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Physiology of
the Skin

Third edition
by Zoe Draelos, M.D.

Physiology of the Skin, Third edition provides an understanding of the function and structure of the skin 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 discusses skin care products and their utilization in maintaining healthy skin. Disease states, including acne, eczema, photodamage, psoriasis and more, are also discussed. The 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
  • smeceuticals and procedures for aging skin
  • Updates from previous edition

Physiology of the Skin, Third edition contains 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 relative to the world of esthetics. No other text bridges the gap between the science and everyday applications of skin physiology principles.



  1. Behavior of Healthy, Normal Skin
  2. The Desquamation Process, Cleansing and Moisturizing
  3. The Appendages
  4. The Lymphatic System
  5. Pigmentation
  6. Basic Chemistry of Life
  7. Biochemistry
  8. Free Radicals and the Skin
  9. Sun’s Effect on the Skin
  10. Viruses and Infection
  11. Elastin, Collagen, Peptides and Skin Health
  12. The Biological Role of Oxygen
  13. Fundamentals of Laser Science


  1. Immunology and the Skin Care Specialist
  2. How Wrinkles Develop
  3. Acne and Skin Care
  4. Sun-related Disorders and Skin Cancer
  5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Photosensitive Skin Problems and Sensitizers
  6. Males and Females: Physiological Differences
  7. Estrogens and Phytoestrogens
  8. Menopausal and Perimenopausal Skin
  9. New Aging Concepts
  10. Cosmeceuticals
  11. Vitamins and Nutraceuticals
  12. The Science of Chemical Peels
  13. Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion
  14. Lasers
  15. Chemodenervation
  16. Fillers
  17. Cellulite
  18. Glycation
  19. Impact of Glycation
  20. Oral Botanicals, Topical Botanicals and Phytotherapy
  21. Resveratrol
  22. Infection Prevention for the Skin Care Professional


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Physiology of the Skin
Third edition
by Zoe Draelos, M.D.

2011 • 674 pages • $128.00 + shipping
Texas residents please add 6.75 % sales tax

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