Are You Thin-Skinned?

Skin is composed of several layers, all of which become thinner as we age. Aside from environmental factors such as sun exposure, there are several other circumstances that contribute to thinning skin. As far as women are concerned, menopause can make it more difficult for their skin to retain moisture, making it almost papery. There are also many common medications that can lead skin to become thinner and bruise more easily, including oral steroids (such as prednisone), topical steroids (such as hydrocortisone), and some blood thinners (including aspirin). Faced with these factors, older individuals should do all they can to keep the outermost layer of their skin moisturized so that it can protect the skin from external assaults. To have your skin checked, click on Request Appointment at the top of our page. 

Author
Dr. Michael Freeman

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