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Skin Anatomy and Changes With Age


 

Aging Volume Loss in The Face

 

 

 

The first and foremost treatment of aging skin is to prevent sun damage. Ninety percent (90%) of skin aging is related to sun damage. The solar radiation causes several event to take place that make your skin look older and not as attractive:

 

  1. Increases an enzyme that breaks down collagen. Collagen is the filler under your skin; think of it as the stuffing in a pillow. As collagen breaks down your skin will sag, wrinkle, and droop. So gravity is not the major cause!
  2. Blocks an enzyme that creates more collagen. Again less collagen means less face filler means more skin sagging.
  3. Dehydrate your skin and cause it to look dry, wrinkly, and old.
  4. Cause pigmented changes in the melanocytes (cells that produce pigment) so you develop uneven tone or worse, sun spots/age spots/liver spots!