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August 1989

Aging and the Skin

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Houston, Tex

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(8):1150. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670200126031

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A timely subject of recent interest is aging in general, and the skin in particular. Advertisements for cosmetics that rejuvenate the skin or promote hair growth abound, yet few advertisements have a scientific basis for their claims. Therefore, a summary of what is and what is not known about aging skin might be of interest to many readers.

In spite of its title, Aging and the Skin is not really about aging and the skin, but rather is about the skin in aging. In fact, the concept of aging and evidence for and against various theories receive almost no attention. This scholarly work is a collection of chapters written by experts in various aspects of cutaneous aging. Most chapters can be found in whole or in part elsewhere in the geriatric or dermatologic literature but have been gathered here in one book.

The chapters vary considerably in length and detail

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