Derm Topics

Patient Buzz Series: Anti-Wrinkle Straws

Beverage tumblers with straws are popular on TikTok, and now some social media influencers are claiming using straws will cause wrinkles. These influencers are promoting bendy “anti-wrinkle” straws to people who are especially concerned about fine lines and wrinkles in the perioral area. While dermatologists point out that repeated use of straws will cause wrinkles over time, they also remind the public that there are many causes of wrinkles, such as smoking, sun exposure and genetics.

Your patients may ask about anti-wrinkle straws or other popular dermatology topics. Be prepared by checking out this list of skin, hair and nail articles in the consumer press:

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