Chapter 33. Photoaging

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Miny Samuel Senior Evidence-based Medicine Analyst Co-Director1,
  2. Jean-Paul Deslypere Business Development Manager2 and
  3. Christopher E. M. Griffiths MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch33

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Samuel, M., Deslypere, J.-P. and Griffiths, C. E. M. (2008) Photoaging, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch33

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Research, Unit, Singapore

  2. 2

    Asia-Pacific, Clinical Research, SGS Testing & Control Services, Singapore

  3. 3

    Dermatology Center, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • photoaging and changes of photoaging;
  • unwanted “age-associated” skin features;
  • photoaging and photodamage (dermatoheliosis);
  • topical tazarotene and local skin irritation;
  • topical treatments - alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs);
  • natural polysaccharides


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References