Hu Juan is a 27-year-old mother of two from Hunan, China that doesn’t look her age to say the least, but not in a good way. She suffers from a rare disease known as Cutis laxa, which causes the skin on one’s face and neck to age at an accelerated rate, leaving them looking decades older than they really are. After giving birth to her eldest son, Juan was diagnosed with Cutis laxa, the connective tissue disorder that causes the skin to become loose, saggy and wrinkled at a very rapid speed due to loss of elasticity. Fortunately, it has only affected her face and neck, leaving her in otherwise good health. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.
“The cause of Cutis laxa is yet unknown, so a cure is out of the question for the time being. Hu and her husband thought that having a second child might reverse the accelerated skin aging process, but after giving birth to her daughter, Hu Juan’s face and neck showed no signs of improvement. Since these are the only areas affected by the disease, doctors believe they can restore some elasticity to the skin through corrective surgery, and help the woman regain her confidence. Hu Juan arrived at a clinic in Shanghai, on November 30th, where a team of doctors, including a psychologist, will try to make her life better,” reports Oddity Central.