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What is the medical term for a wrinkle, and what is its cause?



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This question is part of Prep for NJ SB Skin Care Exam

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nicolez

Nicolez

Answered on Aug 09, 2018

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The medical term for a wrinkle is a rhytid. Rhytids occur when skin begins to sag as a result of lost strength and flexibility. Aging, sun exposure, and smoking all contribute to wrinkles by decreasing skins elasticity. Sun exposure is the primary cause of early wrinkling.

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