There have been researchers studying how wounds heal on skin of all ages. Recent discoveries show that older skin takes longer to heal. This is because communication between cells is slower. The more skin is exposed to, the more affected the cells are. Furthermore, the older someone is the more they have exposed their skin to. Follow the link below to read this full article to understand the healing process of our skin.
Older bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers. Yet until now, researchers have not been able to tease out what age-related changes hinder the body’s ability to repair itself.