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Contributions By: Doris Day, MD

Medical Beauty

Body Contouring Revisited

As the post-COVID summer approaches, reader questions around body contouring have begun piling in. So, expect an ‘uplift’ in stories around the butt and the thighs, pun intended. Read more

The Perfect Maskne Fix
Products

A Copper And Shea Butter Skin Nourishing Mask – say what?

“Maskne” is a thing everyone and anyone is talking about in skincare. But I have yet to find a “fix” of the problem. I recently met with Dr. Read more

Face

The Ass Vs. Face Dilemma

“A 30-year-old woman must choose between her bottom and her face,” Catherine Deneuve famously declared.  You’ve heard it before: After a certain age, you have to make a choice between your—ahem—derrière and your visage. Read more

Juara Coffee Scrub Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub

In our line of work, we try a lot of products. That means we know what we love and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

Supplements, Lasers, And Procedures That Remedy Hair Loss
Hair

From Supplements To Lasers And PRP, Here Are The Best Remedies For Hair Loss

Thick, lush, healthy, silky smooth, shiny hair—it’s every woman’s dream. For men, it’s simpler, but the same idea—a thick, full head of hair. As a cosmetic dermatologist, hair loss and thinning are among the most emotionally difficult concerns patients come to me with. Read more

Do you keep your cosmetic treatments a secret?
Point Of View

To Tell Or Not To Tell: Do You Keep Your Cosmetic Treatments A Secret?

In doctors’ offices all over New York, you’ll often hear the receptionist asking, “One credit card or two?” When I first heard this I didn’t understand—but after asking a few questions, I learned it’s because women want to hide their cosmetic treatments from their husbands. Read more

Discounted Services Aren't Worth It
Buyer Beware

You Get What You Pay For: The Risk Of Cheap Botox

Let’s face it: cosmetic procedures aren’t cheap. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost (in 2011) for laser skin resurfacing was about $1,200 and a single dose of an injectable dermal filler was close to $600. Read more

Aging is personal—and you get most of it from your mom. Talk to her!
Face

Talk To Your Mother About Aging! Here’s Why

Your genetic blueprint, or genome, is made of approximately 25,000 genes—that’s around 3 billion letters of DNA. Every single characteristic you have, from cute feet to sugar cravings to crow’s feet, is held in that imaginary chain. Read more

ultherapy treatment for plunging necklines
Body

Plunging Necklines: How Ultherapy Can Firm Your Décolletage

This year, the Golden Globes exposed a certain trend—and a certain décolletage. Plunging necklines dominated the red carpet, with everyone from Jessica Biel, Mandy Moore, and even Laura Dern showing off a perky, well cared-for set of curves and a moisturized, spotless chest. Read more

11 Easy Skincare Tips For Winter
Expert Q/A

11 Of The Easiest Skin Care Tips For Cold Weather

The change of seasons can be very stressful on your skin, especially when going from warmer summer months to cold, windy drier winters. This transition most commonly makes your skin look dull and older than its years, but it can also spur flare-ups of skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Read more

The Newest Innovations in Aesthetic Dermatology
Face

Innovative New Treatments Available in Aesthetic Dermatology Right Now

When you’re invited to sit in a lovely room for an hour to listen to five top dermatologists discuss treatment trends, you know you’re going to hear a thing or two about innovation. Read more

probiotic-skincare-mybody-charlottes-book
Products

The Newest Probiotic Science And What It Means For Your Skincare

Written and researched for Charlotte’s Book: an online resource dedicated to aesthetic health + wellness.

When we tell you that probiotics belong on your face, a natural first reaction is full-blown skepticism. Read more

Dr. Doris Day Answers Your Rosacea Questions
Complexion

Dr. Doris Day & The National Rosacea Society Answer Your Rosacea Questions

Charlotte’s Book is a trusted place to find and share information on the best in skincare, anti-aging, aesthetics, and wellness. Ask Charlotte your beauty or wellness question, and we’ll call upon one of the experts in The Book to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Read more

Best Sunscreens
Sun Care

Protect With the Best: Our Experts’ Favorite Sunscreens

It’s your best friend, it’s your secret weapon: in the long run, a sunscreen can make all the difference for your skin, so choosing wisely is imperative.  Read more

These botched cosmetic stories reinforce the importance of going to a qualified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Consult Charlotte's Book.
Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware: Fixing Botched Cosmetic Procedures

When you make an appointment for a cosmetic treatment that’s supposed to leave you looking better than before, the last thing you expect is to walk out looking worse. Read more