A V-shaped visage is probably the most coveted face shape in most parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and locally in Singapore. Check out the most popular Korean pop stars such as Park Shin Hye and you will know what we mean. A slim, V- or heart-shaped face imparts a youthful (and dare we say, sophisticated) appearance, and complements a wider midface.
In fact, the V-shaped face is so popular, many have gone under the knife to achieve it. But what are the options for the rest of us who would like to explore other non-invasive options? The good news is, unless you have an obviously recessive or protruding jawline that requires corrective jaw surgery, we have put together the best options that doesn’t require the blade.
Big Jaw Muscles – Botox Jaw Slimming
Chewing muscles at the angle of the jaw are a common cause of a squarish jawline. This is commonly seen in Asians who are genetically predisposed, and worsened by vigorous chewing or grinding during sleep. Botox jaw reduction is extremely popular in Asia. In fact, Asian men are now after trimmer jawlines in recent years as well, following the trend set by Korean and Japanese suave boy-ish slim shaped faces.
If the cause of a squarish jawline is due to these muscles, small Botox microinjections will reshape those muscles and you go from square-faced to a tapered V shaped face within weeks. These last approximately 6 months and longer if subsequent injections are done on schedule (before the effect completely wears off).
Sagging Skin – Non-Invasive Skin Tightening
Aging can create a droopy jawline. A youthful, attractive face (especially for females) is wider from the top and tapers towards the chin (think tweety bird but more beautiful). An aging face is usually more U-shaped and tightening the skin for a V-shaped visage is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive skin lifting and skin tightening treatment that is FDA-approved. Using ultrasound energy to heat up approximately 4.5mm beneath the surface of the skin, a productive wound healing response is elicited. Since the topmost layer of the skin is not disturbed, this treatment has no downtime. A natural-looking skin-lifted effect can be observed over the next 6 months as your skin generates new and better collagen. Ultherapy is performed by qualified doctors in Singapore, and it has real-time ultrasound imaging which guides the doctor to the safest and most efficacious treatment, unlike HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) knockoffs which claim to do the same thing.
Try the V-Sculpt Facial Program which combines Botox masseters and Ultherapy jawline for a fabulous and sculpted jawline.
Sagging Skin – Skin Thread Lifts
In case you were wondering, we are not talking about the surgical facelift! The Infinity V-lift uses biodegradable threads (made of the same material as dissolvable surgical sutures) and are inserted beneath the skin by a trained doctor. The downtime is minimal, but the lift is amazing given that not a single cut is made in the skin. The catch is the final result is dependent on the “artisty” of your doctor, so finding a doctor you can trust is important.
Buccal Fat Removal
Those with chubby cheeks and want their lower faces chiseled quickly can look at buccal fat removal surgeries. While this does require going under the knife, the results are more dramatic (and therefore can be quite gratifying), and if it helps, only 1 small incision is required in the oral mucosa per side. The downtime is minor and most people do return to work within 1 or 2 days.
By Megan Thomas