A Wrinkle In Time Makes Nine

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A Wrinkle In Time Makes Nine
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Though we have all been suspicious in the past, the irrefutable evidence is finally out there: women show signs of aging quicker than men.  A recent study, which appeared in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, shows that women develop more wrinkles around their mouths than men and the wrinkles that do develop tend to be deeper.  If you just look at the huge market of wrinkle creams and remedies targeted toward women, it comes as no surprise that women find wrinkles to be more of a problem than men. 

Some may chalk it up to just another one of those burdens women must carry, but there is actually a scientific explanation for why women usually get more wrinkles than men.  Dr. Foad Nahai, an Atlanta based plastic surgeon, told Business Week's Health Day News the reason why women notice lines more than men.  Nahai says, "What we didn't know, and this study points out, is that one of the reasons that lines are deeper in women is because they have fewer sweat or sebaceous glands, the glands that make the oil that keeps our skin feeling soft...So women are producing less oil, which is protective and keeps the skin smoother."

Another reason women battle wrinkles more than men may be because of our hormone fluctuations.  The estrogen we produce helps to heal wounds and is why we tend to heal quicker than men.  Postmenopausal women make less estrogen, hence the increase in wrinkles.  It has been shown that women on hormone replacement therapy produce less wrinkles than women who are not taking hormones.

Women tend to go for more surgical remedies around the mouth area than men.  But it has always been debated whether women do this because they tend to worry more about the way they look than men or they were actually seeing more lines.  This new study may shed some light on why women receive more of these types of procedures.

What do you think of the new study showing women have more wrinkles around the mouth area than men?

Do you think this is the reason why women tend to go for more surgical procedures and cream remedies than men or do you think women just worry about their looks more than men?

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  • tammiw101 By tammiw101
    02.24.10  

    how's that strivectin working for you?

  • pabennett By pabennett
    02.21.10  

    I also wish I didn't worry about wrinkles but I do. Is there a cream over the counter that does work.

  • jjoyce By jjoyce
    01.20.10  

    I wished I didn't worry about the wrinkles but I do! I'm currently using the StriVectin on the upper lip area where I'm noticing wrinkles. To each his own and I think it's wonderful that some have no issues with their wrinkles! I think it's great! I also agree that society is the cause of the emphasis on wrinkles when you have every starlet out there getting plastic surgery as if it's a routine procedure and then cramming it down our throats at how great they look at 50 or 60 (airbrushed and thousands of dollars later).

  • celiahumphrey By celiahumphrey
    12.29.09  

    I don't worry about things I can't change!

  • Alyssarae92293 By Alyssarae92293
    12.29.09  

    I AGREE WITH PAULASUZZ...MY HUSBAND SAYS THE SAME

  • lmccart By lmccart
    12.28.09  

    I agree with previous posts, I think that women, generally, tend to be more concerned about wrinkles than men! I also think that it's possible that getting wrinkles has to do with how much stress we have - another thing that women seem to carry more than men. Love you, honey - but it's true.

  • PaulaSuzz By PaulaSuzz
    12.28.09  

    Interesting article. I have never had an issue with getting older (wrinkles). I do believe that my husband's attitude toward me does help.

  • momoffive By momoffive
    12.26.09  

    Maybe it is because the women worry more than the men? I think men get wrinkles more on the forehead due to being outside more than a woman, but woman just plain have a stressful life. Especially when caring for children.

  • CutieBaby By CutieBaby
    12.26.09  

    What Goes Up comes Down. Thats my philosophy, everyone age with time and thats the way it has always been and thats how it will be always, unless ofcourse the sun and the moon stop revolving by the will of GOD. So, stop worrying about aging, be happy, eat healthy and avoid harmful chemicals as much as you can, We are beautiful at every age :)

  • gramma By gramma
    12.23.09  

    As long as we take the household stresses and headaches and let our men think they they are handling all, we will continue to have lines, wrinkles and crows feet, unfortunately. But there is nothing like the strength of a Woman.

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