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By C. C. Zouboulis, Maria Isabel Herane, D. Thiboutot

The lawsuits of the Symposium on pimples which came about in the course of the twentieth global Congress of Dermatology in July 2002 in Paris evaluate the present and destiny features of analysis, scientific entities and therapy of zits. within the foreword through Prof. John S. Strauss (Iowa urban) crucial information are summarized. The papers offered are the result of a cooperation of foreign specialists introducing cutting edge facts on epidemiology, comedogenesis and irritation, pimples in infancy, pimples genetics, topical and systemic remedy, bacterial resistance, hormonal treatment, and not more universal equipment of pimples remedy. This booklet both addresses clinicians and scientists drawn to the present and destiny tendencies of the remedy of zits in addition to the auspicious improvement pimples learn will adventure.

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Chapter 2: Getting Comfortable with the Skin You’re In 19 Hair Pore Epidermis Sebaceous (oil) gland Dermis Subcutanous layer Muscle Nerve Fatty tissue Follicle Sweat gland Figure 2-1: A cross section of your skin. ” Therefore, keratino-cytes, by definition, are cells (cytes) comprised of keratin. Just as your skin has more then one layer (epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layer), the epidermis itself has three layers. Within these layers, there’s constant cellular motion going on. ߜ Outer layer: The outermost layer of the epidermis is known as the stratum corneum, also known as the horny layer.

That’s because your melanin protects you from skin cancers, wrinkling, and keeps you looking young. If your skin is fair, if you burn easily, or if you have a personal or family history of skin cancer, you should protect yourself from the sun by wearing hats and caps, using sunscreens, and avoiding going to tanning parlors. If your skin is dark, you may have other reasons to protect it from the sun (see Chapter 12 where I talk about the dark spots that occur in dark skin). People with dark complexioned or Asian skin may have other reasons to be very sensitive and prone to irritation and possibly less tolerant of many of the topical medications that are used to treat acne.

Then I discuss the many choices you have among medications, lights, lasers, and surgery, as well as alternative methods to treat acne. Discussions of acne in teens, adults, folks with dark complexions, the elderly, the very young, and the expectant mother — they’re all here. Part IV: Dealing with Scars and Associated Conditions In this part, I get physical and emotional. I give you tips on how to treat acne scars based on the kinds of scars you have and the kind of skin you have. Because acne can be so emotionally devastating, I also delve into the emotional hurdles that you or your friends and family have to contend with and how to help avoid, manage, and prevent them.

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