Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. Skin changes are related to environmental factors, genetic makeup, nutrition, and other factors. The greatest single factor, though, is sun exposure. This can be seen by comparing areas of your body that have regular sun exposure with areas that are protected from sunlight.
Aging skin appears thinner, more pale, and clear (translucent). Large pigmented spots (called age spots, liver spots, or lentigos) may appear in sun-exposed areas. Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity. This produces the leathery, weather-beaten appearance common to people who spend a large amount of time outdoors. Wrinkles start forming. The blood vessels of the dermis become more fragile. This leads to bruising, bleeding under the skin (often called senile purpura), cherry angiomas, and similar conditions. Sebaceous glands produce less oil as you age. This can make it harder to keep the skin moist, resulting in dryness and itchiness.
The subcutaneous fat layer thins, reducing its normal insulation and padding. This increases your risk of skin injury and reduces your ability to maintain body temperature. Because you have less natural insulation, you can get hypothermia in cold weather.
Skin Complexion Analysis
This is a very important tool for clients looking for facial rejuvenation procedures. The system captures digital photos (RGB and UV light) of the face and measures sun spots, pigmentation, pores, roughness, acne, moisture and wrinkles. A report of skin age and type of skin (see picture) is given. This will help plan treatments, and most importantly, compare the skin changes after skin rejuvenation treatments are done.