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Title Ethnic skin and hair / edited by Enzo Berardesca, Jean-Luc Lévêque, Howard I. Maibach
Published New York : Informa Healthcare, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 269 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Dermatology : clinical & basic science series ; 28
Dermatology (Informa Healthcare) ; 28.
Contents Front cover -- Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Chapter 1. Anthropology of Skin Colors -- Chapter 2. Biophysical Properties of Ethnic Skin -- Chapter 3. Light Penetration and Melanin Content in Ethnic Skin -- Chapter 4. Photoreactivity of Ethnic Skin -- Chapter 5. Hair Anthropology -- Chapter 6. The Transverse Dimensions of Human Head Hair -- Chapter 7. Infuence of Ethnic Origin of Hair on Water-Keratin Interaction -- Chapter 8. The Age-Dependent Changes in Skin Condition in Ethnic Populations from Around the World
Chapter 9. Update on Racial Differences in Susceptibility to Skin Irritation and AllergyChapter 10. Ethnic Itch -- Chapter 11. Age-Related Changes in Skin Microtopography: A Comparison Between Caucasian and Japanese Women -- Chapter 12. Inter- and Intraethnic Differences in Skin Micro Relief as a Function of Age and Site -- Chapter 13. Stratum Corneum Lipids and Water Holding Capacity: Comparison Between Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians -- Chapter 14. The Impact of Skin Disease in Ethnic Skin -- Chapter 15. Acne and Scarring
Chapter 16. Black Skin Cosmetics: Specific Skin and Hair Problems of African Americans and Cosmetic Approaches for Their TreatmentChapter 17. Ethnical Aspects of Skin Pigmentation -- Chapter 18. Sensitive Skin-An Ethnic Overview -- Chapter 19. Diversity of Hair Growth Parameters -- Index -- Back cover
Summary "Ethnic Skin and Hair" defines and reviews the differences in skin and hair function in relation to ethnicity. This book covers basic concepts of human evolution and progresses to discussions of varying skin pigments and phenotypes. It describes the physiological differences in hair and skin structure and their importance in the modulation of skin responses, as well as their effect on skin aging, cancer, and pigmentation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Skin -- Diseases -- Cross-cultural studies
Hair -- Diseases -- Cross-cultural studies
Skin Diseases -- ethnology
Skin Diseases -- therapy
Skin Diseases -- physiopathology
Skin Pigmentation
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Skin.
Hair -- Diseases.
Skin -- Diseases.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Berardesca, Enzo.
Leveque, Jean-Luc, 1940-
Maibach, Howard I.
LC no. 2006048587
ISBN 9781420004663