Laser treatment of pigmentation associated with photoaging

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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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Procedures in Laser Skin Rejuvenation
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420091397
ISBN (Print)9780415414135
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


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