Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.

Learn more about the impact of age on your skin and five reasons it might be time to see a dermatologist.

Everyone’s skin changes as they get older. For some it starts with a few dark spots sprinkled across the tops of their hands or along their cheekbones. Others notice that the lines around their eyes don’t disappear when they’ve stopped smiling and their cheeks are no longer smooth and full. And most of us don’t escape the wrinkles, loose skin and adult acne that come with growing older.

As you age, your skin gets thinner, less flexible and more fragile. You may find that you bruise easily or heal more slowly from scratches and cuts. Your skin may feel dry and itchy or sensitive to the touch. While these conditions are a normal part of the aging process, it’s important to be aware of changes that could signal a health issue. 

A dermatologist can be your front line of defense when caring for aging skin. Here’s a look at five reasons you might want to give one a call.

A dermatologist understands the changes your skin goes through as you age. Find a Providence dermatologist who will help your skin – and you – stay healthy through the years.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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