New Study Finds Dna From Mom Impacts Wrinkles

We all start to develop wrinkles at a different age. There are many reasons for this variability in the onset of the aging process, and many of them are due to the way you live your life. For example, if you smoke, spend lots of time in the sun or drink heavily, you are more likely to develop wrinkles at an early age. But a new study indicates that a reason for early onset of wrinkles may be related to your mother’s DNA.

According to a study published in the journal Nature, mitochondrial DNA passed along from our mothers impacts our rate of aging. As a result, if your mom developed wrinkles at an early age, it’s likely that you will too. But on the other hand, if your mom had beautiful skin into her 40s and 50s, you should expect to age very gracefully.

The findings of this study are still preliminary, and additional research is necessary in order to improve wrinkle treatments. Hopefully, these findings will eventually aid in the development of new therapeutic wrinkle remedies.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for these new treatments to be developed to restore youthful, beautiful skin. Dr. Roberta Gartside offers a wide range of minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options to patients in the Washington DC area. Depending on your unique needs, she may recommend one or more of the following:

These treatments can help you look and feel your best without the need for extensive surgery associated with a facelift.

Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates using the form at the left side of the page or call 703-742-8004 today to schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation. Dr. Gartside serves patients in Washington DC and throughout the surrounding areas of Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia.