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5 Ways Aging Impacts Skin

5 Ways Aging Impacts Skin

As you get older, you may start to notice the impact that aging has on your skin. The team at Murray’s Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, provides patients with state-of-the-art anti-aging treatments to keep your skin healthy and young-looking. 

To help you understand the process, board-certified internal medicine physician Emilia E. Murray, MD, will explain what happens to your skin as you age and how her practice can improve the appearance of your skin.

Visible signs of aging

As you get older, you might notice that your skin:

Loses elasticity

As you age, your skin doesn’t bounce back as it used to, which is a condition called elastosis. The loss of elasticity causes your skin to sag, crinkle, and appear leathery. 

If you have exposed your skin to a lot of sun, you can get solar elastosis, a condition in which certain parts of your skin appear more weathered than the areas that were protected. 

Appears more transparent

Your skin becomes more transparent with age from sun damage, medications, and lifestyle factors. The transparency occurs when the surface layer of your skin and the deeper layer of your skin begin to thin.

Appears discolored

Aging causes pigmented spots and age spots to appear, usually when you reach age 50 and older. Skin that has been in the sun for years is extremely susceptible to overactive pigment cells. 

Ultraviolet light enhances the production of the natural pigment that gives skin its color. It then begins to clump together, or it can produce in high concentrations.

Bruises easily

When the small blood vessels under the surface of your skin break from impact or an injury, the blood leaks out of the vessels, causing a bruise that eventually gets reabsorbed into your body. 

This occurs more commonly with age, because as your skin becomes thinner, it loses some of its protective fatty layer, which would normally cushion your blood vessels. 

Becomes dry and rough

As you get older, your body produces fewer natural oils, and your cell renewal slows down. These factors can cause your skin to be dry and rough. It simply doesn’t produce as much natural moisturizer as it did when you were younger, so the top layers of your skin become dry.

Your skin can be susceptible to many other conditions. That’s why it’s important to take care of your skin throughout your life.

Treatments for aging skin

At Murray’s Health & Wellness, we offer state-of-the-art anti-aging treatments to nurture and nourish the whole body. Focusing on your skin, we provide different regimens that can help all of your major skin concerns.  

Dr. Murray also provides treatments that give you a more youthful look, such as Botox®, dermal fillers, skin tightening, and platelet-rich plasma microneedling. In addition, she offers spa services that focus on rejuvenating your skin from head to toe.

To learn more about how to take care of your aging skin, call Murray’s Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, or request an appointment through the website today.

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