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by Tom Hagerty
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Have I reached a plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Have I reached a plateau?

I like the "youth jump" concept. Just keep doing constructive things and one day when you look into a mirror you'll like what you see. Good results just "sneak up." Nonie, your second paragraph is a perfect example of what happens. That "interconnected" theme is especia...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Have I reached a plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Have I reached a plateau?

I looked at the six photos you sent me. You have no signs of platysmal banding. Platysmal banding is caused by lack of muscle tone in the platysmal muscle at the front of the neck. I don't think that facial exercise can get rid of this. But the exercise for this muscle at the front of the neck can k...
by Tom Hagerty
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Have I reached a plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Have I reached a plateau?

Peta Prior is on my Links page because she is an excellent teacher of facial exercise. Her exercise program will tone-up facial muscles and keep the face looking young. I like her style. You noticed improvement of your cheeks and mid-face in the first three months of doing Peta's program. But in the...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Scalp Exercise Questions and Jowls question
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: Scalp Exercise Questions and Jowls question

It's hard to tell if you are doing the scalp exercise right from your description. The alternating contraction of the frontalis muscles at the front of the head and the occipitalis muscles at the back of the head should be smooth: the contraction of one muscle should relax the contraction of the oth...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Scalp Exercise Questions and Jowls question
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: Scalp Exercise Questions and Jowls question

I'm going to write a two part piece tomorrow. The first part will be about the scalp exercise. I think what I have to say will help you with this exercise. The second part will be about that little indentation next to your lip.

I'm glad you included a large photo. That really helps.
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Cheek exercise
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Cheek exercise

The cheek exercise is straightforward. There are no tricks to getting it right. But it takes some time in front of the mirror doing it before it all falls into place - before you get into a groove. There is no need to rush things. The temporo-mandibular-joint is strong. It won't give out on you. Try...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: How many, how often?
Replies: 3
Views: 4173

Re: How many, how often?

You wrote, " I also can't yet do the combination of raising the forehead and then contracting the scalp..." I don't know what you mean. The scalp never contracts. You contract the frontalis muscles, then you contract the occipitalis muscles. When you do this alternating contraction of the ...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: How many, how often?
Replies: 3
Views: 4173

Re: How many, how often?

Happy New Year to you too, Epona. I often make suggestions about repetitions and sets on my website. People when they start a program want some guidance. But after you work with a program for a period of time you establish your own schedule of reps and sets. You know what feels good, but don't do to...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Potential reasons for the efficiency of the scalp exercise 
Replies: 7
Views: 6718

Re: Potential reasons for the efficiency of the scalp exercise 

Skin layers.jpg Fred, you said that muscle doesn't cover the top of the scalp. That of course is true. But there is still blood flow in the crown area. Look at this drawing of the skin. You'll see in the subcutaneous layer (beneath the epidermis and the dermis) there are capillaries. My unscientifi...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Facial Exercises
Topic: Potential reasons for the efficiency of the scalp exercise 
Replies: 7
Views: 6718

Re: Potential reasons for the efficiency of the scalp exercise 

I was not aware of https://perfecthairhealth.com It's a valuable website, full of solid information written by someone who has studied in depth many aspects of hair growth and hair loss. I like Robert English's use of "perimeter muscles." It's a lot more user-friendly than occipitalis and ...