Chapter 22. Cosmetic Dermatology

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch22

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Cosmetic Dermatology, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch22

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • cosmetic dermatology;
  • skin ageing - chronological ageing and environmental influences;
  • cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic treatment;
  • botulinum toxin and fatal disease botulism;
  • emollients and retinoids;
  • dermal fillers - ‘Wrinkles at rest’ and botulinum toxin;
  • laser resurfacing;
  • cosmetic dermatology - hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen fillers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ageing of the skin (see also p. 275)

  • Cosmetic treatments

  • Emollients and retinoids

  • Botulinum toxin

  • Dermal fillers

  • Chemical peels

  • Laser resurfacing (p. 378)

  • Further reading