The skin of younger adults is thick. As people get older, the skin gets thinner. It's easier for the skin to tear. This means an increased chance of injury, such as pressure injuries (pressure sores). Older adults also can be more sensitive to cold because of thinner skin.
Current as of:
August 7, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse