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Periorbital Wrinkles: Why Women Get Them Earlier Than Men

42-16534503In the latest issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, you can find a research study about the role of gender in the formation of periorbital (around the mouth) wrinkles. Conducted by a team of plastic surgeons in Utrecht, the study offers several reasons why women exhibit periorbital wrinkles earlier and more severely than men. Here are 3 of the contributing factors: 1. If you’re a woman, the skin surrounding your mouth has fewer sweat and sebaceous glands, which are important for hydration. 2. You also may have fewer blood vessels in the same area. 3. The muscular fibers surrounding the orifice of a woman’s mouth are also more closely attached, which causes an “inward traction” and therefore, deeper wrinkles. Read more on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website.