By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA
Skin is composed of several layers, all of which become thinner as we age. However, some people are genetically predisposed to thinner skin. The middle layer, or dermal layer of the skin contributes to the majority of your skin’s thickness, as it has the most concentrated amount of collagen and elastin. Aside from environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking or drinking alcohol, there are several other circumstances that contribute to thinning skin.
As far as women are concerned, menopause can make it more difficult for their skin to retain moisture, making it almost papery. There are also many common medications that can lead skin to become thinner and bruise more easily, including oral steroids (such as prednisone), topical steroids (such as hydrocortisone), and some blood thinners (including aspirin). Faced with these factors, older individuals should do all they can to keep the outermost layer of their skin moisturized so that it can protect the skin from external assaults.
Moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, retinol, Co-Q10, peptides and antioxidants can help to increase collagen production. Sure, there are many over-the-counter products touting some of these ingredients, but the truth is—they’re not going to cut it! To see a noticeable difference in your skin’s appearance, you’ll need to see a medical professional. Your skin needs to have medical-grade treatment to have optimal cellular turnover and the regenerative effects needed to improve texture, as well as color, brightness and the reduction in wrinkles.
How You Can Protect and Improve Your Skin’s Thickness
• Broad-Spectrum SPF
• Keep Skin Moisturized
• Stay Hydrated
• Stop Smoking
• Avoid Tanning
• Limit Alcohol
• Supplement with Collagen Peptides, Omega 3-Fatty Acids, and Vitamin C
• Treat Your Skin Delicately
• Wear Protective Clothing
• See Your Dermatologist Regularly
For healthy skin, your options are endless. Dr. Michael J. Freeman’s Dermatology Practice takes your skin’s health seriously from screenings, medical treatments, advanced skin care, cutting-edge technology, laser therapy, injectable therapies, body treatments to chemical peels and more, they’ve got you covered.
Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA
Dr. Michael J. Freeman is a dermatology practice serving patients in Ocala, Florida and The Villages, Florida. Dr. Michael J. Freeman, David Kosiorek, PA-C, Dave Runyon, PA-C, and Sue Schmeltz, PA-C are all firmly dedicated to giving patients the best in care for conditions including squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, melanoma, rosacea, and many others.
The Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA team believes that every patient deserves to have the healthiest and most beautiful skin. They work hard to help you achieve that through evidence-based therapeutics and the latest in dermatology technology and equipment.
The atmosphere at the Ocala and The Villages offices is designed to be calm, serene, and welcoming. The patients at Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA deserve to feel comfortable while they seek treatment for conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, skin cancer, and rashes. Appointments can be conveniently scheduled through calling the office or through the easy-to-use online appointment maker.
Dr. Freeman and his associates offer comprehensive dermatologic care including full body skin checks, medical dermatology care, and cosmetic treatments in three convenient locations through Ocala, FL.
Call today to schedule your appointment.
Michael J. Freeman, M.D., P.A.
2750 S. E. 17th St., Ocala, FL 34471
8750 S.W. State Rd. 200, Suite #102, Ocala , FL 34481
13690 US-441 North, Suite 300 & 400, The Villages, FL 32159
Are You Becoming Thin-Skinned?
By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA