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How does smoking affect your lips?

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Dr. Daniel Behroozan
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Badly

Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1.
The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines around the mouth. 2. More importantly, smoking can lead to elastic fiber and collagen degeneration in the skin, which as a result, can lead to sagging and wrinkling of the perioral skin.

In brief: Badly

Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1.
The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines around the mouth. 2. More importantly, smoking can lead to elastic fiber and collagen degeneration in the skin, which as a result, can lead to sagging and wrinkling of the perioral skin.
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Recent studies have reported an increase in non-melanoma skin cancers in people who smoke!
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dries and ages them

The lips are basically composed of the same tissue as the rest of your skin, at least on the surface, and smoking's effects on reducing skin elasticity and causing premature aging and wrinkling are seen in the lips as well.
There also may be darkening of the lips. There is every reason to stop smoking, even just for your ego and to look and feel better. Stopping will help u live longer/healthier.

In brief: Dries and ages them

The lips are basically composed of the same tissue as the rest of your skin, at least on the surface, and smoking's effects on reducing skin elasticity and causing premature aging and wrinkling are seen in the lips as well.
There also may be darkening of the lips. There is every reason to stop smoking, even just for your ego and to look and feel better. Stopping will help u live longer/healthier.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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