Photodamage and Skin Aging

As your skin ages and is exposed to UVA and UVB rays, the turnover of skin cells slows significantly, throwing off the balance between the growth of healthy new cells and the sloughing of old, damaged cells. Additionally, collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose resilience resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

Some signs of photodamage and aging are:
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Lax skin
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
By Daniel Jacob