Cutaneous solar ultraviolet exposure and clinical aspects of photodamage.

  title={Cutaneous solar ultraviolet exposure and clinical aspects of photodamage.},
  author={Claire Battie and Mich{\`e}le Verschoore},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  volume={78 Suppl 1},
Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the earth is a combination of UVB (290-320 nm) and UVA (320-400 nm) wavelengths. Since UVA is less energetic than UVB, UVB has long been thought to be the factor responsible for the damaging effects of solar radiation. But with modern tools such as in vitro models, it has been proven that UVA plays a major role. The objective of this review is to show how skin may be exposed to UV light and to highlight the clinical aspects of UV-induced skin damages… CONTINUE READING