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A recent study of twins illustrates how smoking ages the face.

Smokers are likely to get bags under their eyes and wrinkles around their lips earlier than non-smokers, according to a new study of identical twins.

Judges who didn’t know which twin smoked said the smoker looked older 57 percent of the time. That pattern held when both twins were smokers but one had smoked for many years longer than the other.

“Smoking makes you look old. That’s all there is to it,” Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi said.

“At Yolo the most common complaint we hear related to smoking is lip lines and overall dullness of the skin. We have a variety of methods to treat this concerns depending on the individual. Most commonly we use a Fractional CO2 treatment, states Nikki Rasmussen, RN and aesthetic laser specialist.” We begin each consultation listening to the client’s concerns and then formulate a plan to address those concerns.

Some practices commonly inject Botox above the lip to treat smoker’s lines. We prefer other methods, as Botox in the upper lip is very temporary and doesn’t address the long term concerns.

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