Saturday, January 29

How your face ages with age (beyond wrinkles)

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Three generations of women

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With a few exceptions, for better or for worse, we tend to appear more or less our age.

Beyond the most obvious external signs of aging, such as gray hair, wrinkles or spots on the skin, what characteristics of our face reveal the passage of time, both in men and women?

With age in our face, three natural processes coincide that change our appearance and contribute to the perception of aging: waste offacial fat, the bone resorption and the flaccidity.

“From the age of 25 or 30, although it may seem very early, it begins to regress or age,” surgeon Ainhoa ​​Placer, a permanent member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Secpre) .

This involution is going to be more notable depending on external factors such as fotoenvejecimiento, which affects the quality, elasticity and hydration of the skin, diet or habits such as smoking in the long term.

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