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Agache’s Measuring the Skin

  • Details current theory and practice of noninvasive skin investigation and measurement in health or disease

  • Revised and updated to reflect the most recent advances

  • Detailed information on skin physiology

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Table of contents (160 entries)

  1. A Pharmaceutical Approach of Transcutaneous Oxygen Therapies

    • D. Salmon, S. Boutefnouchet, E. Gilbert, L. Roussel, F. Pirot
  2. Acne Vulgaris Scoring

    • Devinder Mohan Thappa, M. Malathi
  3. Analysis of Skin Relief

    • Jean-Marie Sainthillier, Sophie Mac-Mary, Philippe Humbert
  4. Assessing Cutaneous Sensory Function and Vasomotor Responses

    • Parisa Gazerani, Thomas A. Nielsen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
  5. Assessing the Effects of Fiber-Based Materials on the Skin

    • Jackson Leong, Kathryn L. Hatch, Howard I. Maibach
  6. Blaschko Lines

    • Pierre Agache
  7. Body Surface Area

    • Pierre Agache, Ferial Fanian
  8. Cellulite: Classification and Scoring

    • Doris Hexsel, Camile L. Hexsel, Fernanda Naspolini Bastos
  9. Cellulite: Definition and Evaluation

    • Doris Hexsel, Mariana Soirefmann
  10. Classification and Scoring of Androgenetic Alopecia (Male and Female Pattern)

    • Alireza Firooz, Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi, Hamed Zartab, Hournaz Hassanzadeh, Yahya Dowlati

About this book

This new, revised edition of Measuring the Skin reflects recent 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 part of the book 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. Measuring the Skin is the first comprehensive, practical handbook in this domain and will also serve as a manual of skin physiology. 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
  • Skin properties
  • Skin

Editors and Affiliations

  • Medecine Vasculaire Lab. Ingénierie et de Biologie Cutanées, CHU Besancon Service Dermatologie et, Besancon, France

    Philippe Humbert

  • Department of Dermatology, Saint Jacques University Hospital, Besançon, France

    Ferial Fanian

  • San Francisco, USA

    Howard Maibach

  • Univ. Besançon Dépt. Dermatologie, Besançon, France

    Pierre Agache

About the editors

Philippe Humbert is Professor of Dermatology and Head of both the Dermatology Department at Besançon University Hospital Center and the Center’s Cutaneous Engineering and Biology Laboratory. Professor Humbert has a range of other responsibilities, including as President of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology, a Member of the Scientific Council of the European Cosmetology and Dermatology Journal, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the French Society of Angiology. He is also a Past-President of the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (2005–2010) and co-founder of the French-Speaking Skin Engineering Society (Société Francophone d'Ingénierie Cutanée). Professor Humbert has an impressive publication record on a range of topics in dermatology.

Ferial Fanian gained her MD from the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran. She subsequently undertook a Research Fellowship in Dermatology at the Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a Fellowship in Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology (inter-university diploma). She is in the process of completing her PhD in Dermatology at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. Dr. Fanian is a Board Member of the ICNI Group – French Society of Dermatology and a Member of the International Society of Dermatology, the Laser Group of the French Society of Dermatology, the European Society for Laser Dermatology, the Iran Medical Laser Society, and the Iran Medical Council.

Howard I. Maibach is Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a leading authority in the fields of dermatotoxicology and dermatopharmacology, in which he has conducted much original research and written very extensively, with a total of more than 2,500 publications as lead or co-author. Professor Maibach has served on the editorial boards of more than

30 scientific journals and is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Commission on Occupational Health. He has also been the recipient of numerous honors, both within the United States and overseas.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agache’s Measuring the Skin

  • Editors: Philippe Humbert, Ferial Fanian, Howard Maibach, Pierre Agache

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • Topics: Dermatology, Pharmacology