Do facial exercises help with facial wrinkles?

swrinkles and manniquin lines

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Do facial exercises help withi facial wrinknles?

Unfortunately the only effect facial exercise has on facial wrinkles is to make the wrinkles worse! Botox works to alleviate wrinkles because it stops the muscle from contracting and creating the wrinkle in the overlying skin. The more movement you have, the worse the wrinkle. Stick with crunches instead :) Good luck, Dr. M


Annapolis General Surgeon
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Facial exercises and wrinkles

I find that facial exercises can make wrinkles worse by activating them and causing movement that stimulates wrinkles.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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