[Intrinsic skin aging. A critical appraisal of the role of hormones].

  title={[Intrinsic skin aging. A critical appraisal of the role of hormones].},
  author={C C Zouboulis},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  volume={54 9},
  • C C Zouboulis
  • Published 2003 in
    Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie…
Intrinsic skin aging is determined primarily by genetic factors and hormonal status. It reflects the same degenerative process seen in other organs. Skin function is one of the parameters most influenced by aging. The hormonal influences include reduced pituitary, adrenal and gonadal secretion. The hormonal changes of aging lead to the development of a specific body and skin phenotype. Individuals in developed lands spend up to a third of their life (women-post-menopausal) or perhaps 20 years… CONTINUE READING