This comprehensive book presents the latest information on all aspects of the aging skin, including a broad spectrum of the relevant basic science, malignant and non-malignant age-associated diseases and conditions, techniques and methods, toxicological and safety considerations in the elderly, psychological and social issues, ethnicity and gender differences and marketing to the aged. Since the first edition the book has been extensively updated and revised, with the inclusion of many additional chapters that describe the most recent advances in scientific, medical and technical understanding of the aging phenomenon. There is, for example, extended coverage of physiology, description of novel bioengineering methods and tools, detailed consideration of developments in genomics research, and information on new ingredients and products. Textbook of Aging Skin is written by global experts and thought leaders and is intended to serve as the single and complete reference on the subject. It will be of value for dermatologists, gerontologists, toxicologists, biologists and a range of other professionals.
Miranda A. Farage is a Principal Scientist in Feminine Care and Family Care Clinical Sciences at the Procter & Gamble Company. Dr. Farage leads research on vulvology, dermatological testing, methods development, sensitivity, physiology, and general vulva health. She has published more than one hundred manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored several scientific textbooks in women’s health and dermatoxicology. She received a Ph.D. in toxicology/pharmacology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Procter & Gamble, she was a faculty member at Virginia Tech University.
Dr. Kenneth Miller is the Associate Director for Global Product Safety, Regulatory and Microbiology in for the Feminine Care and Family Care business units at The Procter and Gamble Company. Dr. Miller is responsible for the strategic development and execution of research and testing in the areas of dermatoxicology, clinical safety and efficacy studies, post-market surveillance studies, epidemiology studies, environmental studies (biodegradation, solid waste disposal, aquatic and terrestrial toxicology and global waste disposal infrastructure), standard microbiological testing and microbiological methods development research (including molecular microbiology techniques). Too, he has responsibility for a team conducting microbiological and clinical research in toxic shock syndrome, superantigens, and vaginal microbial ecology. Dr. Miller has published over twenty-five manuscripts in the area of toxicology in peer-reviewed journals plus numerous abstracts and presentations at meetings of scientific societies. Dr. Miller is board-certified in toxicology (DABT) and a member of several scientific and professional societies.
Howard I. Maibach is Professor of Dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The author of over 1700 papers in dermatology, toxicology, pharmacology, physiology and related fields, he is the co-editor of several books including Cosmeceuticals; Cutaneous Infection and Therapy; Cutaneous Infestations and Insect Bites; Neonatal Skin; Percutaneous Absorption, Third Edition; and Psoriasis, Third Edition. He received his M.D. from TulaneUniversity.