With age, the skin itself changes with a loss of collagen and support as well as a loss of elastin.
Sensitive skin can present in a variety of ways which can often make diagnosis difficult for the treating doctor.
Veins and Vessels
Veins cause red patterns on the skin, commonly occurring on the nose, cheeks and chest, though can appear anywhere on the body.
Scarring occurs after injury to the skin and is a normal part of the body’s wound healing response.
Redness and Rosacea
A common skin condition causing redness, flushing and visible capillaries is known a Rosacea.
Pigmentation can range from simple freckles, age spots and sun spots to large areas of discolouration like in Melasma.
Sun damage (photo aging) can be described as prematurely aged skin due to chronic exposure to sunlight (extrinsic ageing).
Melasma is a skin condition characterised by blotchy pigmentation occurring in a somewhat symmetrical fashion on the face.
Dark circles under eyes
Dark circles, hollowing and loss of skin quality around the under eye area is a common concern.