Aging Skin

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What Is Aging Skin?

UVA & UVB sun exposure would induce loss of collagen fibers & causes formation of actinic elastosis. This results in premature aging of skin, formation of deep wrinkles and skin sagginess.

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Aging Skin
Aging Skin - examples - remote derm
Aging Skin
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Aging Skin
What Causes Aging Skin?

Photoaging occurs due to years of exposure to ultraviolet A & B. Premature aging of skin, formation of extensive wrinkles are due to years of enjoying being in the direct sun exposure. While UVB is the main contributor to formation of skin cancer, UVA is the major player in early skin aging. Tanning bed would also expose the skin to unwanted and harmful ultraviolet radiation which could expediate the skin aging process.

Clinical Presentations Of Aging Skin

Skin sagginess, formation of deep wrinkles, deepening of laugh lines (nasolabial folds) as well as marinate lines are due to photoaging. Formation of pigmented lesions (lentiginous or solar lentigo) are also due to years of being in direct sun exposure. The skin texture also tends to become more rough.

Complication Of Aging Skin

Skin sagginess, formation of deep wrinkles, deepening of laugh lines (nasolabial folds) as well as marinate lines are due to photoaging. Formation of pigmented lesions (lentiginous or solar lentigo) are also due to years of being in direct sun exposure. The skin texture also tends to become more rough.

Treatment Options for Aging Skin
  • Prescription
    • Topical medications
      • Topical retinoids
      • Vitamin C can assist with collagen synthesis
      • Topical Hyaluronic acid can improve loss of volume
      • Chemical peels including Glycolic acid, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
    • Systemic therapy
      • Heliocare can prevent further skin damage due to sun exposure
      • Nicotinamide can reduce the formation of skin cancer
    • Laser Therapy
      • Fully ablative CO2 or Erbium could assist with skin wrinkles
Prevention Of Aging Skin
  • Minimizing sun exposure, especially during the peak hours of 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Using protective cloths, especially UVA & UVB protective ones
  • Wearing wide brim hat
  • Over the counter medications
    • Sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30, physical barrier sunscreen containing ZnO (Zinc Oxide) or TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) are more effective

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UVA & UVB sun exposure would induce loss of collagen fibers & causes formation of actinic elastosis. This results in premature aging of skin, formation of deep wrinkles and skin sagginess.