When we talk about smoking all we can think about is in the negative. Nothing about smoking is good. It is not a secrete everybody is aware of the dangers of smoking. The manufacturers are aware that their products are not healthy for consumption, the various governments and authorities are not left out. But the revenue accruing from the deadliest product won’t just let this unhealthy commodity be listed under the illicit drugs. I ask why spend heavily on the medication of illness associated with smoking when burning it from the list of consumable goods would help prevent such health issues? Is there anything valuable more than good health? This is what the authorities are insinuating. The effects and causes of smoking wrinkles is what we want to discuss in this article. We are aware that there are several effects of smoking, but for the purpose of this article, we are going to narrow it down to understanding the effects and causes of smoking wrinkles. We are privileged to have doctor Dalal Akoury a multidimensional professional in addiction, beauty and skin care, weight loss and healthy living among many other disciplines. She will be giving us certain insight about smoking cigarettes which is not just harmful to the skin but also very addictive and not easy to stop.
Being addictive as it is there are many health concerns that are associated with smoking, however in the society we leave in today one risk many people may not be keen a bout is the development of smoking wrinkles. Ideally people often associate these wrinkles with lines that form around the mouth, yet smoking is known to cause wrinkles around the entire face and even to the whole body as well. This is because smoking wrinkles are caused by a number of factors; not just the squeezing of the lips to breathe in smoke from a cigarette. Doctor Akoury says that smoking wrinkles can be prevented by quitting the unhealthy habit if you’re already in it, however but it’s important to understand the facts behind formation, effects and causes of smoking wrinkles. Why we need to know this is because unlike wrinkles caused by aging skin, the moment smoking wrinkles sets in, eliminating them can be very difficult if not impossible. This becomes harder to treat because the content of tobacco smoke (chemicals contained in tobacco smoke) can cause irreversible damage to skin tissue on a cellular level. That is why talking to doctor Akoury on the best way to handle this situation would be very important. You can schedule for an appointment with her today and your skin health will never be the same again.
Much as smoking is known to form several wrinkles that damage the skin, the most evident one is that which is formed around the eyes. This is formed from the consistent rhythmic expressions made while smoking. Such expressions causes the collagen to weaken in the affected areas resulting in skin sagging. Remember that collagen is the natural protein in your skin enabling the skin to keeps it elasticity and firmness, however as age catches with you, the production of collagen reduces which then result in the formation of wrinkles.
When you smoke you create repetitive creasing motions to inhale the smoke, in the process creases begin to form around your mouth and under your nose gradually and invisibly at the beginning, just in the same way wrinkles develops when you’re constantly exposed to the scorching sun. It is important to note that while these wrinkles form over time, the effects and causes of smoking wrinkles begin to appear at a more rapid pace than crow’s feet and other types of wrinkles because of the toxins that contained in cigarettes. Chemicals like benzene and carbon monoxide deplete skin cells of essential nutrients, and constrict blood vessels in the skin. Doctor Akoury says that besides what you already know, toxins in cigarette smoke also deplete the skin of vital moisture which makes it drier and more prone to premature aging. Smoking wrinkles usually deepen quickly once they are formed, giving the skin around the mouth a puckered, saggy appearance. Now that you know where to get help from, why allow saggy appearance on your face? Be on the safe side of life and schedule for that appointment with the experts (Dr. Akoury) today.
If you have already quit smoking and want to reverse the skin damage caused by wrinkles from smoking, you can begin with a glycolic acid peel that will remove dead and discolored skin cells from the surface of your face and rehydrate parched skin. These peels contain alpha hydroxy acids and vitamins such as vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin A, (retinol) which stimulates cell turnover and boosts the development of new collagen.
- Another option for smoothing out smoking wrinkles is to invest in injectable fillers such as Botox.
- These fillers are injected just under the wrinkles and work in two ways: they either deaden the nerve connection to the muscles, which prevents muscular contractions that cause the wrinkles.
- If you are not certain which treatment for smoking wrinkles will work best for your skin type and tone, consult doctor Akoury or your dermatologist.
Finally like in any other effective treatment that offers lasting solutions for smoking wrinkles, ordinarily there will be some side effects which can crop up in the process of treatment. For instance skin discoloration, redness, and peeling can occur with glycolic acid peels, and injectable fillers and Botox are likely to cause pain and redness at the point of injection site. This though a side effect, it may not last for long probably a couple of. It is however advisable that when you experience any severe side effects from treating smoking wrinkles, consult immediately with the professionals for immediate solution. And like we have stated, if you want immediate and lasting solutions then the home of experts (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) is the place to be.