Cosmetics for skin, hair, and nails play a vital part in the management and treatment of many dermatological conditions; unfortunately, they may also at times be the cause of some dermatological problems. They are therefore subjects where dermatologists need to be aware of the major commercial developments taking place, in addition to the many common Over The Counter products already available, in order to be vigilant in checking the possible benefits or disadvantages for patients.
This text takes a serious look at the integration of skin care products, cosmetics, hair adornments, and nail cosmetics in the daily practice of dermatology, expanding the realm of disease treatment beyond diagnosis and treatment into the maintenance phase of healthy skin, hair, and nails.
I Facial cosmetic dermatology. Introduction. Acne and cosmetics. Rosacea and cosmetics. Facial moisturizers and eczema. Sensitive skin and contact dermatitis. Aging skin and cosmeceuticals. Facial scarring and camouflaging. Ethnic skin and pigmentation. Male skin care. Facial photoprotection. Lip cosmetic considerations. Eyes. Postsurgical cosmetics. Facial adornment. Troubleshooting problematic ingredients. Summary. II Cosmetics in dermatology of the body. Introduction. Personal hygiene, cleansers, and xerosis. Body xerosis and moisturization. Hand dermatitis and moisturization. Hyperhidrosis and antiperspirants. Fragrances, dermatitis, and vasomotor rhinitis. Body photoprotection. Sunless tanning creams. Cellulite. Stretch marks. III Hair. Introduction. Shampoos for hair health. Hair conditioners. Hair styling aids. Hair styling with prostheses. Hair permanent waving. Hair straightening. Hair dyeing. Folliculitis and shaving. Hair removal. Hair and photoprotection. Alopecia and cosmetic considerations. Seborrheic dermatitis. Psoriasis and hair. Aging hair issues. Damaged hair issues. IV Nail. Introduction. A problem-oriented approach to fingernail issues. Understanding and treating brittle nails. Cosmetics in nail disease. Children and nail cosmetic issues. Toenails and cosmetic issues. Summary. Index.