Common "Photoaging" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Photoaging also known as sun damage is the premature aging of the skin as a result of sun exposure. It can result in changes in skin texture, wrinkles, redness, pigmentation spots, and loss of facial elasticity. It occurs as a result of ultraviolet radiation-induced DNA changes and can lead to skin cancer.

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When and where should you apply sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering when and how often to use sunscreen. One doctor said that you can burn anytime, so use discretion, while another said It is only necessary between the hours of 12 and 4 pm, when the sun is at its highest and most. I am also worried about using sunscreen with nice clothing, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Sunscreens are very important during day hours. It protects the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and, also it prevents wrinkling and aging of skin. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for early wrinkling of skin, it is called photoagi...  Read Full »

I have pimples and a darker skin complexion on my face. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a darker skin complexion on my face than other parts of the body. Also, there are many pimples on my face. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. S. Renjana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The skin of the face is thin and is more prone to photoaging and irritants compared to the other areas. The darkening of the face could also be due to various skin disorders. I would suggest : 1. If possible send ...  Read Full »

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