Prevent Skin Damage Before It Starts To maintain healthy skin and reduce the risk of further damage at midlife, Tina Alster, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University, recommends the following regimen.
Midlife Makeovers More Acceptable, but Still Not for Everyone Few Americans will admit to having cosmetic surgery -- but many say they'd go for it if it were free, safe, and well concealed, according to a telephone/Internet survey for Modern Maturity and My Generation, two publications of the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP).
Erasing the Lines of Time It's an all-too-common sign of age in women -- wrinkles around the mouth. In trying to erase these time lines, women try various facial skin treatments, including laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels, to the tune of 2.7 million procedures in one year alone.
Turning Back the Clock Wouldn't it be great if we could just erase crow's feet, laugh lines, and other wrinkles, just as easily as we can delete a phrase on our computer?
In the Pipeline: Skin That Just Won't Quit Skin cells that never say die may soon give rise to a line of off-the-shelf human skin grafts that can be used to cover nonhealing wounds or burns involving large areas of the body, say researchers.