Sagging elbow skin: When did I get this Grandpa Skin?

Posted By on November 30, 2021

GrandpaElbowSkin211121Who really spends time looking at themselves in the mirror … at least the men that I know?

BUT … I noticed my elbows when getting dressed last weekend … there is some disturbing sagging “grandpa skin” … “when did this happen?”

On the other hand, I’m not alone and I suppose this is to be expected after spending a fair amount of time in the elements without using much protection over the years … also, I’m not getting any younger.

Question: I’m 57 in good shape.  Problem is loose skin around elbows.

I noticed that your email address is related to outdoor work.  If that is correct then part of the loose skin of your elbow region may in part be due to long term sun exposure leading to loss of elasticity of your skin. Another cause is aging ( I am right behind you at age 56!) and genetic predisposition to lax skin.

— Dr. Walter Tom, MD, FACS

Skin isn’t the only thing that reminded me that I’m aging … seeing a “side photo” with my granddaughters from Thanksgiving in the workshop (blame the lighting?) shocked me as I had no idea my hair was turning this gray! On the other hand, “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” — Proverbs 16:31


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