Physiology of the Skin Third Edition

In order to effectively administer and formulate skin care treatments, one must first understand the function and structure of the skin. Physiology of the Skin, Third Edition provides this information and addresses the biochemistry and free radical damage that changes young skin into old skin, with a specific focus on both extrinsic and intrinsic issues. This volume also provides an understanding of skin care products and their utilization in maintaining healthy skin. Disease states, including acne, eczema, photodamage, psoriasis, and more are discussed. New topical, injectable and device products for skin rejuvenation are presented to build on the basics of skin physiology.

This latest edition takes the reader on a learning journey beginning with the formation of skin, moving on through the onset of puberty and adolescent issues, and finally discussing maturity and issues pertaining to perimenopausal and menopausal skin. Topics include:

  • Skin structure
  • Skin function and biochemistry
  • Skin needs in disease states and maturity
  • Photoaging mechanisms and sun protection
  • Cosmeceuticals and procedures for aging skin

Updates from Previous Edition

Physiology of the Skin, Third Edition boasts 33% more information, as well as a modern approach to the basic esthetic treatment of skin disease, including topicals, injectables and procedures. It presents the principles of basic skin physiology in understandable language and discusses product formulation and procedures germane to the world of esthetics. No other text bridges the gap between the science and everyday applications of skin physiology principles.