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Keywords:

  • ageing;
  • angiogenesis;
  • lymphatic;
  • ultraviolet

Abstract:  Ultraviolet light in the 290- to 320-nm wavelength range (UVB) induces angiogenesis and lymphatic dysfunction in skin. This review deals with UVB-induced alterations to the blood and lymphatic systems in skin and the molecular mechanisms involved. We also discuss potential strategies to block photoageing of skin by inhibiting angiogenesis and/or promoting lymphatic vascular function.