The skin is the ultimate protective barrier between our internal organs and the outside environment - this is a big responsibility! Skin aging is influenced by several factors including genetics, environmental exposure (UV irradiation), hormonal changes and metabolic processes. Combined, these factors impact alterations of skin structure, function and appearance. Being constantly exposed to the outside elements, the skin is vulnerable premature aging. In fact, UV radiation is the single major factor responsible for skin aging. Photo-aging involves the premature aging of skin due to cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation. This results in the appearance of fine and coarse wrinkles, dyspigmentation (“age spots”), and loss of elasticity. Fortunately, photo-damage can be partially prevented and reversed with proper sun protection and various prescription medications and interventions. Contact NP Luxe Esthetics to find out how we can help you prevent and reverse the signs of photo-aging.