Maintain Dermatological Health in Your Golden Years
Skin develops special needs, as we grow older. Typically beyond age 50, seborrheic keratoses (a benign mole-like growth), precancerous keratoses, and other kinds of inflammatory skin conditions become risks, and it is important to visit a dermatologist who can identify and treat these conditions. Dr. Geoff Basler and Brent Behrens, PA-C provide aging skin care at our Lincoln,Nebraska office and its satellite locations serving Beatrice and Nebraska City. We also have offices in Crete, Fremont, Geneva, and York. Contact us today to schedule a total body skin examination.
Eczema, a condition in which the skin becomes red and itchy is sometimes considered a young person’s issue. However, it can occur because of the skin becoming naturally drier in our later years. Some people are predisposed to eczema. Furthermore, cold, dry weather or even your skin care products can cause or aggravate eczema. The skin specialists at Complete Family Dermatology can treat your eczema with topical medication and special attention to your skin care habits.
An actinic keratosis is a crusty or scaly growth most often appearing on the scalp, face, lips, hands, ears, and other areas receiving frequent sun exposure. In the early stages of development, they are so small that they might only be recognized by touch, with a texture similar to sandpaper. When they become visible, they can reach up to a quarter-inch in diameter, with a red, pink, or tan pigmentation. They may also peel off, and then reappear. Eventually, they may bleed or become surrounded by redness and irritation.
Actinic keratoses precede squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, the more keratoses that you have and the longer they remain on your skin, the greater the risk for squamous cell carcinoma to develop. If you detect anything on the surface of your skin resembling a lesion of this kind, contact Dr. Geoff Basler to schedule an examination as soon as possible. Our Lincoln, Nebraska office and its satellite locations provide aging skin care to help you detect potentially dangerous skin conditions.
Seborrheic keratosis is the most common benign skin growth found in adults over 50. These growths can be black, brown, or pale, and appear on the upper body, including the back, shoulders, chest, or face. They are elevated, with a scaly and waxy appearance. Seborrheic keratoses are easy to confuse with skin cancer, but you can rest assured, they are strictly benign. Although they are painless in most cases, they may require removal if they become irritated by clothing, change significantly in size or shape, itch, bleed, or affect your day-to-day life.
Learn More about Aging Skin Care at CFD
Throughout your life, your skin care needs will change. At Complete Family Dermatology, we want to be there for you at every stage of your health needs. We offer aging skin care at our Lincoln office and its satellite locations specific to your needs. To learn more about how we can help you maintain excellent dermatological health, please contact us today.