Non-neoplastic disorders of the aging skin

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

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Abstract

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
Pages527-542
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540896555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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