11 January 2018

Instead of plastic surgery

Doctors have found a cheap and safe way to rejuvenate the face

RIA News

Dermatologists from Northwestern University in Illinois (USA) have found a way to rejuvenate the face without the help of expensive cosmetics and plastic surgeons. To do this, it is enough to do mimic gymnastics for half an hour a day. The researchers' work is published in the journal JAMA Dermatology (Alam et al., Association of Facial Exercise With the Appearance of Aging).

Specialists have compiled a 20-week program of "facial exercises". Together with the instructors, 16 women aged 40 to 65 years mastered a set of 32 mimic exercises. For the next 20 weeks, the study participants trained their facial muscles at home for half an hour a day.

The changes were recorded in photographs before, during and after the experiment. Dermatologists who knew nothing about the study estimated the average age of these women at 50.8 years based on the first images. Analyzing the latest photos, the reviewers changed the rating to 48.1 years.

The results were encouraging for scientists, despite the fact that the study was of a trial nature and its results require testing on a larger group of participants.

"If the results are confirmed, we will get an inexpensive and safe way of rejuvenation. <...> Subcutaneous muscles, becoming larger, make the skin elastic and give the face a more voluminous shape," said the study's lead author Murad Alam (in a press release Facial exercises help middle–aged women appear more youthful - VM).

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