Nonetheless it would seem reasonable to suggest that the yellowish tint is due to a difference in the way elastotic
skin reflects back incident light.
The most frequent sites for solar elastotic
changes were the face, scalp, ears, arms, hands, and shoulders.
Thick fibrous bands, haemosiderin pigment and signs of elastotic
degeneration were seen.
Beneath this region, a broad zone of electron-dense elastotic
material is evident.
skin is less elastic, dryer, darker, and more erythematous than normal skin,  which could account for some of the smoker's skin changes, especially in sun-exposed areas.
Photoaged skin is characterized by deposition of elastotic
material and loss of collagen.
11) So too is the case for which the visceral pleura in the vicinity of a tumor is fibrotic or elastotic
to the point of obscuring the normal visceral pleural elastic landmarks, such that elastin staining is difficult if not impossible to interpret.
The most obvious alteration after prolonged exposure is what has come to be known as solar elastotic
degeneration (or simply solar elastosis).
Because of the imperfect wound repair of the damaged collagenous matrix and the accumulation of elastotic
material, known as solar elastosis or solar scar, the skin eventually sags and wrinkles after chronic LTV exposure.
Within the scar, irregularly shaped nests of cytologically identical epithelial cells are intimately associated with collage nous and elastotic
stroma but without a desmoplastic reaction (Figure 1, C and D).
Although abnormal elastotic
material has been investigated in previous studies of sun-damaged skin , the cause of this abnormal tissue is not clear.
material is often present between epidermal cells in the tips of elongated retia, and there may be transepidermal elimination of this material.