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Wrinkles

Wrinkles Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Drs. Shelley and Wood, "Unilateral Wrinkles," in the Archives (110:775-778, 1974), includes new histologic observations that should contribute to an understanding of the pathologic processes that cause wrinkling. Their report would have been more meaningful if they had let us know whether their subject was a right-handed smoker, as her wrinkles suggest.It is not uncommon for a righthanded individual to be more expressive with the right side of the face and to develop more profound wrinkling on this side as a result. Similar reasoning might explain increased wrinkling of the right hand and elbow but would seem less likely to explain any associated unilateral histologic abnormalities.The authors apparently dismissed the concept of "smoker's wrinkles" as a misnomer, without examining the appropriate literature. All of the data from whites in each of the three studies1-3 evaluating "smoker's wrinkles," including the report by References 1. Daniell HW: Smoker's wrinkles: A study in the epidemiology of crow's feet . Ann Intern Med 75:873-880, 1971.Crossref 2. Ippen M, Ippen H: Approaches to a prophylaxis of skin aging . J Soc Cosme Chem 16:305-308, 1965. 3. Allen HB, Johnson BL, Diamond SM: Smoker's wrinkles? JAMA 225:1067-1069, 1973.Crossref 4. Weiss W: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 5. Boston DW: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 6. Allen HB: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 7. Ludin EN: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 8. Daniell HW: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788-789, 1973.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Wrinkles

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Drs. Shelley and Wood, "Unilateral Wrinkles," in the Archives (110:775-778, 1974), includes new histologic observations that should contribute to an understanding of the pathologic processes that cause wrinkling. Their report would have been more meaningful if they had let us know whether their subject was a right-handed smoker, as her wrinkles suggest.It is not uncommon for a righthanded individual to be more expressive with the right...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1975 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1975.01630190117022
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Drs. Shelley and Wood, "Unilateral Wrinkles," in the Archives (110:775-778, 1974), includes new histologic observations that should contribute to an understanding of the pathologic processes that cause wrinkling. Their report would have been more meaningful if they had let us know whether their subject was a right-handed smoker, as her wrinkles suggest.It is not uncommon for a righthanded individual to be more expressive with the right side of the face and to develop more profound wrinkling on this side as a result. Similar reasoning might explain increased wrinkling of the right hand and elbow but would seem less likely to explain any associated unilateral histologic abnormalities.The authors apparently dismissed the concept of "smoker's wrinkles" as a misnomer, without examining the appropriate literature. All of the data from whites in each of the three studies1-3 evaluating "smoker's wrinkles," including the report by References 1. Daniell HW: Smoker's wrinkles: A study in the epidemiology of crow's feet . Ann Intern Med 75:873-880, 1971.Crossref 2. Ippen M, Ippen H: Approaches to a prophylaxis of skin aging . J Soc Cosme Chem 16:305-308, 1965. 3. Allen HB, Johnson BL, Diamond SM: Smoker's wrinkles? JAMA 225:1067-1069, 1973.Crossref 4. Weiss W: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 5. Boston DW: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 6. Allen HB: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 7. Ludin EN: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788, 1973.Crossref 8. Daniell HW: Smoker's wrinkles, LETTERS . JAMA 226:788-789, 1973.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1975

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