Although facial symmetry is a marker of beauty, everyone’s face is a bit asymmetrical. For example, one eye may look smaller than the other. One cheek may be slightly rounder, or one eyebrow may be set a bit higher than the other.
Some asymmetry is normal. However, as we age, or after we suffer a stroke or develop a disease that causes muscular weakness in one side of the face, these differences may become more noticeable. Even chewing on one side or sleeping on one side most of the time can lead to unevenness in the face.
Below, we asked Dr. Pompeyo Chavez, our expert at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center, to explain how fillers can address facial symmetry problems.
Understanding how fillers can improve uneven features
Fillers work by adding moisture and volume to the treated areas. A hyaluronic acid filler creates volume by attracting water to the area.
Fillers differ in their texture. Experts use softer fillers to plump up the lips and sturdier fillers to improve jaw definition.
Most fillers last anywhere between six and 18 months, after which they’re excreted by the body.
Where can symmetry issues be addressed with fillers?
Dr. Chavez uses fillers to address symmetry issues in the eye area, cheeks, lips, chin, and jawline.
Filler treatments can last anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. Although they’re uncomfortable, they aren't painful.
The treated area may look a little bit red or swollen, but these side effects should disappear a day or two after the treatment. If you take blood thinners, such as aspirin, you’re more likely to experience mild bruising after receiving filler injections.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for fillers
You’re a good candidate for a filler if you have facial symmetry issues that can be fixed by adding some volume. Usually, the best candidates have mild asymmetry, don’t smoke, and aren’t allergic to the ingredients used in fillers.
If you fear suffering an allergic reaction, our specialist can perform a patch test to determine whether or not you can tolerate the fillers.
Surgery, including rhinoplasty and facial implants, can address asymmetry issues due to a broken nose or bone structure issues.
For some, mild asymmetry doesn’t pose a problem. In fact, some people may look better with slightly uneven features.
However, if your uneven facial features bother you, know that there’s a solution that doesn’t involve going under the knife. Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out if you’re a good candidate for fillers.