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Skin Care and Diseases

I am 26

11/18/2009

Question:

I noticed that the skin around my jaw is thin and sagging. What should I do about it? This is a problem that none of my friends or family members have. Should I seriously be concerned?

Answer:

Thickness and tightness of the skin around the jaw and going to the neck area is highly variable from person to person. Most common cause of thinning and sagging is the normal aging process but at age 26, usually these changes are not that prominent yet. If there is concern about this, then a visit to a dermatologist should be made for a more thorough evaluation.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University