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Topical revitalization of body skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11204516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Topical treatments for the body are beneficial for photoageing as well as for specific disease processes, such as scars or striae. Every patient should topically apply photoprotectants in order to prevent photodamage to the skin. Tretinoin can improve body skin and has a documented use in striae. Alpha-hydroxy acids can restore body skin when used on a regular basis. Antioxidants may be of benefit. Scars can be improved with a variety of topically applied agents ranging from silicone gel sheeting to super-potent topical steroids. Chemical peeling for the body can improve the skin with the use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids. While topical therapy can improve body skin, adjunctive surgical therapy may be needed to correct body skin disorders or concerns fully.
T C Flynn; W P Coleman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-05     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / drug effects,  pathology
Administration, Topical
Antioxidants / administration & dosage
Cicatrix / therapy
Glycolates / administration & dosage
Keratolytic Agents
Skin / drug effects*,  pathology*
Skin Aging / drug effects*,  pathology*
Skin Care / methods*
Skin Pigmentation / drug effects
Tretinoin / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Glycolates; 0/Keratolytic Agents; 302-79-4/Tretinoin
Comment In:
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2000 Jul;14(4):245   [PMID:  11204508 ]

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