Facial wrinkles

Other Names:
Unsightly wrinkling of the skin
Unwanted rhytids
Facial crow's feet
Undesirable laugh lines

Smoking causes thickening and fragmentation of elastin, the elastic fibers that are long and smooth in healthy skin. Smoking also depletes the skin's oxygen supply by reducing circulation. It decreases the formation of collagen, the skin's main structural component, and may reduce the water content of the skin, all of which increase wrinkling. In women, smoking diminishes the level of circulating oestrogen, which in turn fosters dryness and disintegration of skin tissues.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST