Atopic Skin

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease characterized by:

- extreme skin dryness
- desquamation
- itching
- inflammation

DISTRIBUTION
20%* 20% of the population
INCIDENCE
5-20% * childhood,2-10% * adulthood
TREND
from +3%* to +10-15%* over the last 50 years

Causes

- genetic predisposition
- lack of ceramides
- exposure and diverse environmental factors

Effects:

- reduction of the barrier effect and of the natural defense activity of the skin
- skin fragility, sensitivity and thinning
- skin irritability and increased intolerance

This is why the skin suffering from atopic dermatitis needs targeted and effective care and dermocosmetic treatments.

* source: Istituto Ganassini Research Dept.