Most, if not all, would agree that a face structure that’s much ‘softer’ in shape like an oval is invariably more pleasing and friendlier to the eye. Although a round shape face is commonly associated with prosperity, in today’s world, it is more likely an indication of the presence of excess fat.
In men, a strong jawline may reflect masculinity, but there is a risk of it being construed as harsh and hostile. In fact, a lot of men as with women, prefer a softer but sculpted appearance, and this has seen an increase of interest in Facial Slimming.
Facial slimming is a facial contouring procedure or treatment. The end result is a slimmer and/or chiselled appearance, depending on your needs. But why is the shape of a face important?
Aside from the “first impression matters” norm, it wouldn’t be too bold to say that in most cultures the shape of someone’s face is often regarded as a determining factor in terms of their luck and fortune. But Feng Shui and whatnots aside, it’s about self-confidence for most. In that regard, it has always seemingly been (somewhat) a trend to want a slimmer face, and there are both natural and aesthetic medical ways to achieve it.
The cheeks are one of two main areas of concern with the other being the jawline.
For a person with excess fat on their cheeks, which often results in a chubby cheek appearance, it’s essential to understand that an effort made into reducing overall body fat is still, the most effective way to address the issue.
Exercise, eat healthily and reduce your salt, and sugar intake. Staying hydrated is also essential for any fat loss. There are also face exercises, some call it “face yoga”, that you can do at home or in the office which may help.
Interestingly or as expected, depending on your awareness – there are several other compelling facial slimming methods such as the Golki Therapy, originating from Korea. Invented in 1979, it’s basically a non-invasive bone massage technique that purportedly is able to help you achieve a slimmer face, like the much-coveted Korean V-shape face.
The Japanese, too, has a facial slimming massage technique that supposedly improves symmetry and contour. The Tanaka Face Contouring massage is hugely popular among both women and men.
Going even further back to the 7th century is a Chinese beauty regime that’s now commonly practised by many. Jade rolling was and still is popular due to its apparent beauty and healing properties. The same can be said of the rose quartz sculpting tool, which is part of Chinese beliefs in the health, beauty and well-being properties of crystal healing.
Botulinum toxin, or Botox as generally understood, is used in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by relaxing the muscles, which is also the reason for its use as a facial slimming fix. Jaw Reduction is a common treatment for those seeking to obtain a slimmer face and more pleasant appearance.
You wouldn’t customarily associate liposuction with the face, but it is actually effective as a face slimming procedure. Facial liposculpture helps to remove excess facial fat for a more defined appearance. It’s also equally effective in addressing age-related issues.
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved skin lifting and tightening procedure that’s effective for the body and face. For the latter, it addresses jowls and laxity issues resulting in not only a more youthful appearance but a slimmer one as well.
VASER Lipo uses a precise, minimally invasive liposuction technology that produces eye-catching results in just one procedure without the discomfort and long recovery times of typical liposuction treatments. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the face. VASER Lipo is clinically proven to produce even results in treated areas, leaving your skin smooth.
It may seem a little presumptuous and perhaps unfair even, to say that wanting a slimmer face is a trend. At the heart of the issue, it’s actually about restoring or alleviating one’s self-confidence. It has been a common practice for generations where over time more of having come to realise that the value (in terms of appearance) of a face should often not be taken or understood at (just) face value.