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Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology

Part of the series Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology pp 1-34

Date: Latest Version

Approach in Photodamaged Skin, Melasma, Acne, and Rosacea

  • Sandra Maria Barbosa DurãesAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Medicine - Dermatology, Universidade Federal Fluminense Email author 
  • , Rosa Rabello FonsecaAffiliated withDermatologist of Brazilian Society of Dermatology Email author 
  • , Maria Claudia Almeida IssaAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Medicine - Dermatology, Universidade Federal Fluminense Email author 

Abstract

Acne, rosacea, melasma, and photodamaged skin are the cutaneous diseases that most commonly lead to imperfections, which often decrease the quality of life and cause low self-esteem. In each of the four conditions, a clinical classification of gravity guides a rational treatment for best results with minimal adverse effects. This chapter covers the basic clinical directions, adding new pathophysiological knowledge, that modified the old concepts and are used as basis for new approaches. Topical and systemic agents are reviewed in detail, as well as new agents recently incorporated into the therapeutic arsenal.

Keywords

Acne Rosacea Melanosis Skin aging Diagnosis Treatment