Facial shape changes over time - both as a result of the clock as well as daily rituals and habits. There are approximately six different facial shapes with oval being considered the most optimal , while heart shaped is the next most desired. A well shaped jawline is considered to be a sign of youth and beauty. Masseter muscles, essential for chewing, help to define the shape,angle and contour of the jawline. Overdeveloped masseter muscles, often a result dietary habits, chewing gum or teeth grinding, tend to lend a squareness or asymmetry to the jaw that is considered masculine. In addition, as we age, the fat compartments in our face deflate and descend that can lead to a saggy appearance and a changed facial contour.
Both dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can optimally change the shape of the face. Cheek fillers can restore volume to the correct area of the cheek, leading to optimal light reflection and the appearance of a slimmer, more oval face. Wrinkle relaxers can be used to decrease the size of the masseter muscles, reducing the squareness of the jaw and creating a slimmer face. An individual approach and plan will unlock the beautiful features of your face!