We all have the in-built ability to assess a beautiful face (or) if somebody is attractive in less than the blink of an eye. It is hardwired in us. Irrespective of age, irrespective of culture, you just know if somebody’s “hot-or-not”.
It has been suggested that there are seven elements that make up a beautiful face, which translate across all cultures.
Keys to a beautiful face
1. Facial shape (chin, cheeks and symmetry)
2. Forehead height
3. Eyebrow shape
4. Eye size and inter-eye distance
5. Nose shape
6. Lips (length and height)
7. Skin clarity/texture/colour
It comes as fantastic news then, that with non-surgical interventions, we can influence 5 of these, the exceptions being forehead height and inter-eye distance.
Facial shape may be enhanced with the expert use of Botox and fillers:
Cheek-bones may be sculpted, jawlines may be sharpened and chins evened out with the use of a robust yet elegant filler such as Juvederm Voluma. Equally, volume loss may be reinstated to synchronise the face and eliminate shadows that are associated with age.
Strong jaw muscles (masseter) give form to a square jaw. For those preferring an oval aspect to the lower face, Botox will rest these powerful muscles and slim the lower face as a result. Equally if somebody has an overactive chin muscle (peau d’orange – or “cellulite chin” in the rather less lovely English translation), we can rest its activity and smooth its appearance with a light touch of Botox.
Eyebrow shape, and eye size may be sculpted with the use of Botox, to release the downward pull of relevant muscles to lift the brow and open up the eye. The female brow is usually enhanced by adding an arch, whilst the male brow is, traditionally, flatter. Over time we also become concave in the temple region, presenting the orbit as a bony hollow. By replenishing volume here we again support the lateral brow and exchange the shadowing of age with a light scatter on the skin, associated with youth. We may also use filler directly above the lateral brow for an additional lift.
Noses: Non-surgical rhinoplasty using filler to correct or enhance the nose is a highly effective procedure offering amazing results, slimming a nasal bridge or correcting a dorsal hump for example, with very little downtime. If a client has a downward pointing nasal tip, it is possible to encourage a subtle lift with the use of Botox.
For lip fillers the new generation Juvederm Vycross range aid our quest for a beautiful face by providing the most sophisticated products yet for tailoring the perfect lips, in line with a client’s natural lip and facial features. Whether they are heart-shaped or ribbon-shaped, full or fine, we may restore and enhance to be their most beautiful, naturally.
Skin quality is of massive importance, as it provides the actual canvas for our painting:
Natural selection dictates that we find clear, even and plump skin attractive, as it portrays our underlying health. Fortunately there is so much that can be done, non-surgically, to improve and enhance skin quality.
One of the most important elements for skin texture is hydration because all of our biochemical processes (such as collagen production) take place in water. Water binds to hyaluronic acid (HA) and by introducing a very fine HA we are able to significantly boost the hydration and quality of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
For skin tone and clarity we have a number of topical, prescription-only products, namely Obagi Nu-Derm that reduce pigmentation and recondition the skin at a cellular level, significantly improving its health and appearance.
For those who prefer peels, we have a sophisticated range of ingredients to tighten, brighten and lighten the skin too.
The aim when assessing an individual face is to maximise the beauty potential by analysing any asymmetries, balance in the upper, mid and lower face and enhancing the seven features aforementioned for maximum beautification. This is all on a rolling programme of treatment and maintenance to make you (and keep you at) your most beautiful.
For a consultation at the stunning five star PHI Clinic call us on +44(0)207 034 5999 and our expertly trained staff will help you start your journey to a beautiful, youthful, refreshed face and skin.