Non-neoplastic disorders of the aging skin

Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Enzo Berardesca, Howard I. Maibach

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The skin is the barrier between vulnerable internal tissues and a plentitude of environmental factors with the potential to negatively impact those tissues [1]. Degenerative processes inherent to aging produce the characteristic thinning, drying, and sagging of elderly skin [2] as well as a progressive deterioration in skin function [3]. This process is based to some extent on ethnicity and gender [4]. However, most visible changes in aged skin [4] as well as most pathological changes are due to a lifetime of exposure to external environmental insult [1]. Degenerative processes that occur in aging skin and their clinical significance are shown in Table 54.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Aging Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540896555
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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