This text documents the science that lies behind the expanding field of cosmetic dermatology so that clinicians can practice with confidence and researchers can be fully aware of the clinical implications of their work. New chapters have been added to this edition on photodamage, actinic keratoses, UV lamps, hidradenitis suppurativa, age-related changes in male skin, changes in female hair with aging, nonabltaive laser rejuvenation, and cryolipolysis, and chapters have been updated throughout to keep this at the forefront of work and practice.
The Series in Cosmetic and Laser Therapy is published in association with the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy.
Skin Science and Parameters: Skin physiology and gender. Climatic influence on cosmetic skin parameters. Transepidermal water loss. Nail penetration. Pharmacology of Cosmetic Products and Ingredients: Sensitive skin: New findings yield new insights. Organic acids with novel functions: Hydroxy, bionic, N-acetylamino acids and N-acylpeptide derivatives. Retinyl propionate and related retinoids. Idebenone (hydroxydecyl ubiquinone). Antioxidants. Topical retinol: an efficacious solution for improvement of main photodamage signs. Applications of non-denatured soy in skin care. Kinetin. Urokinase and plasmin in dry skin and aging. Ceramides and the skin. 4-Hexyl-1,3-phenylenediol, an NF-kB inhibitor, improving clinical signs of aging. Perfumes. Survey of alternative and natural drugs in dermatology. Non-pathological Skin Treatments: Skin care products for normal, dry, and greasy skin. Self-tanning products. Astringents, masks, and ancillary skin care products. Regulatory overview of cosmeceuticals. Photodamage: Prevention. Photodamage and skin cancer: How successful are sunscreens as a means of prevention?. Photodamage: Protection and reversal with topical antioxidants. Actinic keratoses. Safety of UV nail lamps as used in professional nail salons. Specific Locations and Condition: Hair care. Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. The periorbital wrinkle. Cosmetology for normal nails. Cosmetics for abnormal and pathological nails. Evaluating hand and body lotions. Anticellulite products and therapies. Therapy of telangiectasia and varicose veins and their complications. Management of hirsutism and hypertrichosis. Pigmentation: Dyschromia. Treatment of keloids. Keratolytic treatment of acne. Hidradenitis suppurativa. Specific Groups: Age-related changes in male skin. Ethnic cosmetics. Ethnic variation in hair. Ethnic differences in skin properties. Changes in female hair with aging: new understanding and measures. The menopause, skin, and cosmetology. Cosmetological Treatments: Mesotherapy. Microneedles and cosmetics. Photodynamic therapy in dermatology. Cosmetic cryosurgery. Botulinum toxins. Soft tissue augmentation. Bioelectricity and its application in cosmetic dermatology. Chemical peelings. Lasers and light sources for vascular and pigmented components of photoaging. Nonablative laser rejuvenation. Cryolipolysis for non-surgical fat reduction. Assessment Techniques: Using the behind-the-knee (BTK) test to evaluate lotion transfer from products to skin. Assessing the efficacy of moisturizers.