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Smoking effects on collagen

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Hi everyone, hope all are having a good day today. 

I'm a smoker and yes, I'm aware that smoking does affect your collagen synthesis. I have already done 3 sessions of chemical peel and 3 sessions of fractional CO2 laser. I have a question that's bothering me and I would like to seek all of your advice on this. 

Each time I smoke, I feel that my scars are indented again although I have already done chemical peeling and lasers. So, does smoking actually make your scars indent again after laser or is it just me having psychological effects? 


Thank you you all and I hope to receive answers 

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I don't know details bit I do know that smokers have thin, very lined and wrinkled skin way ahead of non smokers. Smoking ages you and dries you out. The best answer is quit! But you already know that :)

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On 27 June 2016 at 0:30 AM, snarkygirl said:

I don't know details bit I do know that smokers have thin, very lined and wrinkled skin way ahead of non smokers. Smoking ages you and dries you out. The best answer is quit! But you already know that :)

On 26 June 2016 at 10:34 PM, li4o said:

Hi everyone, hope all are having a good day today. 

I'm a smoker and yes, I'm aware that smoking does affect your collagen synthesis. I have already done 3 sessions of chemical peel and 3 sessions of fractional CO2 laser. I have a question that's bothering me and I would like to seek all of your advice on this. 

Each time I smoke, I feel that my scars are indented again although I have already done chemical peeling and lasers. So, does smoking actually make your scars indent again after laser or is it just me having psychological effects? 


Thank you you all and I hope to receive answers 

Does smoking deepen scars again? Answers please :(

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IDK...but my guess is, absolutely. I'll see if I can find info on it.

Edit: here's some proof. These mention smoking lowers the skins ability to produce collagen, deprive skin of antioxidants and ability to heal, and sap moisture out of the inner layers of the skin which in turn will cause any indentations or scars to magnify. 

http://www.askwomennet.com/awn/beauty/smoking-affects-collagen

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11966688

http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-ways-
smoking-affects-looks#


https://www.sharecare.com/health/impact-nicotine-addiction-on-body/how-smoking-affects-facial-skin

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