One of the popular beauty trends these days, especially in East Asia, is having a V-shape face. If you happen to see videos of Korean actresses, one thing that is noticeable about them, aside from their glowing skin, is their firm, young-looking, and V-shaped faces. V-shape is sought after because it is considered more feminine, and younger-looking. This is usually achieved with a combination of available treatments such as Botox, microinjections, neck lift, and ultrasound.
If you are one of the countless ladies who want to achieve a slimmer look, read ahead to find out more about face shape altering treatments.
The term Botox refers to a procedure usually done to lessen wrinkles and fine lines. Technically, ‘Botox’ is named after the Botulinum toxin that is injected in the area of interest that paralyzes the underlying tissue to minimize movement and visibility of the wrinkles.
However, Botox is also done as a V-shape face treatment because it can reduce the bulk of muscle around the angle of the jaw. The toxin reduces the strength and the action of jaw muscles, especially the masseter muscle, which is used for chewing. As the function and action of the muscle are lessened, it shrinks and becomes less prominent. This is effective for people who have a bulky or a square jaw and want to transition to a more oval shape.
This treatment makes use of microinjections, which is reported to deliver very little to no pain. Some patients report discomfort, swelling, and redness around the treated area, which lasts only for 3 to 5 days. The results take as long as a month to be observable, as the muscle takes time to reduce in size.
Aside from the shape of your face, if you also want to fix other problems such as double chin, loose or sagging skin in the neck, then neck lift might be perfect for you.
This treatment method uses very tiny biodegradable threads to hold together the loose tissues underneath your skin. Despite it sounding like a procedure done under the knife, the neck lift is actually completed in less than 30 minutes, has little to no downtime. As the threads dissolve by themselves in the next couple of months, they stimulate the collagen under your skin to anchor the lift. The results of the procedure, however, is instantly observable and lasts for as long as 1 to 2 years, long after the threads are gone.
Facial Contouring using Ultrasound
The latest in V-shape face therapy is the use of ultrasound to give your face the coveted V-shape. This procedure usually combines ultrasound treatment with Botox for a slimmer and firmer jawline and neck area.
The Botox helps in lessening the action of the jaw muscles, while the ultrasound is focused on the jaw and neck areas to stimulate the body’s natural capability to create collagen, the structural protein that holds the skin and the underlying tissue together. As the jaw muscle decreases in size, the ultrasound makes sure that the skin is tight and firm in the jaw and neck. The combination of treatments results in a firm and well-proportioned facial shape, and a natural lift and conditioning of the skin, without having to undergo surgery.
Having a V-shaped face will not only make you look younger, it will also make you look more feminine and attractive. There are other ways to alter the shape of your face such as using V-shaped face masks, having facial massages, and wearing contouring make up. However, these techniques do not deliver significant results.
If you want to lose your chubby cheeks or bulky jaws, talk to your doctor about treatments like Botox, neck lift, and face contouring using ultrasound. Depending on the current shape of your face and your desired result, one or a combination of these treatments may be applicable to you.