Sadly, facial aging is an unavoidable part of life. How early in life it begins and how significantly it impacts your appearance depend on numerous factors. There are many variables that contribute to facial aging. Some of the more significant may be genetics, exposure to the sun, and smoking.
Research conducted on 79 sets of identical twins from 2007 to 2010 compared the impact of smoking on their appearance. Plastic surgeons involved in the study were asked to compare facial aging in photographs without any information about their smoking habits. Overall, they identified the smoker as having more facial wrinkles, sagging of the upper eyelids, and bigger bags under the eyes.
The good news is that there are several treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, to reverse this damage. Dr. Sandy Sule is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is well trained in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. His expertise and treatment options can help in turning back the clock on facial aging. Contact his Dallas office for a consultation.