Smoker’s Lines

People who smoke expose their skin to toxins that accelerate the aging of their skin.  And the repeat pocking to inhale can cause deep lines around the lips.  Frequent squinting to avoid getting smoke in one’s eyes can cause noticeable crow’s feet. Smoke effects the flexibility of skin leading to wrinkles and a leathery texture – and the damage it does inside is even worse.

Smoking activates the genes responsible for skin enzyme that breaks down existing collagen and also slows down the production of new collagen, causing your skin to lose its elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles.

The nicotine causes the blood vessels in your skin to become narrower which lessens the blood flow to your skin, depriving it of oxygen and important nutrients, such as Vitamin A.  Cigarettes also rob your skin of Vitamin C and no matter how much to take in as a supplement, you can not absorb enough to replenish what is lost.

Smoker’s Lines can be treated with a number of treatments including Botox.

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