Proportions & Youth
From around the age of 25, the first signs of ageing start to become apparent on the surface of the skin. Fine lines appear first and over time wrinkles, loss of volume and density become noticeable. The ageing pattern is described as a change in the balance of facial proportions. A youthful face represents the point in time when skeletal proportions are ideal for their soft tissues overlying.
The ageing hallmarks are important when deciding on age-appropriate cosmetic intervention.
Ageing of the human face is the consequence of both, external textural folds of the epidermis, and changes in the 3-dimensional (3-D) topography of the underlying structures.
It results because of the transformation witnessed in several types of tissues: skin, fat, muscle, and bone. Changes in any one of these structural layers, affect the other layers.
Facial ageing reflects the dynamic, cumulative effects of time on the skin, soft tissues, and deep structural components of the face. It is a complex synergy of skin textural changes and loss of facial volume. Many of the signs of facial ageing reflect the combined effects of gravity, progressive bone resorption, decreased tissue elasticity, and redistribution of subcutaneous fullness. And as the Hyaluronic Acid production slows down, the face looks duller and dehydrated, with the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. The ageing hallmarks are important when deciding on age-appropriate cosmetic intervention.