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- n. The degeneration of elastic tissue
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- n. breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
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Often there is a lot of visible sun damage above the upper lip, and some people start to see solar elastosis loss of the extracellular matrix that gives a slightly bumpy, cobblestone-like texture to the skin there.
The loss of elastin thanks to aging and sun damage can create a condition called solar elastosis, in which the thin skin under the eyes sinks down onto the remaining collagen and looks bumpy, with a texture like an orange peel.
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In some patients, thin lips are associated with the generalized elastosis of ageing.
The most significant damage occurs deep in the dermis, where collagen and elastin fibers break down much more quickly than they should, leading to deep wrinkles and loose, sagging skin (solar elastosis).