Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Saint-Jacques, Besançon, France.
- Page(s) : 172-3
- Published in: 2001
Connective tissues, especially the skin, undergo alterations during aging. This has led to the hypothesis that cells in the extra cellular matrix, as well as the extra cellular matrix itself, are involved in the aging process. Moreover, ultraviolet radiation is thought to induce adverse reactions in the skin, leading to photodamage. The UV-induced lesions are due to, in part, reactive oxygen species.