Reference Work Entry

Textbook of Aging Skin

pp 1089-1117

Topical Peptides and Proteins for Aging Skin

  • Farzam GorouhiAffiliated withThe Procter & Gamble CompanyDepartment of Dermatology, University of California
  • , Howard I. MaibachAffiliated withThe Procter & Gamble CompanyDepartment of Dermatology, University of California Email author 

Abstract

In 2000, individuals over the age of 65 represented 13% of the US population; this is expected to increase to 20% by 2030. This preponderance of older individuals over younger ones will transform the shape of the age distribution graph into a rectangle rather than the current pyramid observed [1].