A cosmetic surgery expert has claimed that women are more likely to notice aging around the eye area than men are.
This, according to UK facelift surgeon Norman Waterhouse, is because men and women age in different ways. While men's faces tend to remain square regardless of their age, the shape of a woman's face tends to shift from oval to square as she gets older and skin begins to sag.
PhysOrg.com reported that American researchers at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California recently carried out a study about female aging, which is thought to be the first to examine the ways in which mothers and daughters share aging patterns and characteristics.
The researchers presented the results of the study - which found that after the age of 30, women's faces tend to age following similar patterns to their mothers - at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons conference earlier this month in Seattle, Washington.
It is though that the information will be particularly useful for cosmetic surgery experts, who can use information from a woman about her mother to help plan a surgical procedure to "correct" potential changes caused by aging.
The Loma Linda University Medical Center was first opened in 1967 and admits more than 33,000 inpatients each year.