Thank you for visiting the new Web site of Dr. Eva Ritvo and Dr. Debra Luftman -- The Beauty Prescription.


In our modern world, research shows that beautiful people earn more money, get a better break in the legal system, get more help from strangers, advance further in their careers and are generally happier. In The Beauty Prescription, Dr. Debra Luftman, a board-certified dermatologist and Dr. Eva Ritvo, a board-certified psychiatrist, pull back the curtains from what is truly the source of lasting beauty: the brain.


Dr. Debra Luftman is a board certified dermatologist who has developed her own skin care line of products, Therapeutix®. She has always felt that there is an important connection between overall health, skin health and emotional well being. Her mission is offering cutting edge medical care while retaining the art of medicine-always communicating with her patients.

"We should be concerned and aware of what is happening to our skin because it is the largest living organ of the body," comments Dr. Luftman.  "Our overall health is reflected in the condition of our skin."



Dr. Ritvo is an internationally known psychiatrist practicing at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, Florida. She has over 20 years experience as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and treats individual, couples and families. She is the former vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she remains as an Associate Professor on the voluntary faculty. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatry, the National Association of Medical Communicators and the International Society of Sports Psychiatry.

Dr. Ritvo completed her residency training at New York Hospital Payne Whitney Clinic/ Cornell and received undergraduate and medical degrees from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ritvo has written and lectured extensively in the US, and internationally on the “Science and Meaning of Beauty” and on Women’s Empowerment issues, Disruptive Physicians and Family Therapy. Dr Ritvo has written book chapters and articles on topics that include body dysmorphic disorder, managing patient expectations and handling difficult patients. She is co-author of the definitive beauty guide, The Beauty Prescription: The Complete Formula for Looking and Feeling Beautiful (McGraw-Hill, 2008) which is available in English and Chinese. She is also the lead author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy and has written the chapters on Family and Couples Therapy for the leading psychiatric textbooks.


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