The facial muscles are just under the skin, muscles that control facial expression. They generally originate from the surface of the skull bone and insert on the skin of the face. When they contract, the skin moves.
The muscles shown in this medical illustration are the nasalis, Buccinator, Mentalis, Levator labii, Zygomaticus, Orbicularis oris, Depressor supercilii, Orbicularis oculi, Procerus.
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