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Aging in Asian Skin

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Abstract

Asian skin differs from Caucasian skin in both structure and physiology (Fig. 1). As a result of these distinctions, Asian skins with their darker pigmentation respond differently when exposed to ultraviolet light, lasers, and other light devices. This needs to be recognized by cosmetic surgeons and laser practitioners. Asian skins also exhibit alternate clinical manifestations of photoaging. As a result, Asian skins may benefit from skin treatments targeting different aging issues as compared to those affecting Caucasian skins. This chapter will review the biology of Asian skin and discuss a clinical approach to the aesthetic management of Asian skin.

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Ling, L.C. (2015). Aging in Asian Skin. In: Farage, M., Miller, K., Maibach, H. (eds) Textbook of Aging Skin. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27814-3_94-2

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