Advances in Geriatric Dermatology

  • Anne Lynn S.┬áChang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Olivia Yu-Ping Lai, Justin Endo
    Pages 1-30
  3. Kevin Chun-Kai Wang
    Pages 31-39
  4. John Montgomery Yost
    Pages 41-54
  5. Gregory W. Charville, Anne Lynn S. Chang
    Pages 55-64
  6. Daniel C. Butler, John Y. M. Koo
    Pages 65-69
  7. Staci Brandt, Matthew Meckfessel
    Pages 71-76
  8. Robert A. Norman
    Pages 77-87
  9. Shannon Famenini, Nason Azizi, Andy Liu, Anne Lynn S. Chang
    Pages 89-96
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 105-109

About this book


This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date.  

Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the potential role of topical agents and procedures in reversing the aging process. Evidence-based prescribing in older patients is then explained, and the evidence relating to treatments for psoriasis, reviewed. Further chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, the increase in and management of sexually transmitted diseases in older dermatology patients, and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations assist the reader in quickly grasping the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, research scientists with translational interest, geriatricians, and gerontologists.


Elder mistreatment Epigenetics Evidence-based practice Skin aging Targeted therapies

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Lynn S.┬áChang
    • 1
  1. 1.Standford University School of MedicineRedwood CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18379-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18380-0
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