Well-aging: Early Detection of Skin Aging Signs.

Longo C. Dermatol Clin. 2016 Oct;34(4):513-518. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.05.014.


The aim of the current review is to provide an overview of the use of reflectance confocal microscopy to detect early skin aging signs. This new imaging tool holds the promise to morphologically explore the epidermis and upper dermis at nearly histologic resolution and over time. The main confocal findings of aged skin include the presence of irregular honeycombed pattern, linear skin furrows, mottled pigmentation, and distinct collagen types (coarse and huddled).

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KEYWORDS: Detection; Reflectance confocal microscopy; Skin aging; Well-aging

PMID:27692457 DOI:10.1016/j.det.2016.05.014