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Why the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the face

Why the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the faceWhy the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the face
(Photo : Pixabay) Why the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the faceWhy the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the face

Differences in the number of oil-secreting glands in the skin may help explain why wrinkles are shallower in the forehead than in the outer eye area, suggests new research conducted on cadavers.

Investigators suspect that the presence of oil-secreting glands and a thinner inner layer of skin, or dermis, may let the skin deform more easily and might be a cause for the development of wrinkles. The findings are published in Clinical Anatomy.

More information:
Tamatsu, Y., Tsukahara, K., Sugawara, Y. and Shimada, K. (2015), New finding that might explain why the skin wrinkles more on various parts of the face. Clin. Anat.. doi: 10.1002/ca.22571 

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Jul 07, 2015 09:42 AM EDT

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