These curious scar-like lesions occur mostly on the extensor surface of the forearms on a background of severely photodamaged skin
. An explanation for their presence is usually offered by their owners, and some may well have started out as minor injuries.
announced this month the publication of positive clinical results for its Obagi NuDerm System for the treatment of photodamaged skin
in the April edition of Cosmetic Dermatology.
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EpiQuin[TM] Vitamin A Gradual treatment of EpiQuin[TM] Micro XD ultraviolet induced dyschromia and discoloration RnUn-A Micro Tretinoin For the treatment of acne vulgaris Curan[R] 5-flourouracil For actinic keratois MicroPeel[R] Salicylic acid Freeing the skin of all dead cells and stimulating the skin renewal process.
may appear rough, dry, develop pigment problems.
But only the past year have researchers reported results of controlled human studies showing definite improvement in the appearance of photodamaged skin
Use of topical ascorbic acid and its effects on photodamaged skin
evaluated the clinical and histological efficacy and safety of tretinoin peeling procedures administered twice a week in concentrations of 1%-5% for photodamaged skin
. Histological assessments carried out after 15 days showed compaction of the stratum corneum .
often has a 'leathery look' and is also discoloured with a dusky yellowish hue.
Photodamage to skin connective tissues is responsible for the characteristic aged appearance of photodamaged skin
(Fisher et al., 1997).