CHAPTER 2: Photodamage in Skin of Color

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The changing trends in global diversity emphasize the need for skin type-specific expertize. This chapter explores structural variations in skin of color, from clinically apparent to microscopic differences, and examines how these contribute to the unique photobiological response exemplified in ethnic skin. Herein, we discuss the acute and chronic effects of the solar spectrum on skin of color, from ultraviolet and visible light to infrared radiation. In light of these structural and functional differences, we also review special considerations in the classification and management of photoaging in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCutaneous Photoaging
EditorsRachel E. B. Watson, Christopher E. M. Griffiths
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781788011266
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameComprehensive Series in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
ISSN (Print)2041-9716
ISSN (Electronic)2041-9724

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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