A 47-year-old member asked:
What could cause my skin to be so thin?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ellen Turner answered
19 years experience in Dermatology
Aging and sun.: Both natural aging with time and sun exposure over time contributing to thinning of the skin. This is seen easily on the arms and hands in older individuals who have gotten a lot of exposure with driving cars. Thinned skin is more easily traumatized and bruised. Over enough time with repetitive bruising to thin skinned areas, the skin will darken due to deposition of hemosiderin pigment.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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