2006-10-04 Women's skin ages faster than men's

 

http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/12660-womens-skin-ages-faster-than-mens-study/

 

(Reuters) - Women's skin ages faster than men's, according to a German study using a new laser-based technique to measure damage from sun exposure and aging.

The study, published in Optics Letters, a journal of the Optical Society of America, was based on a new technique in which doctors shine pulses of infrared laser light to look at the deeper layers of the skin and measure aging.

The imaging of collagen and elastin, whose degeneration causes wrinkles and loss of smoothness, found that women lose collagen faster than men.(Read entire article)

 

2006-10-03 Women's Skin Ages Faster than Men's, Says New Test to Measure Skin Aging

 

http://www.seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Aging/6-10-03-WomensSkinAges.htm

 

Physicists and medical researchers for the first time have demonstrated a new technique that non-invasively measures in real time the level of damage to the skin from sun exposure and aging, and initial results suggest that women’s skin ages faster than men’s.

 

This new laser-based technique images the fabric of the deeper layers of the skin, combining methods for imaging collagen and elastin, whose degeneration causes the appearance of wrinkles and the progressive loss of skin smoothness. (Read entire article)