Over the last couple of years, “Face Gyms” emerged as the latest new trend.
Why? It’s not an entirely new fad, and celebrities have been touting the benefits of fitness for your face for decades. In fact, in the 50s and 60s, Jack Lallane released a series of videos promoting face exercises.
Videos like Jack’s promise that you can firm up the muscles in your face by exercise, getting rid of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Face gyms present themselves as an effective alternative to traditional cosmetic treatments. It sounds too good to be true, but do these claims hold up?
Do Face Exercises Actually Work?
Generally, no. Doing face stretching and clenching exercises can strengthen muscles somewhat, but the results are subtle. Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, face stretches can even have the opposite effect.
Weight loss is the only effective non-surgical way to noticeably reduce fat in the face. This is best achieved through a mix of healthy dieting and full-body (not just face) exercises.
Wrinkles are particularly ill-suited for face exercises.
Instead of tightening the skin they stretch it, potentially worsening the wrinkling. Stretching is the opposite of how facial muscle relaxers work. Botox and Dysport injections freeze muscles, leading to atrophy, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Jaw exercises, like clenches, can produce a minor benefit in building up the jawline. The effects of this are typically negligible.
In fact, following a healthy diet with fewer inflammatory foods (ex. sugar & alcohol) has a more significant impact on the appearance of your jawline.
Cosmetic Treatments for Firming & Toning Your Face
Face exercises simply aren’t a practical way to firm and tone your face. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective options available. Diet and exercise are, of course, a tried and true technique, but when combined with cosmetic treatments, results are faster and more noticeable.
Stimulate Collagen Production
Collagen keeps our skin looking youthful and healthy, but by age 25, our body starts producing less. Cosmetic treatments, like laser resurfacing and Forma, help stimulate collagen production. This makes the skin more elastic, reducing wrinkles and sagging in the face.
Facial implants are an effective way to redefine your facial features, with an attractive, yet natural appearance. Implants surgery can be done in conjunction with other facial surgeries, and typically heals within one week.
A chin implant can drastically change your appearance and is especially popular among men who desire a more masculine jawline.
A facelift, whether surgical or liquid, is an effective way to reduce sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. A liquid, or injectable, facelift is most effective for minor wrinkling or sagging, and is a temporary solution. A traditional facelift is a permanent solution, although it requires cosmetic surgery.
Fillers & Muscle Relaxers
Dermal fillers and facial muscle relaxers are non-surgical treatments for, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. These FDA-approved injections are placed as needed to firm, tone, and fill out the face as desired. Under the guidance of an experienced plastic surgeon, these injections provide magnificent, natural-looking results that last for months at a time.
CoolSculpting is an ideal option for targeting stubborn pockets of fat, such as a double chin. Another non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting is a precision way to target and remove fat. It is especially effective when used in conjunction with healthy diet and exercise. If you’re already on your way to a healthy lifestyle, CoolSculpting can jumpstart your journey with amazing results!
Cosmetic Face Treatments in Newmarket
For sagging skin, wrinkle reduction, and other common signs of aging, PSSClinic is Nemarkets best medspa for cosmetic treatments. Our team of experts and on-site plastic surgeons ensure that your care is suited to your body, safety, and desires.
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