Balancing a patient’s facial features and correcting asymmetry is an art of fine-tuning. Various hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are used for distinct parts of the face. For example, a thicker more dense filler may be used for robust areas such as the cheeks and jaw, whereas a thinner finer filler may be used for areas around the eyes. Facial asymmetry can exist for many reasons. For most, the facial imbalance is genetic, meaning the patient’s DNA predisposed them to facial features that are slightly less symmetrical. As we age, facial asymmetry can develop further after decades of favouring one side of the mouth for chewing food (for example). This will inevitably result in one side of the face having stronger muscle definition than the other. If you’re looking to have a more balanced facial profile with features that look more harmonious, then fillers could be the right treatment for you! At Elements Spa, we pride ourselves on delivering natural results. We’re not aiming to change the identity of our patients, rather improve on their natural existing beauty.

When administered by an experienced injector, filler can work wonders on correcting asymmetry. You should always make certain to choose an injector who’s well-known for their expertise. If you’re considering multiple injectors, ask for before and afters and make sure your injector has corrected similar issues before and on numerous occasions. While fillers are remarkable in their ability to transform and bring youthfulness and vitality to a patient’s face, the results certainly heavily rely on the skill and subtly of your injector. As previously mentioned, correcting the face with filler is all about fine-tuning and your administrator’s keen eye for detail.

Filler can be used to fill any areas of the face that are lacking structure and volume. These areas may include the cheeks, around droopy brows, and depressed eyes, as well as in a patient’s tear troughs. Filler can also be used to correct indents on a nose, asymmetry of the eyebrows, and to soften one’s nasal labial folds around the nose and mouth. Deep creases may appear more significant on one side versus the other, allowing for more filler on the side lacking that structure.

Filler can also be used to support the temples by subtly raising the corner of the eyebrows, as well as adding projection to a chin that is otherwise unbalanced with the other facial features. Again, balancing any of these deficiencies requires a very keen eye. When injecting filler, depending on the area, Dr. Adibfar typically uses a blunt cannula over a needle. Using a cannula requires fewer punctures to the skin and less bruising and swelling. This is because the blunt tip does not penetrate through underlying tissues but rather pushes them out of the way, equating to less recovery time and beautiful results.

If you’re looking to bring more harmony and balance to your facial features without going under the knife, then fillers may be the perfect treatment for you. With the right injector and realistic expectations, Dr. Adibfar and his medically-trained team can give your face the balance and beauty you desire while keeping you looking natural and feeling more confident in your daily life.

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