Cumulative exposure to the sun can induce clinical and histological changes in the skin, commonly called photo- aging or dermatoheliosis. This occurs primarily in patients with fair skin types (Fitzpatrick 1 to Fitzpatrick 3 skin types) who have experienced repeated solar injuries over the years, such as lifeguards and outdoor laborers. 1 Clinically, photoaging represents a polymorphic response to sun damage that manifests variably as wrin- kles, skin roughness and xerosis, irregular mottled pig- mentation, telangiectasias (poikiloderma of Civatte), actinic purpura, sallowness (also known as Milian citrine skin), and brown macules or solar lentigines.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Clinical Procedures in Laser Skin Rejuvenation|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|
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