Skin occlusion: Treatment or drug-like device?

E. Berardesca, H. I. Maibach

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The effects of occlusion on skin function are described and reviewed. Occlusion seems to be not only a device applied on the skin surface, but, under certain conditions, a powerful treatment capable of inducing several changes on epidermal metabolism, skin flora, sweat glands and epidermal morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalSkin Pharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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