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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do facial exercises cause wrinkles?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Cohen
36 years experience
Not usually: Excess face animation can strengthen muscles and can lead to deeper lines where muscles contract.
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Dr. Eric O'Neill
37 years experience
Yes and no: Routine facial movement is more likely the cause of any wrinkles you may have, but if you are purposefully making, or accentuating wrinkles, then of course exercise may make them worse!
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Contribute: Like an accordion, the more times you move the skin the greater the fracture of elastic tissues and potential for lines and wrinkles. Having a pleasant demeanor that lifts with smiling vs frowning will assist in a more pleasant face. But in general facial exercise may feel good but will not cause deep wrinkles. So, smile it looks much better. www.artoplasticsurgey.com.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Interesting question: Yes they probably will. That is why we use Botox to weaken muscles and soften wrinkles. However ozone feel that facial muscle exercises will build sufficient bulk to restore facial or neck volume and fullness. So......it has food and bad effects.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Don't do them for cosmetic purposes!
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