Cosmetic surgeons discover women develop wrinkles earlier than men
15 December 2009New research from leading cosmetic surgeons has discovered that women's skin wrinkles more easily than men's, helping surgeons to develop more effective line and wrinkle treatments to help women hold back the years. PR Web reports that the findings were published in the November/December issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), produced by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The research discovered gender-specific differences in the skin surrounding the mouth (perioral skin), which has been confirmed to exhibit greater and deeper wrinkling in women than in men. The research was conducted by cosmetic surgeons in the Netherlands. According to the study's lead author, Dr Emma C. Paes of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the University Medical Center in Utrecht: "The aim of this study is to obtain new insight into the perception that women wrinkle earlier and more severely than men. "If we understood the reasons for differences in wrinkling between women and men, then we might be able to develop better strategies for the treatment of perioral wrinkles." There are a number of effective cosmetic surgery treatments currently available to help reduce wrinkles, including Botox, dermal fillers , microdermabrasion and skin peels. However, surgeons and scientists are always looking to develop new and improved methods. Dr Paes explained: "We think it's important to consider the reasons why a particular treatment may or may not be effective. "Sometimes one has to go back to the basics instead of just moving forward. In the end, having more basic knowledge about a problem can speed up the process of finding the right solution."