Smoking affects every aspect of your health and your body. If you smoke, you need to quit – but that is not new information. Perhaps understanding how smoking is ruining the appearance of your face will be an incentive to help you kick the habit once and for all.
Almost everyone desires to look good and to look as young as possible. Avoiding overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays, drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, and maintaining a healthy diet are great ways to help you look your best. But if you smoke, you can do everything else “right” and still add ages to your appearance.
As a plastic surgeon who concentrates on helping patients find their optimal facial appearance, Dr. Khosh wants all patients to know that smoking accelerates aging. People who smoke almost 100% of the time look years older than their peers who do not smoke. The use of nicotine hampers the blood flow to the skin tissues, draining it of its essential nutrients and oxygen and accelerating the aging process.
Smoking cigarettes, cigars, or whatever no doubt causes tooth discoloration and stains. A dull smile detracts from a person’s appearance, making them look years older than they really are.
Perhaps an unexpected effect of smoking that affects your appearance is nighttime nicotine withdrawal. If you smoke and are constantly feeling unrested even after a full night’s rest, it is likely that your body is tossing and turning while you sleep as it fights off eight hours of withdrawal from nicotine. When you do not get a good night’s sleep, it shows on your face.
If you are going to invest your time and money into facial plastic surgery and you are a smoker – you are simply throwing your money away. Any benefits of plastic surgery will be undermined and undone if you continue to smoke. Dr. Khosh encourages all patients to kick the nicotine habit before they commit to undergoing plastic surgery in order to see and enjoy the best results.