Photo-aging: a literature review

Limpiangkanan, W.; Limpiangkanan, W.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 93(6): 753-757

2010


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 20572384
Document Number: 14048
The average age of people has been increasing over the years, triggering more awareness and more interest in the study of regenerative medicine, especially degeneration of the skin which is an organ that is crucial noticeably for appearance. Skin aging is the multifactorial process both internal and external factors, such as, age, sex, race, disease of internal organs and environmental exposure. However, the main causes of skin degeneration are heredity and sunlight. The latter induces the most skin degeneration. Due to strong sunlight all year round in the tropical zone, serious skin degeneration has an effect on Thai people, causing both anatomical change and microscopic change. Thus far, many studies have been conducted on pathogenesis and prevention of Photo-aging, as well as regeneration of damaged skin. The current article helps make further progress to these issues.

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Photo-aging: a literature review