Have you wondered why certain faces are attractive to others in general? Is beauty a gift bestowed by God? Or is it actually down to shape and proportion? Beauty Is An Inverted Triangle In the younger years, the midface is wide, the cheekbones are high and well-defined while the lower face is sharper, tapering to a point at the chin. These attributes are also known as the “triangle of youth” with the base of the triangle being at the cheeks. As a person ages, all layers of our face undergo changes. Skin loses collagen and elastin and looks dehydrated and wrinkled. The face looks more deflated because there is also loss of fat under the skin, particularly under the eyes (resulting in undereye sunken hollows) and at the cheeks (resulting in strong nasolabial folds and a saggy jawline). All these are exacerbated by bone loss due to natural aging. A droopy face often looks like the triangle of youth has been inverted, with the lower face becoming more U-shaped. Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS There’s something about a strong, defined chin that’s captivating. A well-balanced facial proportions is one aspect of a beautiful face and the key to balancing out the face lies in the chin. A receded chin lends the face a shortened appearance. The profile of a receded chin is even more obvious from the side. One further disadvantage of a receded chin is its propensity to enhance the appearance of your double chin. By bringing the chin forward, you can immediately enhance the appearance of the overall facial shape. Another advantage is that a strong chin can mask any signs of double chin, and give the neck the illusion of a more slender silhouette. To achieve this upgrade, physicians are using advanced liquid face lift products, including dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and even anti-wrinkle Botox, to contour the chin, without undergoing surgery. Read More: Don’t Be a Statistic – Age as Well as (And Even Better Than) a Man Receding Chin Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS I’ve always considered the brown beauty mark prettily placed below the corner of my eye a signature physical feature. Very much the same way Cindy Crawford’s trademark mole is a central element of her look. So I was taken aback when a close friend suggested that I removed it, since a prominent mole in that area apparently symbolised a “tearful” future according to Chinese beliefs. Bothered and bewildered, I spoke to a few renown face readers to demystify the truth behind “good” and “bad” facial moles.
Botox and fillers have been around for years but we learnt that the difference between the 2 are not always immediately clear. So we’ve put together a guide to explain the differences between them so that you can work out which you would likely prefer to have. Of course you should always consult with an experienced injector and discuss which (or both) is more suitable for the improvements you want to make! Botox Vs Fillers Botox (or Botulinum toxin) is a solution that is injected in very small, measured doses into specific facial muscles. By blocking nerve signals in the injected muscle(s), the resulting effect is temporary paralysis i.e. movement of these muscles of the face are restricted, resulting in softening or even disappearance of wrinkles. A typical Botox injection of smaller muscles such as those in the forehead, or outside the eyes last approximately 3 to 4 months. Obviously the higher the dose, the more long-lasting the treatment, but also the more “frozen” the look! Botox is Continue Reading
Desiring to slim your face and have a coveted “V” shape look? A slim face with a ‘V-shaped’ chin and jawline is considered a mark of feminine beauty in much of East Asia, along with big eyes and a slim, high-bridged nose. V-Line face refers to a slim and oval face that narrows down to a sharp end at the chin with a defined jawline. The term V-shape or V-Line was coined by the Koreans in recent years and today, almost every Asian woman desires a V-shaped face. And here we have 3 non-invasive procedures for you to achieve a V-face look without the need of going under the knife. Visit your doctor’s office today and you’ll be on your way to having a slimmer and defined V-shaped face in less than an hour! Facial Slimming with Botox Microinjections It is relatively common for Asians to genetically have a more prominent or squarish jawline. Square jaw reduction is a popular treatment among Asians as it has long been recognised as Continue Reading