It is important to distinguish between natural skin aging and photoaging. Knowledge about the mechanisms underlying these processes can be utilized for developing future therapies. Educating patients is essential, as sunscreens and sun protection can prevent many of the changes associated with photoaging. Many treatments are available to treat photoaged skin; however, the best treatment is prevention.
Dermatology Nursing. 2008;20(3):177-183. © 2008 Jannetti Publications, Inc.
The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
The Editor, Marcia J. Hill, MSN, RN, disclosed that she is an employee of Genentech.
All other Dermatology Nursing Editorial Board members reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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