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Doctor insights on: What Causes My Skin To Change With Age

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What causes my skin to change with age?

What causes my skin to change with age?

Sunlight and gene: Genetics are the main force of causing aging. Sunlight, particualrly the uva, is the main force other than gene causing aged-look. ...Read more

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What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

Heat reaction: Oten time a hot shower can set off a red flush response of the skin. A streak of red from scratching or pressing the skin or any reacion to hot water can be quite benign unless you actually burn the skin and then the burn does need to be treated. ...Read more

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Do gout cause skin to change?

It can: Redness, swelling, inflammation. If present long enough, peeling of skin may occur. Sometimes white powdery material can be seen which is gouty tophi. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of skin aging?

What are the main causes of skin aging?

UV Exposure: Remember that now the "sun" comes in many forms... During outside activities, through your car window, and self inflicted with tanning beds. Avoid exposure and apply spf with moisturizer when you cannot. Also, remember there are skin aging effects that occur with hormonal deficiencies, so talk with your doctor about keeping your hormones at healthy levels and skin well nourished. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

Let me explain: The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin. 1-weather. 2-central heating and air conditioning. 3-hot baths and showers. 4-harsh soaps and detergents. 5-sun exposure. 6-atopic dermatitis. 7-psoriasis. 8-thyroid disorders. 9- aging. ...Read more

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Is an improved vision change ever a concern at age 59. Is it possible the onset of diabetes could cause it?

Is an improved vision change ever a concern at age 59. Is it possible the onset of diabetes could cause it?

Other med conditions: Improved vision? Do you have diabetes? Has your glaucoma tx changed? Medication changes that could affect your ocular pressure? Moved to wetter/dryer area or different altitude? Review any medication changes or environmental changes with your doc and make sure there is not a new condition or something that you have been exposed to that would affect your vision. ...Read more

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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. ...Read more

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How can I fix prematurely aging skin caused by insomnia?

How can I fix prematurely aging skin caused by insomnia?

Sleep and nutrition: It's important for your overall health that you get good sleep. Talk to a physician about designing a sleep program for you. This may or may not include medication. As for the skin itself, you can try moisturizing / anti-aging creams. Alternatively, you can inject PRP (platelet rich plasma) to rejuvenate the facial skin giving it a younger appearance. This may be combined with microneedling ...Read more

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