how it is supposed to interact with the tissues. Some of the chapters are rather short, 2 pages, leaving me longing for a more in-depth coverage.
Assessment: All in all, I enjoyed the book and think that anyone with a cosmetic patient population would find reading it educational. It is quite informative compared to other books on the subject without bogging the reader down with bioengineering equations. I look forward to the next edition.
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Finally, a book discussing the merits of cosmetic skin care products based on scientific data has been published. The purpose of the various ingredients used in moisturizers, shampoo, botanicals, antioxidants, etc. is explained.

Clear analysis of the different strategies used to treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, increase collagen production, xerosis, etc., is presented. The authors are careful to be noncommittal in making specific recommendations.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and think that anyone with a cosmetic patient population would find reading it educational. It is quite informative compared to other books on the subject without bogging the reader down with bioengineering equations. I look forward to the next edition.
Weighted Numerical Score: 85

3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416002444
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/18/2005
Series:
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.79(d)

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