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FRAZAO, Yasmin  e  MANZI, Silvia Bertacci. Effectiveness of speech therapy intervention for mitigating facial aging. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.4, pp.755-762.  Epub 19-Nov-2010. ISSN 1982-0216.

BACKGROUND: effectiveness of Speech Therapy Intervention in facial aesthetics. PROCEDURES: this effectiveness was evaluated through photographic analysis and clinical descriptions of three clinical cases concerning female clients with facial aesthetics complaints, who underwent the Speech Therapy Intervention - aesthetic treatment. An initial interview was carried out and assessments of both stomatognathic functions and muscle movements during speech were obtained. Photographic and video documentation on the client's facial features were made. Based on this evaluation and the client's demands, we set out therapeutic targets. In each case, a specific individualized clinical proposal was offered considering the muscular synergy and also the presence or absence of skin flaccidity. Muscular exercises and massages on the face were carried through during twelve 50-minutes sessions. The clients were asked to maintain a customized routine of these procedures at home on a daily basis. RESULTS: after Speech Therapy Treatment, the signs of aging were noticeably mitigated. The results were successful by meeting the clients' expectations, and in addition, all clients reported being satisfied with the treatment. CONCLUSION: Speech Therapy Treatment's effectiveness was noticed through photographic and video documentation as the result of applying an individualized clinical proposal, specific for the orofacial motricity area, through an aesthetic emphasized focus.

Palavras-chave : Speech Therapy; Esthetics; Rejuvenation.

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