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Ethnic Skin and Hair
by Enzo Berardesca

Ethnic Skin and Hair defines and reviews the differences in skin and hair function in relation to ethnicity.

Ethnic Skin and Hair covers basic concepts of human evolution and progresses to discussions of varying skin pigments and phenotypes.

Ethnic Skin and Hair features:

  • helps physicians enhance their knowledge of the structural, functional, and clinical diversity between skin types
  • studies variability in skin structure and function among various groups
  • reviews common problems seen by dermatologists in ethnic skin and compares their appearance in caucasian populations
  • discusses the mechanisms underlying possible ethnic differences in skin responses
  • reviews skin treatment issues unique to the African-American, Hispanic, and Asian communities

Ethnic Skin and Hair 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.

Contents

  1. Anthropology of Skin Colors
  2. Biophysical Properties of Ethnic Skin
  3. Light Penetration and Melanin Content in Ethnic Skin
  4. Photoreactivity of Ethnic Skin
  5. Hair Anthropology
  6. The Transverse Dimensions of Human Head Hair
  7. Influence of Ethnic Origin of Hair on Water-Keratin Interaction
  8. The Age-Dependent Changes in Skin Condition in Ethnic Populations from Around the World
  9. Update on Racial Differences in Susceptibility to Skin Irritation and Allergy
  10. Ethnic Itch
  11. Age-Related Changes in Skin Microtopography: A Comparison Between Caucasian and Japanese Women
  12. Inter- and Intraethnic Differences in Skin Micro Relief as a Function of Age and Site
  13. Stratum Corneum Lipids and Water Holding Capacity: Comparison Between Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians
  14. The Impact of Skin Disease in Ethnic Skin
  15. Acne and Scarring
  16. Black Skin Cosmetics: Specific Skin and Hair Problems of African-Americans and Cosmetic Approaches for Their Treatment
  17. Ethical Aspects of Skin Pigmentation
  18. Sensitive Skin-An Ethnic Overview
  19. Diversity of Hair Growth Parameters

Index

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Ethnic Skin and Hair
by Enzo Berardescal
2006 288 pages $198.95 + shipping
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