Vitamin A Skin Science

Vitamin A Skin Science

Vitamin A Skin Science

by Dr Desmond Fernandes and Dr Ernst Eiselen
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Vitamin A Skin Science is the combined knowledge of two dedicated and experienced medical practitioners whose firm belief in the beneficial properties of Vitamin A and other anti-oxidants for the skin has led them to share this vital information with the world. It is the result of many years of intensive research in both the laboratory and private practice. The book lays out, in detail, how these humble, but critical substances can repair the skin, strengthen it and boost its immunity to disease.

The information in this book will change the way skin professionals treat and deal with skin problems. It is essential reading for Dermatologists, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Cosmetic Doctors and Nurses, Aesthetic Physicians, General Practitioners and Beauty Therapists.

“Vitamin A rich skin does not get skin cancer”

Dr Des Fernandes

Dr Fernandes was voted one of the top ten plastic surgeons in the world by Insignia magazine

“The first and the last word on vitamin therapy for the skin comes from Dr Des Fernandes”
Dr Matthias Aust, Plastic Surgeon

“Every now and then someone comes along who changes the game forever. That’s what Dr Fernandes has done with his Vitamin A research. This is the work of a man who refused to let skin cancer have the final say.” Dr Theo Rousseau, Plastic Surgeon

FORMAT: Paperback
SIZE: 210 x 160 mm
No Of PAGES: 300
ISBN: 978-0-9576681-9-5

Dr Ernst Eiselen

Ernst Eiselen is a specialist GP practicing in the northern suburbs of Perth in Western Australia. A fortuitous meeting with Dr Des Fernandes and a resultant interest in the properties and role of vitamin A in humans fed his great interest in, and passion for, issues surrounding skin health and combating skin cancer.  Ernst qualified at Pretoria University in 1981 and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2009.

Dr Des Fernandes

Dr Des Fernandes of Cape Town, South Africa is a world-leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He first described the method for Collagen Induction Therapy and used his in-depth knowledge of the beneficial effects of Vitamin A on the skin to develop the Environ Skin Care products, which are now sold around the world. In the past he worked as a Registrar for Dr Christian Barnard during the first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

M.B. B.Ch. (Witwatersrand); F.R.C.S.(Edin)

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction and Background
  2. A Perspective on Modern Skin Care
  3. The Structure of the Skin
  4. The Sun and Free Radicals
  5. Photo-ageing
  6. The Prevention of Photoageing: Sun Protection
  7. The Chemistry of Vitamin A
  8. The Role of Vitamin A in Photoageing
  9. My Personal Experience with Using Vitamin-A-Based Skin Care Products, by Dr Des Fernandes
  10. The Safety of Vitamin A by Mouth and Applied to the Skin
  11. Antioxidant Vitamins: C, E, and Others
  12. Other Important Molecules for Protecting Skin
  13. Peptides
  14. Other Molecules to Rejuvenate Skin: Alpha and Beta-Hydroxy Acids and Other
  15. Skin Peeling
  16. When Skin Care is not Enough: Enhanced Skin Penetration with Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis
  17. The Principles of Cellular Communication
  18. Skin Needling