Pigmentation Disorders in the Elderly

Andrew M. Armenta, Emily D. Henkel, Ammar Ahmed

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Abstract

Aging skin is subject to morphological change due to both intrinsic (skin tone, genetics, endogenous hormones) and extrinsic (chronic sun exposure, medications, exogenous pigments) factors. The broad spectrum of transformation includes both hypo- and hyperpigmentation. Although cutaneous pigmentary disorders are common in younger individuals, certain disorders are more prevalent in the geriatric population. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical appearance, treatment, and prognosis of pigmentary lesions that are predominant in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-245
Number of pages11
JournalDrugs and Aging
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2019

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Pigmentation Disorders
Hypopigmentation
Skin Pigmentation
Skin Aging
Hyperpigmentation
Solar System
Geriatrics
Epidemiology
Hormones
Skin
Population
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Pigmentation Disorders in the Elderly. / Armenta, Andrew M.; Henkel, Emily D.; Ahmed, Ammar.

In: Drugs and Aging, Vol. 36, No. 3, 08.03.2019, p. 235-245.

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Armenta, Andrew M. ; Henkel, Emily D. ; Ahmed, Ammar. / Pigmentation Disorders in the Elderly. In: Drugs and Aging. 2019 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 235-245.
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