Smoking has an impact on your body in many different ways. While many people automatically associate smoking with poor lung function, breathing difficulties and even lung cancer, it can also harm your appearance and your face. Dr. Kevin Sadati has found that Orange County patients who smoked in the past or continue to smoke today have more wrinkles on their face than people who were not smokers. However, people who have developed wrinkles as a result of smoking should not feel down or frustrated. Dr. Kevin Sadati can perform a facelift procedure in order to improve their appearance, but Newport Beach patients must be committed to quitting smoking prior to the operation and not starting back up after the recovery.
Why Does Smoking Damage My Skin?
Smoke from cigarettes is one of the leading causes of skin damage on a person’s face, second only to sun damage and over exposure to the elements. One of the reasons that smoking is so damaging to the skin is that the chemicals in cigarettes prevent the body from properly absorbing important vitamins and minerals. In particular, it interferes with the absorption of Vitamins A and C, which are critical to protecting your skin. In addition, Nicotine can make your body dehydrated which leaves your skin dry and flaky and forces your skin to become thin. Thin skin is prone to early wrinkles and damage, as it is not strong. Every time your purse your lips to smoke a cigarette, you are forming unnatural lines and wrinkles on your face.
Are There Natural Ways to Improve the Damage to My Skin Caused by Smoking?
There are some natural techniques that you can use in order to repair the damage caused by smoking. To start, you should quit smoking as soon as possible. Enjoy a well-balanced diet on a regular basis, and also start up an exercise routine. The exercise will help blood flow to your face. Take Vitamins A and C supplements.
What Impact Does the Facelift Procedure Have?
The facelift procedure will eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles that were caused by smoking throughout the years. During this operation, Dr. Kevin Sadati will remove excess skin as well as tighten the muscles in the face in order to provide you with long-term results. Note that you must quit smoking prior to the facelift, and continue to refrain from smoking after the fact. This is the only way to ensure successful results.
In short, smoking has many adverse impacts on a person’s health. Whether you started smoking in high school and haven’t kicked the habit, or you picked up smoking as a way to manage your stress during your adulthood, the time to quit is now. Dr. Kevin Sadati can help you develop a plan to improve your appearance, one that is designed specifically to meet your needs. To find out more information about your cosmetic treatment options, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.