SMOKER'S FACE

Smoker's Face

Clinical

Deep furrows on the cheeks and jaw and wrinkles radiating out from the lips and eyes are characteristic. Patients who have smoked for more than 50 pack-years are almost 5 times as likely to be wrinkled as nonsmokers [AD 1992;128;1106]. Smokers are also more likely to have gray hair [BMJ 1996;313;1616]. A histologic study showed increased elastosis in patients who smoked compared to those who did not [JAAD 1999;41;23].

Treatment

Stop smoking!

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