Since Asians are born with less-chiseled features when compared to Westerners, many Asians would like to improve their facial contour with the help of fillers and other injectables. As collagen is the main component that keeps the skin young and elastic, collagen and facial fat loss during the aging process may contribute to a loss of plumpness of the cheeks. Sunken areas on the face such as tear trough, temple, some wrinkles, and folds will gradually appear.
Common types of facial contour
Improving square jaw: The main contributing factor of the square jaw is the excessive growth of the chewing muscles. Apart from plastic surgery, using Botulinum Toxin Type A injection to reduce chewing muscles and refining jawlines is also one of the options. However, the effects are not permanent and are expected to last for around six months.
Chin enhancing: Some people might want to improve face proportion. Apart from plastic surgery, using hyaluronic acid to extend the chin is also a feasible solution. However, the effect is not permanent and is expected to last for around six to twelve months.
Nose augmentation: Some people wish to create sharp facial contours by heightening the nose bridge. Apart from plastic surgery, it is also feasible to use hyaluronic acid and threading to do nose augmentation, but the effect is not permanent and is expected to last for around six to twelve months.
Tear trough filling: Sunken tear trough makes people look older and haggard. It is possible to use hyaluronic acid of small molecule size to fill the sunken areas. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid can moisturize our skin and reduce the number of fine lines surrounding our eyes.
Improve sunken cheeks: Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) as a type of collagen regenerator rejuvenates the sunken areas caused by loss of collagen. However, the effect does not come immediately, and collagen is necessary to grow itself for a plump cheek.
Plumping of risorius (apple cheek) muscle: Drooping muscles of apple cheeks will increase pressure on the nose wing and cause the formation of nasolabial folds. Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) can be used to alleviate the problem, but the effect is not immediate and time is needed for the self-growth of collagen to rejuvenate the cheek. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid can be used for immediate filling, but the effect is not permanent and is expected to last for around six to twelve months.
Lip enhancement: Suitable for people who would like to improve the appearance of lips temporarily by using Hyaluronic acid fillers to restore volume to thin or aging lips, refine the shape of the lips or improve the symmetry between the upper and lower lip at an affordable cost. However, the effects are not permanent and are expected to last for around 6 to 12 months.