Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (12): 1087-1090.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20230538

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Research progress and directions in photodermatology

Chen Kun, Gu Heng   

  1. Hospital of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2023-09-18 Revised:2023-10-30 Online:2023-12-15 Published:2023-12-05
  • Contact: Gu Heng

Abstract: 【Abstract】 As an important subdiscipline of dermatology, photodermatology has developed rapidly in recent years. It is not only theoretical science of photodamage-related dermatoses, but also practical science of treatment of photodamage-related dermatoses. This article introduces the basis of photobiology, the pathogenesis of photodamage-related dermatoses, and research hotspots in sunscreens, and elaborates new progress in the clinical application of targeted phototherapy and home phototherapy, with a view to providing a theoretical basis and practical guidance for the treatment of photodamage-related dermatoses.

Key words: Photobiology, Photosensitivity disorders, Phototherapy, Sunscreening agents, Photodermatology, Photodamage-related dermatoses