Beautiful Skin Revealed (Giveaway)

January 26, 2011 by Kailani  
Filed under beauty, giveaways, women

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #25: Karin!

beautiful skinThe marketing and sale of cleansers, moisturizers, cosmeceuticals, and cosmetics is a multibillion-dollar industry. How do you navigate through the maze of products and promises? Which combination of treatment options, potions and lotions is the real deal?

In an effort to separate fact from fiction, Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Paul Friedman, has co-authored the book “Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin ($41.97).

“This comprehensive book offers an expert’s insider view on common skin conditions and treatments that really work, in addition to offering tips on how to maximize the time with your dermatologist. Unlike most consumer medical books, this book resembles a luxurious “coffee table” book and makes it a perfect choice for holiday gifts. According to Dr. Friedman, “The book is grounded in science and explains why conditions occur. Using before and after photos and real patient testimonials, Beautiful Skin Revealed shows readers the incredible results made possible through the latest treatment options.”

Below, Dr. Friedman offers a sneak-peek from his book, available for purchase at and, September 2010.

The book contains 12 chapters including sections on: Complexion, Acne, Wrinkles, , Rosacea, Birthmarks, Eyes, Leg Veins, Skin Cancer, Scars and Stretch Marks, General Dermatology, Products, and finally Choosing a Doctor.

Below are summaries of what readers can find in the chapters.

  • Acne – Not Just an Issue for Teens
  • Blame it on stress, the environment, or hormones – the truth is that acne is not limited to teenagers. “It may surprise you to learn that one in five adults between the ages of 25 and 44 experiences acne. In fact, some find their acne is worse in adulthood than it was during puberty,” says Dr.Friedman. In his book, Dr. Friedman offers solutions for current acne breakouts as well as for scars caused by past acne blemishes.
  • Lasers -  “In the past five years lasers have been found in multiple studies to reduce not only acne lesions but also improve acne scars.” When considering laser treatment, Dr. Friedman suggests reviewing all of the options available to become an informed participant in the initial consultation with your dermatologist. “A great option for patients experiencing both acne lesions and acne scarring is the 1450-nm Smoothbeam diode laser by Candela®.”
  • Rosacea: Red All Over – “Notable flushing, diffuse redness, and visible facial blood vessels may point to one of the most under diagnosed, yet prevalent and frustrating skin conditions affecting adults. It is called rosacea,” Dr. Friedman explains. He notes that although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, there are several treatment options available.
  • Pulsed-Dye Laser Treatments target broken blood vessels and background redness. Redness caused by rosacea responds very well to a series of laser treatments. Since rosacea is a chronic condition, periodic maintenance treatments are required after the initial series.
  • Leg Veins: Reveal Simply Beautiful Legs – Summertime clothing can draw attention to the legs. Visible veins on the legs are a common concern affecting 80% of women in the United States. Spider veins can become more prominent as we age and with jobs requiring prolonged standing.
  • Sclerotherapy, which is best for the treatment of spider veins and reticular veins, can be combined with the long-pulsed 1064-nmNd:YAG laser. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their legs need to have the treatment about three to six months ahead of shorts and swimsuit season,” according to Dr. Friedman.
  • Injections for Wrinkles without the Pain – Today’s experienced physicians can help patients achieve varying degrees of improvement,” Dr. Friedman notes. “The best doctors will insist on creating a natural look.
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers mixed w/lidocaine are one of the most exciting new developments Dr. Friedman offers his patients. Now, injections for fine lines and deeper wrinkles are given in combination with lidocaine, a numbing agent. The result is less discomfort from the injection process.

*Notable Breakthroughs: Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Keratosis*

Actinic Keratosis, or AKs, are common precancerous lesions caused by sun exposure, affecting between 11% and 26% of people in the U.S. over the age of 40. According to Dr. Friedman, “Photodyamic therapy is an excellent option to replace traditional treatments for AKs such as freezing through liquid nitrogen. This high tech blue light treatment allows for a larger area of the skin to be treated at each visit. Patients have also been pleased with the added benefits they notice, such as improvement of their skin texture .”

Dr. Friedman notes, “Good skin requires maintenance. With the help of a daily sun block, a good moisturizer, and a topical retinoid, healthy skin has an even surface that glows. Cosmeceuticals and cosmetics can enhance the foundation achieved with a solid skincare regimen and dermatologic

About Paul M. Friedman, M.D.

Paul M. Friedman, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, specializing in dermatologic laser surgery and Moh micrographic surgery. He completed his residency in dermatology at the New York School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top dermatology residency programs.

Dr. Friedman is the director of the DermSurgery Laser Center in Houston, Texas and also practices at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in Manhattan. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Dermatology, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Friedman is on staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston. For more information, please visit


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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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36 Responses to “Beautiful Skin Revealed (Giveaway)”
  1. 1
    shari says:

    I’d like the book to do what I can to prevent damage to my skin etc.

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    Marci says:

    I am 47 and still dealing with acne. I would be thrilled to find out what to do about it, while treating my aging skin.

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    Marci says:

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    Darlene says:

    I’m getting older every day!!! Need some help on everything from wrinkles to acne to dry skin!!!HELP!!!

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    ligata says:

    I would love to have this book!Please enter me!

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    felecia says:

    I would love to learn something new to make me feel better about myself!

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    felecia says:

    email subscriber

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    Patti Hess says:

    I’d like to win this to read the different ways I can get beautiful skin

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    Amber says:

    this would be great to have because as i get older this would help with a lot of insight

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    Teresa F says:

    I would like to read about leg veins. I have a severe problem with them. Thank you.

  22. 22
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    I already like you on Facebook. Thank you.

  23. 23
    Shannon S. says:

    It would be a great resource for all sorts of issues, but in particular, I am interested in the information about spider veins.

  24. 24
    Christina says:

    I’d like to win this book because when I got older my eczema returned (which I hadn’t had since infancy!) and I’d like to learn some skin tips for it!

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    Karin says:

    I would love some beauty and skin care tips

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    Donna K says:

    I would like it to learn how to fight signs of aging.

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    Donna K says:

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    Donna K says:

    I am a “fan” of An Island Life’s Facebook Fan page.

  31. 31
    angie says:

    I would love to have the best skin possible. Any tips would help.

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    pringles palo says:

    i’d love to win this book because i’d love to learn from the experts! it would be my pleasure to read how to have a beautiful skin and maintain it.

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    This would be for my neighbor!

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    shawna says:

    I have skin issues maybe this could help me get clearer skin.

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    Rory Kaphing says:

    I would like to win this for my girlfriend!

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to learn how to get beautiful skin, thanks for the chance!