While working out may be great for the heart and body, it can actually have drawbacks for the face if you are over the age of 35. It can lead to a concern known as Gym Face.
Gym Face is when regular cardiovascular exercise causes weight loss in the face, as well as in the body. A loss of facial volume is likely to leave you looking prematurely aged, with the cheeks the most vulnerable. Fine lines and wrinkles can also appear more pronounced, and your facial contours less defined.
Lines and wrinkles can be caused by doing exercise that is physically challenging—the facial expressions that you pull while doing the exercise can cause more pronounced wrinkles.
These can be both ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ in nature and it’s the ‘dynamic’ ones that are caused by our facial movements (think smile lines, laughter lines, smoker’s lines, frown lines).
Gym Face is very common and affects fitness enthusiasts between the ages of 35 and 60, as the natural production of collagen and elastin begins to slow, and facial muscles gradually weaken. Fortunately, there are many effective, non-surgical ways you can plump out the face again and achieve a subtle lift. Dermal fillers and thread lifts are two such treatments you may wish to consider. During your consultation our doctor will be able to advise you on the best possible solutions for you.