Why Quit Smoking Before Your Laser Procedure

There’s no escaping the fact that smoking does no good to your body from increasing your risk of developing respiratory illnesses to accelerating the signs of aging. Here at our Mentor laser cosmetics practice, we also emphasize how smoking can negatively affect the outcomes of laser procedures.

If you’ve been smoking for a while now, read on below to learn why you should kick the habit once and for all before deciding to have one of our laser procedures.

Delayed Healing

By and large, smoking reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to your cells and tissues. This has to do with the nicotine in cigarettes which tend to constrict the blood vessels thus inhibiting their ability to deliver oxygenated blood to the rest of your body. When there’s not enough oxygen after you undergo laser procedure, whether it’s laser skin resurfacing or tattoo removal, delayed wound healing is a common consequence.

In addition to delayed healing, other possible outcomes due to insufficient supply of oxygen include increased risk of scarring and infection, and longer recovery periods.

If you’re having a hard time quitting smoking before your laser procedure, the Northcoast Laser Cosmetics team would like to help you out. Get in touch with us for a personal consultation! Call us at 440.639.3223 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!