Report gives doctors new idea about what makes our faces look older

(Undated) Oct. 14, 2004 - Doctors have a new idea about what makes our faces look older. They say gravity is not the problem.

This new report finds gravity does not cause skin on the face to drop. Instead, people lose fat in different parts of their face causing the skin to appear loose, saggy and wrinkled. Along with the fat loss, researchers say too much sun exposure can also accelerate the aging process.

Surgery to tighten look tissue can make you look younger, but now researchers say doctors might also need to replace lost fat stores as well.

Researchers also say that as we age, skin on the face, especially near the eyes, gets thinner making us appear older. The sun can speed up this process.

Posted 10:35am by Eva Pilgrim