Why Do We Get Wrinkles, What Are The Causes And Am I More Likely To Get Them If My Parents Have Lots Of Wrinkles?

Dr. Pacheco answers the question: 'Will I Get Wrinkles Like My Parents?'

ByTheresa Pacheco, M.D., Professor of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
December 22, 2008, 3:55 PM

June 1, 2009 -- Question: Why do we get wrinkles, what are the causes and am I more likely to get them if my parents have lots of wrinkles?

Answer: Wrinkles are a normal part of aging. We develop wrinkles with normal facial movements such as smiling or frowning. We develop deeper wrinkles as we lose volume in our face as we age. It's important to know that there are ways to prevent wrinkles. There are neurotoxins that can prevent some of the wrinkles that occur with movement and fillers that can address the deep wrinkles.

It's also important to know that you can prevent wrinkles by not smoking and not subjecting your skin to excessive sun exposure.

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