elastin

  • What actually causes wrinkles?

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 5:29am

    Damage occurs to the collagen and elastin fibers in the reticular dermis over time. Expression lines are caused by a gradual “denting” of these fibers from repeated facial movements. Just like a piece of metal that is bent multiple times, the fibers become weaker and weaker and thinner in the area of the constant bend.

  • Ask the Experts - May 2015 Edition

    Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:15pm

    WHY DOES OUR SKIN LOSE ELASTICITY AND START TO SAG?

    Our skin is tightened by a structure of collagen fibres in the dermis in a network of skin cells, fibres and blood capillaries. Below in the hypo-dermis or subcutaneous layer there is supporting fat tissue with strong and elastic collagen fibres, and the circulatory system.