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Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. Signs of facial aging; for some a symbol of maturity and wisdom, can [Remove comma] signal the end of youth or others. Man has searched for eternal youth, or the appearance of such, since ancient Egyptian times when cosmetics were used [The passive voice is a form of "be" (were) and a participle (used). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Try to use the active voice most often; for example, passive voice = The paper was completed on time. Active voice = the student completed the paper on time--See Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] to enhance beauty, and oils and lotions protected the skin from the sun’s drying effects. During the 19 th and 20 th Centuries, physicians have incorporated such cosmetic recipes into the practices of dermatology and plastic surgery, developing a treatment known as “chemexfoliation” or “chemical peel.” Dermabrasion techniques were developed [Passive voice ] in the mid-1950s; more recently, state-of-the-art [Cliché--"state-of-the-art" is an old phrase, seen too often, and marks your writing as unoriginal. Try to express the idea in another way] carbon dioxide medical lasers, which are usually equipped [Passive voice ] with a computer-controlled device that delivers laser energy, have been used [Passive voice ] to resurface aging skin. As a prerequisite to developing an understanding of the treatment techniques available today-including chemexfoliation, dermabrasion, chemabrasion, and laser resurfacing, as well as [No comma before "as well as" (which means "in addition to" and is not a conjunction the equivalent of "and")] therapeutic and prophylactic applications-one must have a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the skin and the causes of aging skin. Squamous epithelial cells-which form the epidermis; outer layer of skin, as stratified squamous epithelium- differentiate as they move from the basal layer (stratum germinativum) to the outermost layer (stratum corneum). They function with lipids in a brick-and-mortar fashion, forming a physical barrier to the external environment. Melanocytes, also found in the epidermis, produce melanin (pigment): Hyperpigmentation is seen when melanocytes increase
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in numbers or activity. The dermis (the layer of the skin directly under the epidermis) consists mostly of fibrous connective tissue, which is comprised
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