We all want a slimmer and more defined face. However, genes, weight gain, and aging, among other factors, get in the way of our desired v-shaped face. The dawn of technology however, presents us with non-invasive yet effective ways to slim down our faces. If you are looking for a non-surgical option to the face slimming process, there are many options available. The best part about these treatments is that you don’t have to go under the knife and wait weeks, even months, of downtime to effectively see results!
Why Do Most People Want a V-shaped face?
The v-shape in your face may be more evident when you are younger. As you age, however, gravity and other factors make their mark by causing sagging of the skin around your mouth and jowls. This can result in an unbalanced appearance with no definition between the lower face and neck.
Your face also becomes rounder and fuller as you age. If you are genetically predisposed to having a rounder face (i.e., “apple” shaped), the process of aging will make it even more pronounced.
The aim of a v-shaped face is to create a more chiseled and angular appearance to the jawline and cheekbones without going under the knife. Generally, the goal is to have a slimmer looking, more sculpted face with higher cheekbones and sharper contours along your jawline.
What Causes Skin in the Face to Sag?
As skin begins to age, it often becomes more loose and the fat underneath the skin of cheeks starts to sag down. It’s also a very common dilemma for women who have recently had a baby or gained weight in this area. Not only does the skin in this area lose its elasticity, but it can also have a longer lasting effect when you gain weight or as you age.
What are the Best Treatments for a Slimmer Face?
There are many treatments available for non-surgical face slimming. The most popular of these are Thermage, Chin Fillers, HIFU, and Jaw Slimming BTX Treatment.
Jaw Reduction BTX
Jaw Reduction BTX procedure uses small doses of neurotoxin injected to your jaw muscle to prevent them from moving. The lack of movement in the muscles causes them to shrink over time, which allows the jawline to become slimmer and more defined. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes, could be repeated every 6 months, and requires minimal downtime.
Another popular method that is becoming more common all over the world is chin filler treatment. This procedure uses hyaluronic acid to plump up your jawline and make it appear much slimmer. The results are instantaneous, and many people enjoy it because it requires next to no downtime.
This method uses ultrasound to help tighten the skin on your jaw and chin. HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound waves to heat the skin that is applied to it, causing the tissue at that area to contract and tighten over time.
This procedure works by using radiofrequency (heat) energy to tighten sagging skin on your face. The collagen in your skin absorbs the energy and heats up, stimulating the production of new collagen. This ultimately results in a more firm and youthful appearance to your jawline and cheekbones.
While there are many different options for non-invasive face slimming treatments, each option has its own unique set of benefits. For example, while BTX treatments provide immediate tightening effects, Thermage and HIFU can provide long term results if repeated over time. The best way to decide which treatment is right for you is by consulting with your doctor or dermatologist about the benefits and results each one can provide so that they better understand what you are looking for in your treatment.