Aging skin can cause previously attractive features, such as a mole or birthmark, to become unattractive. Likewise, previously unnoticeable features such as scars can become more apparent as wrinkles form around them.
As we grow older, changes like these naturally occur:
- Skin becomes rougher.
- Skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.
- Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
- Skin becomes more transparent. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
- Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
- Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls .
The effects of aging can be dramatically slowed down and improved. Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating aging skin include:
- Promotion of better skin health and skin care.
- Enhancing self-esteem and confidence.
Our dermatologists can examine your skin and come up with an effective treatment to take away your concerns over any visible signs of aging skin.