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A 46-year-old member asked:

At what age does the skin start to get noticeable wrinkles?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Skin aging: Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years regardless of outside influences. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, less elastin production, and less gag formation.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Wrinkles on skin: There is no fixed age foe wrinkles to start.It depends on your genes, your race, your exposure over the years to sun, your diet and of course your age.Every body will get wrinkles if you live long enough and it isnatural part of aging but when you start with wrinkles varies.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

At what age does the skin start to get wrinkles and crowsfeet?

3 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Varies: As early as late 30s to 50s depending on sun exposure, genetics, smoking and nutritional status.
A 43-year-old member asked:

At what age do we/ did you start getting wrinkles?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 29 years experience
Age and wrinkles: First wrinkles are seen somewhere around age 28-35. Much depends on the amount of sun exposure the person has had as 80% of all skin changes that are recognized as aging - dry sallow leathery skin, wrinkles, thinning, dark spots, uneven pigmentation, etc - are due to sun damage. People who stay out of the sun and use sun protection regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Why does your skin get discolored as you age?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sun damage: Sun damage over time causes brown spots and white spots, broken blood vessels and red blotches. These get worse with age due to the accumulation of sun damage over many years. Young skin is capable of recovering from tans and sunburns without leaving marks. Older skin loses the ability toe heal itself and recover from suntanning--the skin no longer tans evenly but in blotches.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why does skin get dry with age?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Natural aging: That is part of natural aging but can be exagerated bytoo much exposure to sun, not drinking enough water, and not moisturising the skin, usin soaps that dry the skin of its natural moisture.

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