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CHAPTER 13

Topical Retinoids for the Treatment of Photoaged Skin

Skin photoaging is characterized by fine and coarse wrinkles, dyspigmentation and textural irregularities. These clinical findings have negative cosmetic and functional implications. Topical retinoids activate retinoid receptors in the skin leading to clinical improvement in wrinkles, dyspigmentation and skin roughness and are considered to be the mainstay of therapy for photoaged skin. Natural and synthetic topical retinoids are reviewed with respect to their molecular mechanisms and clinical effects.

Publication details


Print publication date
22 Aug 2019
Copyright year
2019
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-126-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-598-1
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-860-9