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Do facial exercises cause wrinkles?

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Dr. Barry Cohen answered

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Not usually: Excess face animation can strengthen muscles and can lead to deeper lines where muscles contract.

Answered 9/11/2013

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Dr. Eric O'Neill answered

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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!

Answered 5/14/2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

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.

Answered 1/6/2014

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

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.

Answered 11/22/2014

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Dr. David Sherris answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Yes: Don't do them for cosmetic purposes!

Answered 3/21/2015

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