Sagging and Loss of Volume
As we age, your body starts breaking down your natural collagen and elastin which is responsible for our facial tissue volume and integrity. Healthy skin can stretch and snap back into place easily, when the skin starts losing this ability it starts sagging.
External factors that deteriorate these two protiensare: –
- UV exposure
- pollutants in the environment, including cigarette smoke
- certain lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition and alcohol consumption
- weight loss
- hereditary factors
- illness and medical conditions
Missing teeth and receding gums change the appearance of the mouth, your lips may look shrunken and your upper lip area may shrivel up.
Fat from the eyelids settles into the eye sockets. This can make your eyes look sunken. The lower eyelids can slacken and bags can develop under your eyes. Weakening of the muscle that supports the upper eyelid can make the eyelids droop.
To some extent, wrinkles cannot be avoided. However, sun exposure and cigarette smoking are likely to make them develop more quickly. There is many means of treatments to help improve this skin condition depending on the severity.