Most women worry about facial sagging. When they see wrinkles and eye bags in the mirror, it seems like everyone has to face the merciless passage of time. Facial sagging easily makes people feel aging and tired. Here we analyze the causes of skin sagging.
Currently, the medical community is not entirely clear about the exact cause of facial sagging. It is generally believed to be due to the loss of skin elasticity, facial muscle relaxation, changes in fat distribution, and changes in facial bone growth. The following discusses these factors:
There are two proteins in the dermis of the skin: collagen and elastin fibers. They are responsible for supporting the skin, making the skin full and tight. After the age of 25, due to the effects of aging, the two proteins naturally decrease, causing the skin to lose elasticity and making sagging problems more and more serious.
Another reason is that muscles begin to relax and atrophy. When the muscles are relaxed, the support of the skin decreases, and it begins to be affected by gravity, gradually sagging.
There is a little-known reason for the characteristics of fat loss and distribution. When young, there is more fat on the cheekbones, also known as baby fat. As the age increases, the fat on the cheekbones becomes thinner and moves downward, causing deep nasolabial folds and sunken cheeks. At the same time, fat accumulates under the eyes, making eye bags more visible. These changes make the face look particularly tired.
In recent years, research has shown that facial bones also change with age. Most bones in the human body stop growing after adolescence, except for facial bones. The forehead continues to grow forward, while the cheekbones slowly move backward. This will cause the soft tissues on the cheekbones to lose support, making sagging more apparent.
From the above analysis, the dermis, fat layer, muscle layer, and even facial bones will all undergo significant degradation with age. This process is different from the simplified description of most advertisements. Sagging problems do not only refer to the loss of collagen but to changes in the entire facial tissue. Only by understanding this process can we accurately deal with facial sagging problems, which will be discussed further in the following article.