Smoking and Facial Appearance - There is no doubt that smoking is bad for your skin. It accelerates skin ageing and combined with the damaging effects of sun exposure, can make you look older than you are. Smoking contributes and accelerates the ageing process by damaging the structures that deliver skin elasticity and support. - procedures,facial,plastic,surgery,face,lift,lip,back,treatments,anti,wrinkle,treatment,breast,male,wrinkles,excessive,sweating,lines,hands,skin,botox,dysport,juvederm,restylane

Adelaide Plastic Surgery Associates (APSA)

Smoking and Facial Appearance

There is no doubt that smoking is bad for your skin. It accelerates skin ageing and combined with the damaging effects of sun exposure, can make you look older than you are. Smoking contributes and accelerates the ageing process by damaging the structures that deliver skin elasticity and support.

It is particularly associated with wrinkling, acne-like changes and drooping of the face over time. Tobacco smoke can also give skin an unhealthy colour and coarse texture.


The more cigarettes you smoke, the more likely wrinkles will occur. In fact, the signs of early wrinkling are visible under a microscope in smokers as young as 20. Particularly noticeable are wrinkles that form around the mouth. The action of regular pursed lips creates deep vertical lip lines around the mouth border known as ‘smoker’s lines’.

Never smoking or giving up smoking greatly improves your general health and skin health. When you give up smoking you don’t have to keep the lines! If you would like to ‘quit’ a few wrinkles, discuss the treatment possibilities with your clinician.
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