Skin Tears

Skin tears are easily caused when skin has become very thin and delicate. It's common as we age.

Skin tears fall into one of three categories:

  1. The skin flap is still present and has enough size to cover the tear 
  2. When the skin flap is damaged and the tear can't heal easily
  3. The skin flap isn't present. This is the most problematic of skin tears and can take a long time to heal, sometimes with complications.
skin tears and skin flaps

Prevention, as is always the case, is better than cure (treatment) Protective sleeves worn on the arms or legs can make a real difference in preventing these painful skin rips or tears.

Limbkeepers are affordable, seamless for comfort, have a UPF50 + sun protection rating - and they work! Don't wait to get a nasty skin tear - buy your Limbkeepers today!