Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prevention – An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nana Smith, Francisco A. Tausk
      Pages 3-16
    3. Robert A. Norman, Max Rappaport
      Pages 17-20
    4. Michelle C. Duhaney
      Pages 21-33
    5. Jina P. Lewallen, Susan R. Adams
      Pages 35-45
    6. Jina P. Lewallen, Carolyn Lazaro Tuturro, Angelo Turturro
      Pages 47-56
  3. Common Problems and Treatment in Dermatological Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. Lisa C. Hutchison, Oumitana Kajkenova
      Pages 63-70
    3. Margaret E. M. Kirkup
      Pages 71-79
    4. Camile L. Hexsel, Henry W. Lim
      Pages 81-91
    5. Panoglotis Mitropoulos, Robert A. Norman
      Pages 93-101
    6. Athena Theodosatos, Robert Haight
      Pages 103-113
    7. Supriya S. Venugopal, Dedee F. Murrell
      Pages 115-135
    8. Stefan Wöhrl
      Pages 137-150
    9. Gwynn Coatney, Robert A. Norman
      Pages 151-160
    10. Brian B. Adams
      Pages 161-171
    11. Zoe Diana Draelos
      Pages 173-186
    12. Evangeline B. Handog, Trisha C. Crisostomo
      Pages 187-201

About this book

Introduction

Chronological aging takes a toll on all and is especially visible on the most recognizable features of our facial skin. As the population ages it is demanding more help, including prevention of skin problems.

We live in a world between expectation and reality, and the goal for dermatologists is to help ourselves and our patients anticipate problems and provide solutions. Preventative Dermatology is the first book fully dedicated to prevention of skin disease. It seems almost counter-intuitive to take on this task, because so much of what we do in dermatology is based on repair and restructuring of skin maladies. However, the shortage of dermatology providers and the shift to cosmetics and procedures mean that it is essential to give patients choice when deciding the best options for themselves and their therapy and to maximize their experience of receiving the best quality healthcare.

Much can be done to prevent the disfiguring effects brought on by the abuse of sun, nicotine and alcohol, excess weight, mobility and exercise difficulties, dysfunctional nutrition, improper hygiene, lack of immunizations, inadequate cosmetic repair, and many other problems. Preventive dermatology focuses on ways we can minimize skin problems. We have highly effective sunscreens, a plethora of various information about skin care on the internet, and more prevention and treatment modalities than ever before. However, even the most informed patients need guidance, making this book essential for all practicing dermatologists.

Keywords

Allergie Sexually Transmitted Diseases Stress cancer prevention infection infections prevention surgery virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Norman
    • 1
  1. 1.TampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-021-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-020-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-021-2
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