Expert tips for younger looking skin

Super penetrating anti-aging serumDr. Gerald Imber is one of the world’s leading plastic surgeons. He has decades of experience in plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation.  Dr. Imber has also several books about the care and maintenance of a youthful appearance, including the best-selling, anti-aging manual, The New Youth Corridor.   

Dr. Imber doesn’t believe that surgery alone is the answer to younger-looking skin. Here are his simple and effective tips for women all of ages, to have younger looking skin.
If you want younger looking skin:
Don’t smoke. The result is loss of elasticity, sagging and wrinkles.
Don’t gain or lose weight repeatedly.  Skin that does not respond to weight loss by shrinking looks loose, empty and haggard. The older you are or the more weight you need to lose, the more likely this problem will arise. Avoid significant weight gain, lose slowly and, above all, find your optimal weight and maintain it.
Don’t get too thin. Hollow cheeks and thin skin makes an adult look frail, weak, and old.
Don’t run.  At least don’t be a long-term, long-distance jogger.  The loss of fat padding in the cheeks as well as the constant rising and pounding down, which lifts and pulls the facial skin away from the underlying muscles and bones, causes the skin to sag.  These things have a negative effect on one’s appearance. 
Don’t do facial exercises. They cause wrinkles.
Avoid the sun It’s the primary accelerator of loosening and wrinkling of the skin.  It causes pigment changes, sunspots, and other unsightly eruptions.  
Don’t passively stretch skin.  When you prop your hand on your cheek or wash and apply products in a downward motion, you are passively stretching your skin.
To have younger skin:
Cleanse, use anti-oxidants and moisturizers.
Towel off briskly for exfoliation.  It helps remove heaped-up dead skin cells and allows healthy young cells to reach the surface. Always go from the down to the up direction, to avoid stretching the skin downward. Work with gravity not against it to prevent drooping.  Be gentle and do not apply much pressure.
Apply skin treatments and serums to clean, dry skin.
Make sure anti-oxidants penetrate the skin. Vitamin C and Vitamin E are among the most potent antioxidants for treating the skin, but if they can’t get into the skin, they can’t work their magic.  
Dr. Imber created Youth Corridor ( Antioxidant Boost Skin Serum with 10% Vitamin C, E and Melatonin to allow a larger dose of antioxidants to penetrate through the keratinized (tough waterproof outer layer) layer of the skin, due to melatonin’s lipophillic nature or ability to dissolve more quickly in fat.
Moisturizers with a sunscreen are a must to protect from the sun.  If a sunscreen is used separately, it should be applied before the moisturizer so it can penetrate.

A top plastic surgeon says surgery alone is not the answer

Dr. Gerald Imber

“After performing thousands of facelifts I am convinced that surgery alone is not the answer to maintaining one’s youthful good looks”, says renowned plastic surgeon Gerald Imber. He has put his knowledge of skin care and plastic surgery in a new easy-to-read book, The New Youth Corridor. I enjoyed it because of its straight-forward and informative approach to skin care and anti-aging. Dr. Imber also clearly defines most common cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery fixes. He details the use of these procedures, their advantages, and their limitations. Reading this book is the next best thing to a private consultation with a top plastic surgeon. Dr. Imber also answers questions about anti-oxidants, skin care, and nutrition.

If you want to learn more about how to have beautiful skin — at any age — don’t miss a word our exclusive and informative interview with Dr. Imber.
New Youth Corridor www.dolcedolce.comDr. Imber is an international renowned plastic surgeon. He is on the staff of Weill-Cornell Medical Center and heads a private clinic in Manhattan.
DD:  How important are anti-oxidants to maintaining a youthful complexion?
Dr. I : The importance of antioxidants in maintaining a youthful complexion cannot be overstated. Antioxidants counteract free radicals in the tissues. These free radicals are responsible for collagen breakdown, sun damage, and wrinkling.

DD: Your Youth Corridor serum contains Vitamins C and E with the addition of melatonin. What is the significance of adding melatonin –why did you include it?
Dr. I: Vitamins C and E are well known antioxidants. Unfortunately, because of their chemical nature they do not readily penetrate the skin. Melatonin penetrates well and brings the combined C and E into the skin with it, making the combination far more effective than C and E alone. When C and E are applied before sun exposure some of the redness and damage is prevented. When melatonin is added there is a far more effective protection. The skin is protected from photo damage caused by free radicals set in motion by the sun.

DD: Do you recommend the use of glycolic, retin A, or retinol on daily basis?
Dr. I: Retinols and Retin A are required for specific problems and not as a long-term strategy. AHA should be used daily in low concentration for exfoliation.

DD: What steps can women take to slow the aging process?
Dr. I: Steps to control the aging process include sun protection, no smoking, sensible exercise, weight control, and proper skin care.

DD: At what age should women begin to use “anti-aging “products?
Dr. I: Anti-aging products like antioxidant Boost should be used by women in their early 20s to PREVENT damage. Young women will benefit the most by staying youthful. It is never too early for protecting your skin.

DD: Are supplements necessary or helpful to maintain a youthful complexion – or can a healthful diet work too? What vitamins or mineral should women be mindful of including in their diets?
Dr I: Supplements: Vitamin D is probably necessary for everyone. Vitamin C is questionable. Others seem to have no use at all other than heart specific supplements like Omega-3 fatty acids.

DD: What’s your opinion of facial exercises or exercisers?
Dr. I: Facial exercises cause wrinkles.

DD: What inspired you, a busy surgeon, to take the time to write The New Youth Corridor?
Dr. I: I wrote the New Youth Corridor to answer the questions always asked of me, and to give a larger population the benefit of my study and expertise.
For more information: The New Youth Corridor is available at Costco or from or