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A 36-year-old member asked:

In what age group is premature skin aging most evident?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Humphreys
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Sun and Smoking: Premature aging of the skin can be due to certain genetic factors which we can't control, but is certainly exacerbated by smoking and sun exposure which can be stopped. The damage done however is not really reversible, but can possibly be improved with weapons grade skin care, lasers, and various rejuvenating surgical procedures.
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
The big two reasons: In my practice are excessive sun exposure and smoking. Certainly, there is a genetic component, but avoiding smoking and excessive sun exposure can go a long way toward preventing premature skin aging.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What kind of test can check for premature skin aging?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lana Long
Dermatology 34 years experience
Visia skin analysis: I am not aware of a lab test to check for premature aging. There is a very rare condition called progeria, where you age quite rapidly and die in childhood. I have a visia camera system which photographs your skin and gives you a wrinkle score, sun damage score, etc based on your age and skin type. I would check a few websites of dermatologists in your area and see if visia analysis is offered.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I stop premature skin aging?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
MOITURISE,AVOID SUN: You can prevent premature aging of the skin by keeping your skin moiturised, avoid too much sun exposure, dont smoke and dont drink too much.
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