Simple Ways to Reshape Your Face
In this digital era – AKA the “selfie era” – when online interactions often involve the use of images, it is becoming increasingly popular to want to tweak your appearance but without making radical changes or undergoing surgery. Oftentimes, this tweaking involves “reshaping the face,” which stems from efforts to recapture the pleasing aesthetics of what is deemed the Triangle of Youth.
A youthful face is made up of three attributes: high cheekbones, full cheeks and very importantly – a well-defined jawline, which are often referred to as the Triangle of Youth. The base of the triangle is the cheeks and the point is at the chin. As we age, this youthful triangle often becomes inverted. Signs of aging include flattened cheeks, sagging skin, hollowness under the eyes, and fullness around the jawline.
The good news is that there are proven ways that can help to prevent and treat the pyramid of age. When it comes to reshaping your face, the key areas to focus on are the shape and volume of your cheeks, lips, and chin that make the biggest difference. From the use Botox® and filler, to the shape of your brows and bangs, there are a variety of simple ways to reshape your face so you still look like you, only better.
While Botox is most well known for smoothing fine lines and softening wrinkles and creases, it is becoming increasingly popular for its ability to make a myriad of changes to your jawline, lips, and overall face shape.
Looking to slim down your round or square shaped face? Injecting Botox® in the masseter muscles located at the back of the jaw can dramatically change the contours of your face by making it more oval. It can also exaggerate the jawline by adding more firmness to an undefined jaw or by fixing asymmetries in the jaw. This is particularly popular among men to who may lack the jaw definition that they desire.
For those who would like a fuller, plumper, and natural appearing upper lip, without the use of filler, the Botox® Lip Flip can do the trick. The Lip Flip involves the precise placement of just a few units of Botox® along the upper lip muscle, near the border, to relax and “flip” the lip, making more of the upper lip visible. Rather than overloading on filler, the Lip Flip is popular for those who would like a less invasive approach to the illusion of fuller lips and a less “gummy” smile, without adding a ton of extra volume.
While facial fillers have been used for decades, our understanding of the aging process and the structure of the face, combined with our advanced injection techniques allows our team to use fillers throughout the whole face creating better balance and proportion for the face.
Fillers help fill in the hollowness of the face and create lift and fullness, helping to shape the face. As a natural part of the aging process, fat and volume are often lost from the cheeks causing the fat pads to move lower down the face, resulting in sagging skin. Filler can add volume back into your cheeks, thereby lifting sagging skin and resulting in a smoother jawline. It can also be used in the area along the jawline to lessen the appearance of sagging jowls and to enhance your facial shape.
If you suffer from the appearance of sagging skin along the jawline or jowl area due to excess fat, Kybella injections can improve the definition of your jawline. It is designed to target small areas of fat in the submental area – specifically that stubborn double chin – to help breakdown the fat. The fat cells are then permanently removed through the body’s own natural processes.
Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella operates like non-invasive liposuction, and you can be used on jowls, double chin, and around the jawline. Kybella has been proven to be safe and effective in creating a more beautiful defined jawline and chin in patients with little to no downtime.
Curtain bangs are not just trending on Google, as you have likely heard about them everywhere! These face-framing fringe-like bangs are shown with a slight part down the middle, creating a fanned curtain effect across the forehead. According to some stylists, “everyone looks good in curtain bangs.”
Why? They frame your face, and create a more youthful appearance. Timeless Insider Sarah Mohre, owner of Épanoui at Salon Lofts – Grandview View on 5th, says, “Face framing and curtain bangs can change the appearance of your face by adding volume to certain areas and taking the focus off of others!” Even better, she confirms, “They can also enhance or balance a face shape!” (Pro tip: Keep them trimmed up for the perfect length.)
Similarly, getting your eyebrow shape right can really enhance your facial features and even take years off your look. Your eyebrows have a huge bearing on creating a balanced look. It’s no longer just about keeping them neat and tidy. The key is to strike a balance and enhance what you have.
Sarah confirms, “Brows are so important because they add structure and framing to your eyes and nose especially!” Not surprisingly, she is pretty passionate about her brows, “I only trust Aesthetic.Columbus with my brows!”
By getting the correct shape brow for your face, you will create a more balanced appearance which may take a few years off and help bring back that Triangle of Youth!
At Timeless Skin Solutions, our providers can work with you to determine your ultimate goals and the best combination of treatments to help you achieve them. (But we are going to leave the curtain bangs and balanced brows to the experts!) Our goal is to provide results that are subtle and highly personalized, that helps you look natural and refreshed – you, just a little better. Contact us to start your skincare journey today.