A member asked:

People say that smoking causes wrinkles around your lips. people suck on drinking straws in the same way. wont that cause wrinkles as well?

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

No. The problem with smoking is that your blood cells get all blocked with carbon monoxide and the tissues get less oxygen so that if there is aging trauma to the muscles around the mouth then there is little healing there. It is all about carbon monoxide and lack of oxygen in the scenario of a smoker.

Answered Oct 13, 2017



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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Smoking decreases the oxygen your blood carries and has at least 40 toxins that bathe your tissues from the inside. Hence, the skin that requires nutrition and oxygen is not getting what it requires to be healthy. The combination of this and pursing your lips ,on the cigarette, adds to wrinkles of the mouth.

Answered Oct 13, 2017



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