Facial shape changes over time as a result of aging and lifestyle. An oval face shape with 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, may lend a squareness or asymmetry to the jaw that is considered masculine. In addition, as we age the fat compartments in the face deflate and descend, leading to a saggy appearance and a changed facial contour.
Both dermal fillers and neuromodulators can optimally change the shape of the face. Cheek fillers will restore volume to the correct area of the cheek, leading to optimal light reflection and the appearance of a slimmer, more oval face. Neuromodulators can be used to decrease the size of the masseter muscles, reducing the squareness of the jaw and creating a slimmer face. A tailored approach will unlock the beautiful features of your face.