In this installment of “22 Minutes,” 1010 WINS anchor Brigitte Quinn sits down with television personalities and authors Heather Dubrow and Dr. Terry Dubrow about their new book “Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig Present The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to the Best Anti-Aging Treatments.”
BQ: Now Dr. and Mrs. Guineau Pig, explain that.
TD: I’ve been a doctor for a lot of years and Heather used to come home and say to me in the beginning of my practice, “Hey what about this treatment, does it work?” I’d go, “No, it doesn’t work… that doesn’t work.” And she’d say, “Some of this stuff has to work!” So ultimately we started testing everything on ourselves to determine what works and what doesn’t work. This area of health, wellness and beauty is filled with things that don’t work. We call them “wallet biopsy.” In reality, there’s a lot of good and a lot of nonsense. We wanted to give people the opportunity to see what will work for them.
HD: I believe everything works, or at least I wanted to believe it. Most of us want to have a jar of hope. I want to think everything works and Terry thinks nothing works. So a lot of how this started, it was Terry had a cold and he refused to take cold medicine. So he finally took some and he felt better and he had a little “ah-ha” moment. So we tried more things and lotions and potions.
BQ: I’m gonna jump ahead to the very end of the book, you have some wacky treatments! Leech therapy and a snail smile– you actually tried these things?
HD: Yes! Everything in this book we either tried, had Terry perform it or brought an expert in. We really wanted to give everyone a comprehensive guide to the risk-reward. Because some things work, some things don’t. What’s worth the money?
BQ: You also talk about make-up in the book. Lately I’ve been noticing celebrities and this minimalist movement: less is more. Does that work for everybody?
HD: It takes a lot of make-up to get a natural look. Most people don’t realize that your skin has to be absolutely perfect if you’re going to do the “natural look.” I think it’s all about confidence and what makes you feel good makes you look good.
Check out the full interview in the video above.
About Heather Dubrow
Heather Dubrow is known for her glamorous East Coast style , talent and her ability to talk to anyone. Heather joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” in season 7 as the witty, down-to-earth, gorgeous brunette deftly juggling family life and multiple business ventures. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
About Terry Dubrow
Plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow was first introduced to American viewing audiences in 2004, when Fox aired it’s hit plastic surgery reality show The Swan. Before television gained him an international reputation for transformative cosmetic surgery work, Dr. Dubrow was already renowned throughout southern California for his highly successful plastic surgery practice based in Newport Beach, CA, where he continues to serve men and women in areas surrounding Orange County and world wide.
About Brigitte Quinn:
Brigitte anchors mornings at 1010 WINS radio and has worked in broadcasting for more than thirty years. She was a TV anchor at the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NBC. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BS from Cornell University. Her first novel, “Anchored” was published in 2015.