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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.

FAQ:

Facial exercises

Facial exercises do nothing good for your face.

When you exercise muscles, you move them, but it's the movement of those muscles that caused your wrinkles in the first place.  Squinting for decades causes crow's feet.  Scowling for decades causes those vertical lines between your eyebrows.  Raising your eyebrows causes the horizontal lines in your forehead.  If you exercise those facial muscles, you'll just make your facial lines worse.

Many of the wrinkles are caused by changes in the skin: loss of elasticity, thinning of the skin, the changes of sun damage.  Those changes have nothing to do with muscle function; they are caused by time, heredity, and sun exposure.

"Toning" the facial muscles won't help, and facial exercises don't "tone" the facial muscles, anyway.  No amount of exercise will tighten your neck.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.  But while I'm at it, electrical stimulation, acupressure, and magnets also will not rejuvenate your face.


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