Facial aging is a universal process and it affects all structures: skin, subcutaneous soft tissue, muscles and bones. However, every individual ages differently. Therefore, when addressing facial aging, a personalized approach is imperative.
The specific pattern of aging is dependent on genetic and environmental factors.
In addition, every ethnic group has its aesthetic strong and weak points, that affect aging. For example, Caucasian faces are generally narrower with greater vertical height, Asians have a wider and flatter faces with shorter vertical height.