How to fight against dermatoporosis?
Dermatoporosis occurs especially on the forearms, legs and décolleté. It affects 32% of people over 60 in France, with a predisposition in patients treated in the long term with corticosteroids.
I do not neglect any lesion
It is important to identify symptoms that can sometimes seem anecdotal. As the skin no longer plays its role as a barrier against external aggression, it creases, tears at the slightest shock or trauma, is covered with red spots corresponding to small bruises (purpura), scars in the shape of stars. Repetitive hematomas, clearly visible to the eye, give a long yellow, then green and brown coloring. This causes pain and burns. The lesions carry a risk of superinfection, the hematomas becoming ulcerations.
I consult quickly
The extreme fragility of the skin caused by dermatoporosis makes the management of the disease complicated. This involves topical treatments (ointments, balms often based on hyaluronic acid, vitamin A acid) prescribed by the dermatologist to restore the thickness and resistance to the skin. Only regular use of these ointments can compensate for the damage. In addition, it should stop all sun exposure, especially if you have fair skin.
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