Ageing effects of smoking can be reversed cosmetically, advises surgeon

Hand putting out cigarette in ashtraySmoking leaves people with more facial wrinkles and creases, and adds to their propensity for developing other earlier signs of age in their face, according to a Californian facial Cosmetic Surgery specialist. Dr Timothy R Miller says that he is seeing increasing numbers of patients who want to rid themselves of these signs, which are mainly concentrated in the parts of the face below the forehead and upper eyes. "It's widely known that the toxins in tobacco disrupt the flow of oxygen through the blood vessels," Dr Miller says. "This can really affect a person's complexion causing a dull, sallow appearance along with premature skin laxity and wrinkles."Yet, he believes there is hope that those who decide to quit smoking can, to some degree, reverse the damage caused. "It's amazing how much cosmetic damage can be prevented by reducing your lifetime tobacco use by five years," Dr Miller says. He further suggests an even more dramatic turnaround can be achieved with the use of Dermal Fillers, he suggests, and these procedures are gaining popularity, especially when administered by a qualified and experienced Cosmetic Nurse. With fillers offering minimal recovery time, it adds to their popularity as a feasible anti-ageing solution among smokers.