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SILVA, Nayara Lana e; VIEIRA, Vivianne Silva  and  MOTTA, Andréa Rodrigues. Efficacy of two techniques of speech-language pathologists of facial esthetic in the orbicular oculi muscle: a pilot study. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.4, pp.571-578.  Epub Aug 20, 2010. ISSN 1516-1846.

PURPOSE: to compare the efficacy of two techniques speech-language pathologists used in the orbicular oculi muscle. METHODS: we conducted a pilot study with four patients, aged between 40 and 51 years. They were submitted to a myofunctional exercise in the left hemiface and to a massage in the right hemiface for a period of 20 days. Data collection was performed followed by historical protocols, then evaluation and review applied by dermatologist and plastic surgeon and by photos evaluation made by 10 speech therapist specializing in orofacial myology. RESULTS: it revealed that there were no differences on the results related to the techniques used during the treatment. In accordance with the dermatologist and plastic surgeon all the patients improved. For the dermatologist the patient 2 had a better improvement while for the plastic surgeon it was the patient 4. According to the speech therapist, all the patients had improved; however, the patient 1 showed the best result in left hemiface and the others maintained the balance between the two hemifaces. CONCLUSION: in accordance with this research, we concluded that in the sample studied there were a significant improvement in the expressions wrinkles of the orbicular oculi muscle without different results between the two techniques studied.

Keywords : Face; Esthetics; Eye; Skin Aging; Speech Therapy.

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