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AAD Addresses Cosmetic Aging and Potential Treatments

Posted: November 11, 2009

As people age, they see more cosmetic changes in their skin and hair, but now more than ever, there are treaments skin care professionals and dermatologists can provides to help lessen these changes.

Everyone expects their bodies to change as they get older. From wrinkles and sagging skin to brittle bones and aches and pains, the aging process is inevitable. In addition, there are a number of medical dermatologic conditions that surface with age that can cause people even more stress. Fortunately, dermatologists and skin care professionals can help diagnose and treat these conditions no matter when they strike.

Speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Skin Academy, dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, FAAD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, discussed why hair loss, acne, rosacea and leg veins can occur as we age and some of the latest ways to treat them.

“When we age, a number of changes take place on and beneath the surface of our skin that can affect how we look and feel,” said Jaliman. “But while we might expect to see fine lines and wrinkles as the years pass, many of us might be surprised to wake up one day with adult-onset acne, thinning hair or embarrassing spider veins. The reality is that many dermatologic conditions are more likely to affect us as we age, and the key is to address these problems early to rule out more serious medical conditions and start proper treatment.”

Hair loss can be treated effectively