Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospital, Cleveland identified components of facial aging secondary to smoking. The study was done on 79 pairs of twins, in which only one twin smoked or one twin smoked five years longer than the other twin.
The twins who smoked had statistically significant looser upper lid skin, lower lid bags, malar bags (in the cheek region), deeper nasolabial folds, upper lid wrinkles, lower lip wrinkles and jowls.
Hyper pigmentation of lower lids and malar bags are very common features in a smoker’s face.
This study finally confirmed in a scientific manner aging changes as a result of smoking.
Our recommendation to all of you if you want to maintain a youthful appearance and stay healthy STOP SMOKING!
Dr. Tchelebi-Moscatello is a board-certified radiation oncologist and medical aesthetics specialist with a focus on cosmetic services. She studied medical aesthetics in Paris, France, and continues to stay updated with the latest aesthetic techniques under leaders in the field to provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results. Along with being a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Medical Aesthetics, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Mesotherapy, Dr. Tchelebi-Moscatello is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.