Agache's Measuring the Skin

Non-invasive Investigations, Physiology, Normal Constants

  • Philippe Humbert
  • Ferial Fanian
  • Howard I. Maibach
  • Pierre Agache
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Pierre Agache, Thomas Lihoreau, Sophie Mac-Mary, Ferial Fanian, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 1-4
  3. Annette Mehling, Corinne Reymermier
    Pages 15-22
  4. Thomas Lihoreau, Pierre Agache
    Pages 23-34
  5. L. Duteil, K. Roussel, P. Bahadoran
    Pages 35-48
  6. Behrooz Kasraee
    Pages 49-54
  7. J. C. Guimberteau, J. P. Delage, E. Sawaya
    Pages 67-84
  8. Gladimir V. G. Baranoski, Tenn F. Chen
    Pages 85-98
  9. Xuemin Wang, Chao Yuan, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 99-106
  10. Xuemin Wang, Chao Yuan, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 107-112
  11. Razvigor Darlenski, Joachim W. Fluhr
    Pages 113-120
  12. Alireza Firooz, Hamed Zartab, Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi
    Pages 121-131
  13. Alireza Firooz, Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi, Hamed Zartab
    Pages 133-142
  14. Peter Clarys, André O. Barel
    Pages 143-147
  15. Marty O. Visscher
    Pages 149-159
  16. Adeline Jeudy, Vanessa Ecarnot, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 161-176
  17. Jean-Marie Sainthillier, Sophie Mac-Mary, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 177-189
  18. Ahmed Elkhyat, Ferial Fanian, Ahlam Abdou, Hajar Amarouch, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 191-202
  19. George Man, Mao-Qiang Man
    Pages 203-210
  20. Alexander Witkowski, Giovanni Pellacani, Salvador Gonzalez, Caterina Longo
    Pages 211-228
  21. Jean-Marie Sainthillier, Sophie Mac-Mary, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 229-243
  22. Marek Haftek
    Pages 245-254
  23. Lars Norlén
    Pages 255-266
  24. Gérald E. Piérard, Trinh Hermanns-Lê, Claudine Piérard-Franchimont
    Pages 267-271
  25. Victoria Klang, Magdalena Hoppel, Claudia Valenta
    Pages 281-288
  26. Heinrich Dickel, Alexandros Goulioumis, Thilo Gambichler, Joachim W. Fluhr, Jeanette Kamphowe, Peter Altmeyer et al.
    Pages 289-297
  27. Jean-claude Bernengo, Jean de Rigal
    Pages 299-340
  28. Katsuko Kikuchi, Hachiro Tagami
    Pages 341-354
  29. Gérald E. Piérard, Claudine Piérard-Franchimont
    Pages 363-367
  30. Jakob Mutanu Jungersted
    Pages 369-371
  31. Gustavo S. Luengo, Anne Potter, Marion Ghibaudo, Nawel Baghdadli, Ramona Enea, Zhenhhua Song
    Pages 373-387
  32. Jui-Chen Tsai, Cheng-Che Eric Lan, Hamm-Ming Sheu
    Pages 389-395
  33. Patricia Rousselle, Edgar Gentilhomme, Yves Neveux
    Pages 397-405
  34. Patricia Rousselle, Edgar Gentilhomme, Yves Neveux
    Pages 407-415
  35. Caterina Longo, Giovanni Pellacani, Salvador Gonzalez
    Pages 417-427
  36. Julia Welzel, Raphaela Kästle, Elke Sattler
    Pages 429-433
  37. D. Salmon, S. Boutefnouchet, E. Gilbert, L. Roussel, Fabrice Pirot
    Pages 435-442
  38. Pierre Agache
    Pages 443-446
  39. Stephan El Gammal, Claudia El Gammal, Peter Altmeyer, Michael Vogt
    Pages 447-463
  40. Rachid Kechidi, Sébastien Aubry
    Pages 477-486
  41. Alia Arif Hussain, Lotte Themstrup, Mette Mogensen, Gregor B. E. Jemec
    Pages 493-502
  42. Sylvie Meaume, Philippe Humbert
    Pages 503-512
  43. Pierre Agache
    Pages 513-519

About this book


Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, to much acclaim, the pace of innovation in the field of skin metrology has increased and various new technologies have become available. This new, revised edition  reflects these advances by presenting the current theory and practice of noninvasive investigation and measurement of the skin and its appendices in health and disease.

The first, extensive part of this authoritative work is devoted to the physiology and metrology of the various structural components of the skin. Skin functions and their measurement are then discussed in detail, with sections on mechanical protection, photoprotection, barrier function, immune function, thermoregulation, and sensory function. In addition, careful consideration is given to skin disease rating and skin maps, and a unique list of physical and biological constants and units is provided.

Not only is this new edition the first comprehensive, practical handbook in this domain – it will also serve as a manual of skin physiology and collates anatomical, functional, and physical quantitative data that would otherwise be arduous to retrieve because of their dispersal throughout the literature. It will prove a valuable resource for dermatologists, cosmetologists, bioengineers, physiologists, pharmacists, and all others who deal with the skin in their work.


Integument Non-Invasive Diagnosis Skin Biometrology Subcuteous Tissue Histopathology Photoprotection Skin Sensorial Receptors Skin physical and biological constants Skin Maps Skin Immune function Skin Barrier Function

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Humbert
    • 1
  • Ferial Fanian
    • 2
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 3
  • Pierre Agache
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital of BesançonBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Center for Study and Research on the Integuments, Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital of BesançonBesançonFrance
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital of BesançonBesançonFrance

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