Prevention of Infrared-A Radiation Mediated Detrimental Effects in Human Skin

P. Schroeder, PhD; C. Calles, Dipl.-Biol (MSc); J. Krutmann, MD


Skin Therapy Letter. 2009;14(5) 

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Recent data clearly indicate that in addition to UV, protection against IRA must be taken into account when it comes to modern sun protection. IRA photoprotection requires specific strategies because existing UV protective measures miss the problem. A feasible and effective approach is the topical application of mitochondrially-targeted antioxidants. In addition, unnecessary exposure to IRA radiation from artificial irradiation devices should be avoided.