Over the past few years, having that perfectly contoured face and jawline has become more popular than ever due to the rise in social media make up trends and the infamous Kardashian contour tutorials. Unfortunately, makeup alone isn’t always effective as we all have different face shapes, different anatomy, and, not to mention, different levels of makeup skills. While anyone can watch a makeup tutorial on how to contour the face, not everyone can master the look, and for some people, the makeup just doesn’t work as well. Today we will discuss about facial contouring.
With recent medical advances and skilled injectors, there are now a variety of minimally invasive medical options that allow you to get that contour (semi) permanently, without the hassle of learning how to do professional makeup. Dermal fillers such as Restylane have become particularly popular in all things beauty treatments, especially when it comes to facial contouring.
Facial contouring can involve a variety of regions in the face, one of the most common areas being around the jaw, where a jawline filler is often used to create that chiseled jawline. Below is a list of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that can be used to help contour your face.
Upper and midface contouring
There are a few regions of the upper and mid face that can be enhanced with facial contouring treatments such as dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be injected in the temple area for a very subtle, fuller looking face. As we age we lose volume and fat in our faces making us look gaunt and older. Using dermal fillers to replace this lost volume can take years off of our faces and require no more than a few skillfully placed injections.
Dermal fillers are commonly placed in the cheeks and under eyes to add a lift to the cheek bone and create more contoured facial features. This is likely what you see in the Kardashian family, and is the look that most people are going for. You can also get a non surgical rhinoplasty to contour the nose and make it look sharper and the tip more lifted.
Lower face contouring
A slim jaw, sharp jawline, and shaped chin make up not only the frontal view of the face, but the side profile. There are quite a few tools that can be used to shape this part of the face, including dermal fillers, Botox, non surgical face lifts, and minimally and non-invasive fat elimination treatments. Dermal fillers can be used in the jawline and chin to add more volume and create the appearance of a protruding jawline and chin.
One of the most commonly used dermal fillers for areas such as the jawline, meant to imitate a bone structure, is Radiesse, which is an FDA approved calcium hydroxyapatite containing filler for facial rejuvenation. Botox can be injected into the masseters to relax the muscle and slim down the overall lower face.
If you have a double chin, liposuction is not the only option – you can get minimally and non-invasive treatments such as Kybella injections and CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted fat without having to go under the knife. In addition, minimally invasive non surgical face lifts are available, such as PDO thread lifts which can be used to lift sagging skin around the jawline creating a more youthful and contoured lower face.
The above mentioned methods are the most popular treatments for minimally invasive facial contouring that involve minimal down time, are FDA approved, and safe. If you are someone who wants a longer lasting solution than make up, simply does not have the patience to contour your face with makeup, or wants a more natural look, these treatments may be the perfect option for you.
Please keep in mind that before undergoing any of these treatments, a one on one consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist is recommended to ensure your own safety and satisfactory results. Do your research on your practitioner and confirm their qualifications, experience, reviews, and before and after photos to make sure that this is someone you can trust to help you reach your desired outcome.