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Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby mamads » Sun May 01, 2011 8:41 am

Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles on your and is it just that I am getting old?
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Postby jrinker » Sun May 01, 2011 12:00 pm

Probably a little of both! :lol:

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Postby Bons » Sun May 01, 2011 4:17 pm

I'm thinking of getting tatoos along my lines. They stay with me until around noon now that my skin is getting middle-aged and losing its elasticity.

I'm told that strap covers would help by padding the edges of the headgear, but I hate the idea of wrapping anything more around my head every night....
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Postby mamads » Sun May 01, 2011 8:42 pm

The marks are more the shape of the mask than the straps leaving those lovely wrinkles, oh well, guess it's just part of getting old :lol:
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Postby Bons » Sun May 01, 2011 9:59 pm

My mask marks get blended in with the jowl lines (think "Howdy Doody") that were there before starting ASV anyway :oops: It's the headgear lines that make people ask me if I got scratched or something.
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Postby jasacke » Mon May 02, 2011 9:46 am

Make sure your mask is fitting properly. You want the straps tight, but not too tight. Its a delicate balancegetting it just right. If you have a full face mask, the soft liner needs to be changed when it starts getting old.

I do much of my face care in the morning, starting with a warm (not hot) moist handtowel to open up the pores. It also fades the mask marks. I end with a moisturizer and sunscreen. keep in mind that the sun, smoking, too agressive cleansing, are all top enemies of your hide.
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby cxtforme » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:04 pm

I'm noticing the same thing.. Not sure if mask is to tight or what it is.. I know I'm not liking the wrinkles or the red marks that last forever!!! :cry:
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby mamads » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks, all, I'm sure glad I'm not the only one :lol: .
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby mamads » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:36 pm

I also think my sleep mask affects my sinus problems and makes them worse. Does it affect any of you? What do you do about it?
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby pachyderms nose » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:14 pm

I seem to be having less sinus problems with cpap but I'm running my humidifier at 4.5 and I use a saline nasal spray (I really spray it until it almost srarts running down my throat) half an hour or so before bed. That seems to keep my sinus' clear and pain free.
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby Steve_H » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:59 pm

The answer to that is YES YES YES. Do I hate having wrinkles from my mask ? Yes Would I give up my CPAP? No
I had a guy come up to me and tell me that I use a CPAP machine. He told me he could see the wrinkles on my face and he had the same wrinkles as me.
I was talking to another guy recently and I noticed his CPAP wrinkles and I asked him about them. He hates it but he likes not being tired and no headaches better.
I use ResMed with full mask. I hope they come up with a fix for this because it makes a person look years older.
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby starbird » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:58 pm

I have permanent (until I change to something else, I guess) "swoosh" marks on my face from my Swift II mask. Right under my cheek bones, which are high (a good thing?) Every day they are visible all day long. Hate to wear my long hair down, but it kinda helps hide the marks, and when worn up, the marks are highly visible even from a distance.

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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby tlohse » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:31 pm

most of the little lines and dents i get from cpap fade after a bit of time. Its mostly the head gear straps that give me lines sometimes.
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Re: Do sleep masks leave permanent wrinkles ?

Postby jorgea » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:06 pm

If improperly placed, any mask would leave temporary marks. Once you place the mask properly, these marks should not appear
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Re: minimizing marks

Postby Suzzeeeq » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 pm

jasacke wrote:Make sure your mask is fitting properly. You want the straps tight, but not too tight. Its a delicate balancegetting it just right. If you have a full face mask, the soft liner needs to be changed when it starts getting old.

I do much of my face care in the morning, starting with a warm (not hot) moist handtowel to open up the pores. It also fades the mask marks. I end with a moisturizer and sunscreen. keep in mind that the sun, smoking, too agressive cleansing, are all top enemies of your hide.



It leaks unless I cinch it tight. Yes, I've tried all the Full Face masks. They need to invent one JUST FOR ME I guess ](*,)
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