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Aging Hair

Editors: Trüeb, Ralph M., Tobin, Desmond (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive book that outlines and discusses current concepts for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hair aging
  • Explains the different causes of hair aging
  • Provides clear guidance on treatment options and examines future directions for therapeutic intervention
  • Written by internationally recognized experts for dermatologists and other physicians and scientists interested in the field
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About this book

“Aged? But he does not appear aged, just look, his hair has remained young!” Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time (1913–27) The appearance of hair plays an important role in peoples’ overall physical appe- ance and self-perception. With today’s increasing life-expectation, the desire to look youthful plays a bigger role than ever. The hair care industry has become aware of this, and capable to deliver active products that are directed toward meeting this c- sumer demand. The discovery of pharmacological targets and the development of safe and effective drugs such as minoxidil and fnasteride also indicate strategies of the drug industry for maintenance of healthy and beautiful hair in the young and old. The study of hair aging focuses on two main streams of interest: On the one hand, the esthetic problem of aging hair and its management, in other words everything that happens outside the skin; on the other hand, the biological problem of aging hair, in terms of microscopic, biochemical, and molecular changes, in other words the “secret life” of the hair follicle in the depth of the skin. Hair aging comprises hair shaft aging, and aging of the hair follicle. The former involves weathering and photoaging of the hair shaft, while the latter manifests as decrease of melanocyte function (graying) and decrease in hair production (alopecia).

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Gerontobiology of the Hair Follicle

    Tobin, Desmond J.

    Pages 1-8

  • Molecular Basis of Androgenetic Alopecia

    Randall, Valerie Anne

    Pages 9-24

  • Inflammatory Phenomena and Fibrosis in Androgenetic Alopecia

    Trüeb, Ralph M.

    Pages 25-32

  • Post-Menopausal Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

    Kossard, Steven

    Pages 33-39

  • Female Pattern Hair Loss

    Mohungoo, M. Javed (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02636-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02635-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42288-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging Hair
Editors
  • Ralph M. Trüeb
  • Desmond Tobin
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02636-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02636-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02635-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42288-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 270
Topics