Skin aging can be divided into 4 different subtypes: wrinkles, pigmented spots, telangiectasia and sagging. This prospective population-based study examined 2731 participants aged 51-98 years old, in order to discover risk factors for facial wrinkles. Known risk factors, such as smoking, excessive UV-exposure and low BMI, were confirmed. Besides this, skin color showed an interesting association: North-Europeans with a dark skin color appeared to have significantly more wrinkles than those with a light skin color.

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Keywords Pigmented Spots, Prospective Population-Based Study, Skin Aging, Wrinkles
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Journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie
Hamer, M.A, Jacobs, L.C, & Nijsten, T.E.C. (2015). Huidvergrijzing in Rotterdam. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie, 25(9), 477–479. Retrieved from