Skin Problems That Happen as You Age

Ultraviolet light from the sun or from a manmade source like a tanning bed causes these raised, crusty growths.
They’re harmless, but they can look like precancer growths or skin cancer.
These small dark patches often show up in places that get lots of sun.
Cherry angiomas don’t hurt, but they might bleed if they get hit or scraped.
These small flaps of tissue hang from your skin by a kind of stalk.
Long-term sun damage can turn your skin yellow and cause bumps and deep ridges.
Weakened blood vessels can start to swell and twist or bulge.
These small bundles of broken blood vessels often pop up on your legs, ankles, feet, and maybe even your face.
Aging skin gets drier. That can bring on the itch.
If bacteria get in the broken skin, the whole area can become infected
As you get older, the condition may not respond as well to normal treatments.
As you get older, your skin gets thinner and loses fat, which can make you bruise more easily.
Chemical peels, injections, laser treatments, and surgery can get rid of some wrinkles.
The first places you notice droopy skin are often your jawline and neck.
Damaged skin cells can grow out of control and become skin cancer.

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Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Skin Problems: Weird Things That Happen to Your Skin as You Age

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