A new book, The Youth Corridor: Your Guide to Timeless Beauty by renowned plastic surgeon Gerald Imber offers an alternative – an easy-to-follow skin care program. He writes, “At the heart of The Youth Corridor™ is my philosophy of prevention · maintenance · correction. The program is a commonsense guide to helping you help yourself.”
He also writes that the program has been “tried, proven and vastly improved” with “no fads, no fakes, no fooling.”
Prevention in Skin Care
Imber starts this section by writing that everyone can participate in prevention, young, aging or old. Prevention is the first step in slowing the effects of aging on the skin.
“Regulation of the aging process is largely genetic. Our intrinsic aging speed is determined by numerous hereditary factors, as individual response to aging accelerants in the environment—particularly the number-one culprit, sunlight,” Imber writes.
Some of the tips the author offers for prevention includes not smoking, don’t gain and lose weight repeatedly, don’t run, avoid the sun, nutrition, learn about antioxidants and get the facts about hormone replacement.
Maintenance in Skin Care
While the prevention section of the book is “primarily concerned with at-home procedures” the maintenance section looks at professional office treatments. Imber delves into injectables, deep peels, lasers and minimally invasive procedures.
The book provides many details of Botox, fillers, laser wrinkle removal, skin resurfacing and tightening, microsuction, implants and others.
Correction in Skin Care
For those readers already dealing with visible signs of aging, Imber devotes a section of his book to correcting those wrinkles, sagging jaws and excess skin of the upper eyelids. In this section he details limited incision, short-scar, modern mini-lifts, neck lifts and traditional face-lifts.
The author offers basic skin care routines broken down by age. The routines are simple and straightforward. Imber offers an effective graphic of an aging women starting out in youth and aging to over 60 years old. Every woman will find herself in one or more of the graphics.
While the book does have some technical terms throughout its pages, the author does a good job of breaking them down into layman’s terms making the book easy to read. The book is also available in a video-enhanced edition. Readers can find videos here.
About the Author
Imber is a plastic surgeon in New York. He tells readers that he has performed more than 1,500 operations including more than 3,000 face-lifts. He writes, “Through the years I have been consumed with the very basic problem of how to control facial aging.” He is on the staff at Weill-Cornell Medical Center and is head of a private clinic in Manhattan.Powered by Sidelines