The aging process leads to marked changes in the fascial structures of the body.
Because of age we see wrinkles and creases in the surface. These phenomena are fortified by decrease in estrogen production (menopause), poor nutrition, harmful environmental factors, sunbathing, alcohol, smoking.
Very important to know is that inadequate hydration aggravates these phenomena.
Glycosaminoglycans, collagen and elastin are essential for hydration because they can bind large amounts of water. When these glycosaminoglycans levels decrease, the elastic fibers reduce. The remaining collagen fibers become disorganized; they lose their shape which contributes to ptosis.
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