Studies of Photoaging

  • Mina Yaar
  • Barbara A. Gilchrest
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 181)


Photoaging is a term used to describe the clinical and histological findings in habitually sun-exposed skin in middle-aged and elderly adults. Photoaging has been also called dermatoheliosis (from Greek derma-skin, Helios- the sun god) (1), or heliodermatitis (2). the latter term reflecting the low grade inflammatory nature of the process.


Dermal Fibroblast Chronological Aging Topical Tretinoin Photoaged Skin Grenz Zone 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mina Yaar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Barbara A. Gilchrest
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of DermatologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Tufts University Schools of MedicineBostonUSA

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