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Why do older people get more skin conditions?
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Impaired Repair
As skin gets older skin turnover slows down and we lose the ability to repair damage.
Regular exfoliation with microdermabrasions or chemical peels will help increase turnover. Topical antioxidants such as vitamin c and e help repair dna damage. Retinol (vitamin a) helps stimulate new collagen formation. Most important: avoid damage in the first place by staying away from sun and smoking.

In brief: Impaired Repair
As skin gets older skin turnover slows down and we lose the ability to repair damage.
Regular exfoliation with microdermabrasions or chemical peels will help increase turnover. Topical antioxidants such as vitamin c and e help repair dna damage. Retinol (vitamin a) helps stimulate new collagen formation. Most important: avoid damage in the first place by staying away from sun and smoking.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
In brief: Older skin
Older skin becomes more dry, heals more slowly, more prone to certain skin cancers, more likely to bruise.

In brief: Older skin
Older skin becomes more dry, heals more slowly, more prone to certain skin cancers, more likely to bruise.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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