IT'S a question many women ask ... will they look like their mothers when they get older. Now science has provided the answer ... they will.
Plastic surgeons have used new technology to study the ageing process.
For the first time, surgeons in the US used 3D photographic images to quantify the differences in 29 pairs of mothers and daughters who were perceived as similar.
They looked at the periorbital region, around the eyes, and found the ageing process can start in women in their 20s.
"This is one of the most apparent regions and challenging areas for plastic surgeons," Dr Subhas Gupta, who conducted the research, said.
Mothers and daughters have the same skeletal and cellular makeup which is why surgeons can study where the changes occur.