Monthly Archives: April 2017

How Will You Age?

A group of plastic surgeons from the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California scanned the faces of mothers and daughters using computer modelling and 3D cameras. The research team found that mothers and daughters who look similar also age in a strikingly similar pattern. They found the daughters’ faces were beginning to sag, wrinkle, thin and lose elasticity around the eyes in the same patterns as their mothers’ faces. This similarity particularly increased after the daughters reached the age of 30.

The findings may be especially helpful for women in their mid-30s to early 50s, which is the ideal window for using minimally invasive techniques to maintain a younger looking appearance.

Recognising how your mother’s face changed over the years could help guide a cosmetic surgeon in the appropriate procedures to address similar patterns of sagging skin or volume loss. For example, doctors would be able to pinpoint the …