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What can cause premature wrinkling of skin?

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dermatology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Sun and Smoking

Smoking and ultraviolet light are some of the biggest preventable causes of premature wrinkling of the skin.
The rest is up to genetics. Topical products and vitamins are often sold as preventative treatments for wrinkles. However, few can have as dramatic an effect as ultraviolet light avoidance and not smoking.

In brief: Sun and Smoking

Smoking and ultraviolet light are some of the biggest preventable causes of premature wrinkling of the skin.
The rest is up to genetics. Topical products and vitamins are often sold as preventative treatments for wrinkles. However, few can have as dramatic an effect as ultraviolet light avoidance and not smoking.
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Sun,smoking, genes

The most common things that cause premature wrinkling and skin damage are sun exposure, tanning booths, smoking and heredity.
Use of effective sun blocks and staying out of tanning booths will help. Don't smoke! careful skin care and skin maintenance with a licensed esthetician will also help.

In brief: Sun,smoking, genes

The most common things that cause premature wrinkling and skin damage are sun exposure, tanning booths, smoking and heredity.
Use of effective sun blocks and staying out of tanning booths will help. Don't smoke! careful skin care and skin maintenance with a licensed esthetician will also help.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Agree with all

Sun and smoking are the two most likely causes.
Don't smoke, avoid sun exposure--especially at mid-cay, and if you can't stay out of the sun, use a sunscreen.

In brief: Agree with all

Sun and smoking are the two most likely causes.
Don't smoke, avoid sun exposure--especially at mid-cay, and if you can't stay out of the sun, use a sunscreen.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wrinkles caused by..

Sun, sun and sun.
90 % of the aged appearance of the face as we get older has been correlated wtih sun exposure that started in childhood! age, smoking, lack of sunscreen, are other contributory causes of lines or wrinkles seen at rest. Wrinkles are also caused by facial expression but many of those lines disappear at rest. Botox is used for the latter, fraxel lasers and portrait plasma , former.

In brief: Wrinkles caused by..

Sun, sun and sun.
90 % of the aged appearance of the face as we get older has been correlated wtih sun exposure that started in childhood! age, smoking, lack of sunscreen, are other contributory causes of lines or wrinkles seen at rest. Wrinkles are also caused by facial expression but many of those lines disappear at rest. Botox is used for the latter, fraxel lasers and portrait plasma , former.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Early Wrinkles

Collagen and elastin give our skin it's robust character in youth.
Age, sun, smoking, illness, diet, genetics contribute to the loss of these support structures over time. Our skin gets weak & folds/pleats in places where muscles force it. Lines on the face also develop from external forces like pressure from sleeping on your side. There are some effective ways of preventing wrinkles...

In brief: Early Wrinkles

Collagen and elastin give our skin it's robust character in youth.
Age, sun, smoking, illness, diet, genetics contribute to the loss of these support structures over time. Our skin gets weak & folds/pleats in places where muscles force it. Lines on the face also develop from external forces like pressure from sleeping on your side. There are some effective ways of preventing wrinkles...
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Causes of wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by extrinsic & intrinsic reasons.
Extrinsic reasons are sun exposure, smoking, environmental pollutants, tanning beds. Using sunblock helps with this. Intrinsic wrinkles are due to aging, menopause/andropause (hormone replacement helps, chronic diseases. Patients who are healthier & limit sun exposure generally look younger. Ethnic skin looks younger due to the extra melanin.

In brief: Causes of wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by extrinsic & intrinsic reasons.
Extrinsic reasons are sun exposure, smoking, environmental pollutants, tanning beds. Using sunblock helps with this. Intrinsic wrinkles are due to aging, menopause/andropause (hormone replacement helps, chronic diseases. Patients who are healthier & limit sun exposure generally look younger. Ethnic skin looks younger due to the extra melanin.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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