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“Face yoga”: A new way to firm up your skin, or total myth?Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists

Could 'face yoga' help you get your desired look?

“Face yoga”: A new way to firm up your skin, or total myth?

Not everyone was blessed with high or prominent cheekbones, but that doesn't mean you can'tmaximize their effect. Some people believe that doing a few exercisescould help you get firm skin and beautiful facial structure, though experts agree these techniques simply don't work.

According to, "facial yoga" offers a workout for your face and will help you achieve younger, firmer cheeks. These exercises include jaw stretches, scrunching your nose and "cheek push-ups." The concept is that these exercises can strengthen your cheek and jaw muscles and help you get a toned, firm look across your face. However, according to Dr. James Marotta, the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, they can actually create more wrinkles, rather than eliminate them.

"Moving facial muscles repetitively over time makes more wear and tear on the face, creating, not eliminating, wrinkles," Dr. Marotta notes. "There is no benefit to strengthening facial muscles."

This could leave anyone attempting to perform these exercises for a facelift-like benefit worse off than they were before. It's better to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon on what options are available to get the look you've always wanted.

Of course, there are ways to achieve the desired effects. Anti-aging solutions, such as Botox, fat injections and skin rejuvenation treatments can firm up your skin and even out skin tone for a smoother appearance. If you want to get the look you've always desired, contact Marotta Aesthetics & Laser for more information on the non-surgical facelift options we provide. Dr. James Marotta's expertise can help you enhance your appearance quickly, and with minimal recovery time needed.

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