How Sun Damages the Skin NYC - (212) 644-6454 - New York, NY

New York Dermatology 30 East 60th Street (Park/Madison) 8th Floor Suite 805 New York, NY


  • UVA Radiation UVA was once thought to have a minor effect on skin damage, but now studies are showing that UVA is a major contributor to skin damage.
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  • Some of the possible mechanisms for UV skin damage are collagen breakdown, the formation of free radicals, interfering with DNA repair, and inhibiting the immune system. 
  • When the second molecule looses its electron to the first molecule, it must then find another electron repeating the process.