Sun exposure, environmental contaminants, and hormonal changes affect the skin’s capacity for hydration and therefore, its elasticity. These changes typically begin to occur by age 35.
With age, the body’s water reservoir levels, the production of amino acids, proteins, and molecular regeneration diminish. Collagen and the skin’s elastin weakens, giving way to oxidation and loss of skin elasticity.
Other factors such as stress, eating habits, and genetics make the loss of elasticity more or less evident.
At the Instituto Cirugía Orbitofacial we can help minimize the impact of lost elasticity and make it less visible through cosmetic treatments or surgery.