Age and Skin Changes

    Skin may seem transparent, pale and thin with age. Deposits of pigmented patches, freckles, and hypo pigmented patches give the appearance of irregularity.  The skin becomes drier, and flaky over the extremities and loses the elasticity of youth.  The skin is thinner over bony prominences and more prone to injury. Aging has a direct influence on the ability for a wound to heal.  The increased frequency of skin trauma in the aging population relate to function and structure of aging skin, balance, medications, immune system, and other medical problems.  The aging population requires education and prevention of illness and traumatic injuries including skin wounds.  ShinGrins may help protect the lower extremities from bruises, bumps and wounds.