Histologic changes associated with ultraviolet A--induced erythema in normal human skin.


We have examined the effects of a standardized, moderately erythemogenic dose of long-wave ultraviolet (UVA) radiation on normal human skin, with the use of an appropriately filtered solar simulator and sequential biopsy specimens processed as 1-micron Epon-embedded sections. Histologic changes were present immediately after irradiation and evolved slowly… (More)