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Understanding Facial Aging: From the Triangle of Youth to the Pyramid of Age
Youthful skin is characterized by its plump and radiant appearance. Collagen and elastin work together to create firmness around your nose and mouth, while subcutaneous fat fills out your cheeks and lips. A youthful facial appearance is characterized by three key attributes: prominent high cheekbones, full and vibrant cheeks and a well-defined jawline. This unique combination is commonly known as the "triangle of youth." You can visualize this by thinking of the chin as the point of the triangle and the cheeks as its broad base.
As we age, several changes occur. Facial bones undergo transformations, soft tissues, such as muscles, succumb to the pull of gravity, and the skin loses its firmness, leading to sagging. Additionally, the fat-pads in the face can shift, while the ones beneath the chin may become more pronounced, resulting in the appearance of fullness between the neck and chin—often referred to as a "double chin." The face can take on a more oblong shape, cheeks may lose their fullness and the emergence of jowls can alter the overall appearance. This new configuration is commonly referred to as the "pyramid of age."