Women's mouths wrinkle faster
A new study shows that women develop more and deeper
wrinkles around their mouths as they age than men do.
Senior study author Dr Moshe Kon, from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, says the gender differences are "probably due to the amount of appendages [hair follicles and sebaceous glands] and the connections between the skin and lip muscles".
"This study shows that one of the reasons lines are deeper in women is because they have fewer sweat and sebaceous glands," adds Dr Foad Nahai, editor-in-chief of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, where the study results appeared.
Some other key differences emerged: women have fewer blood vessels around the mouth than men; the muscles around the mouth are closer to the skin than in men; and men have more sweat glands per hair follicle.