Another similarity between mothers and daughters uncovered by new research – mothers and daughters experience similar patterns in facial aging.
Researchers at Loma Linda University in California examined 40 mother-daughter pairs and examined their facial features using computer modeling and 3D cameras. The team found that mothers and daughters who look the same will age the same way as well. For example, if a mother has experienced volume loss in the lower eyelid throughout her life, her daughter can expect that to happen as well.
But thanks to innovative and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and aesthetic options, young women do not have to surrender their face to destiny. Understanding your mother’s face and the progression of her aging can be a big help to plastic surgeons addressing sagging skin or volume loss the study concludes.
Lead researcher Dr. Subhas Gupta points out that through this type of research, plastic surgeons will be able to pinpoint exactly where they should inject facial fillers.
These new findings will be especially helpful to women in their mid-30s to early-50s, the best window for taking advantage of minimally invasive techniques to maintain their youthful look.
Other ways women themselves can slow the aging process is to eat healthy, limit sun exposure and don’t smoke says Gupta.