Geriatric Dermatoses

It includes the spectrum of skin conditions in elderly. As you age, your skin naturally ages along with you. The production of collagen and elastin slows down, which causes your skin to lose some elasticity. Skin also becomes thinner and more fragile; glands lose their ability to effectively moisturize the skin; and it’s therefore common for older adults to have dry skin. Besides these natural effects of aging, the environment can have a compounding effect, including when a person gets too much sun or has been exposed to harsh weather conditions. A person’s ethnicity and heredity are also factors in how his or her skin ages. Since skin of the elderly population is going through a lot of changes from both an intrinsic and extrinsic point of view.  The pathophysiology of geriatric skin disorders and their specific management, slightly from an adult population.

Here are some handy tips for skin care in elderly

  • Wash Gently
  • Sun Protection
  • Liberal use of Moisturizers
  • Balanced Diet
  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Avoid Smoking

If still it is not working. You can contact me for an individualized skin care plan.