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How To Strengthen Facial Muscles
Grin!: Grinning and other facial muscle movements will tone the facial muscles. But what you are describing may be constitutional! ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Please clarify: Nerves cannot be "strengthened." Please repost with an explanation of how and why you consider your facial muscles to be weak. ...Read more
Goal?: What are you goals? I don't know of any specific things to "strengthen facial muscles and nerves". Is there an underlying medical problem? ...Read more
Electricity: 30's person queries how to build facial muscle. This is done by month/years of facial muscle contractions associated with forced facial grimaces of all sorts. If performed for years, then a more youthful visage can be obtained. Muscle contractions evoked by voluntary forced muscle contractions effect muscle tone. Use the mirror as a biofeedback device. As they say, "use it or lose it". ...Read more
Facial muscles: The facial muscles are innervated by cranial nerves that eminate from the brain and control the movements. Although these nerves may remain intact after decapitation, without a blood supply, the brain cannot function. ...Read more
20yr. M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk? Noticable difference. What should I do? What are possible explanation?
See Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon for examination of facial structures. Bring photos from earlier years. At 21, you may still have some growth going on and things may have changed. Also may have facial muscle clenching / twitching, etc. Habit which has redeveloped the muscles in a different presentation. Good Luck. ...Read more
Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Definition: Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic surgeon for best treatment. ...Read more
Is there any way I can build the muscles in my cheeks (facial muscles)? I have a flat skinny face. If I gain weight it ever fills up my face.
I can move all facial muscles, but when I smile one side either doesn't smile as much or one side smiles too much. My cheek puffs up more on one side.
We're all a bit off: But your family doc, or a referral to a neurologist, can tell you if what you mention is a treatable situation. Be careful because some folks have a condition called body dysmorphic disorder. They find flaws w/body parts. If it turns out that this is your case, a therapist can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Reduce stress: I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss. ...Read more
What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more
Yes: Problems with your TMJ may often be multifactorial and involve the muscles of mastication through clenching, grinding, or other abnormal movements. TMJ pain may come and go, often increased when one is under stress. Clench, grinding, or posturing ones jaw in a certain way could strain facial muscles. Try relaxing the mind and jaw, using warm compress, and even anti inflammatories if safe for you. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Low mag means a true deficiency or relative.
Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet.
Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more
Definition: Spasm of the muscles of the face. ...Read more