What Causes Wrinkles in Men?

What Causes Wrinkles in Men?


When it comes to men’s skin care and wrinkles, there are many factors that go into causing them besides age. While wrinkles are thought of as only affecting older people, wrinkles have been known to crop up in men around age 20. Here are some of the biggest culprits in causing wrinkles and disrupting men’s skin care.

Sun Damage

Many people already know that the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause sunburn, but they can also speed along the aging process in your skin. Ultraviolent UVA and UVB rays damage the skin the most, and overexposure to these rays can even have the same effect as superficial thermal burns. Your age, skin color and total exposure time will affect how much damage these rays can cause on your skin.

These harmful rays damage your skin when you repeatedly overexpose your skin to sunlight, causing the collagen fibers to break down beneath the skin. This will cause increased wrinkling. To protect your skin, cover up as much as possible while in the sun. Also, wear sunblock with at least SPF 30.


We all know that smoking can cause a host of detriments to your health, and increasing wrinkles is one of them. When you compare the number of wrinkles on smokers and non-smokers, you can clearly see that smokers suffer from deeper and more frequent facial lines. Evidence suggests that facial aging, color change and wrinkling are exacerbated by smoking.


Changes in hormone levels as we age are believed by experts to also increase wrinkling in men. While there are a limited number of studies about the effect of lowering testosterone levels on wrinkles, some experts think that testosterone levels do in fact play a role. In men, testosterone leads to thicker skin, and as levels lower with age, the elasticity of the skin becomes less. This is what is thought to lead to wrinkles.

Skin Color

Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin color, and it also helps protect your skin from the sun. People with darker skin have more melanin, and are therefore more protected from the sun than lighter skinned people. This means that people with lighter skin will likely wrinkle more quickly than darker skinned people.

Fat Loss

There’s a reason why people with a “baby face” look younger; they have more fat in their face. As you age, you tend to lose more of that fat, which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. Especially noticeable in the face, this loss of fat can make wrinkles much more noticeable.

Gravity and Facial Expressions

Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about the effect of gravity on aging. Some wrinkles are inevitable, and are just a fact of life. Crow’s feet, frown lines, lines that radiate from the corner of the eyes and those lines between the eyebrows all seem to be formed by permanent small muscle contractions.

Your Family History

When trying to predict how many wrinkles you will have, take a look at your parents and grandparents. They can tell you a lot about what you will look like when you get older. However, nothing is set in stone. You can help prevent them on your own.

Overall the best way to prevent wrinkles are to stay moisturized and to always protect you skin from the sun. While you cannot change the natural color of your skin or your genes, you can help lessen wrinkles with these tactics and ensure health men’s skin care for years to come.

Cosmetic Skin Treatment Houston

Linville Plastic Surgery can also help treat and prevent wrinkles in men. Dr. Linville combines art and science to achieve results that match patients’ aesthetic goals. In addition to a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Linville can provide routine and non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment in Houston to help reverse the aging process.


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