Within the most obvious manifestations of aging, facial wrinkles have deserved more attention from plastic surgery. The passing of time leaves its mark on the face and neck, leading to sagging, grooves and loss of tone.
Age, personal or hereditary predisposition, stress, prolonged sun exposure, depression, inadequate dietary habits or alcohol and tobacco consumption, among other things, entail a number of changes in the skin and muscles that sometimes appear simultaneously. In addition to this, there is a gradual absorption of fat from the face decreasing the thickness and elasticity of the skin and adhesion to alterations in the subcutaneous tissues with the consequence of the gradual fall of the soft tissues. The result, often, is a mismatch between chronological age and facial appearance.