There are many causes for wrinkles, the most common being exposure to UV rays from the sun, smoking and other negative lifestyle factors, and of course, the natural aging process itself. But a new study published by Nature reveals that genetics may also be at work.
According to researchers, mitochondrial DNA passed down through the mother strongly influences the rate of aging. That means that if mom had beautifully smooth skin into her later years, you probably will too! On the other hand, if mom seemed older than her actual age, it might be time to consider getting serious about protecting your skin from the sun, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and adopting a preventative skin care regimen. Read more about these interesting findings here.
In the future, scientists may be able to isolate the mitochondrial function in the cells and develop therapies that slow the aging process. But if nature is winning out over nurture and you want to reduce the signs of aging, please contact us. We have a variety of treatments to keep your skin looking youthful, from injectables to relax and smooth wrinkles to facial rejuvenation surgeries for a comprehensive approach. Don’t let mom have the last word!