According to the codes of beauty, the perfect profile should have an invisible line running from the forehead, through the tip of the nose and down to the chin. The upper lip should also run through this line, or be positioned a few millimetres back from it.
Flat forehead, undefined lip contour, weak chin? Some hyaluronic acid injections into the profile, as opposed to the rest of the face, can create a lovely balance between the volumes in the forehead, the nose, the lips and the chin. No aggressive techniques, no side effects, no pain and no downtime.
When a patient sees a doctor about one single facial feature that they don’t like – nose, chin, mouth – the doctor should first study their profile very carefully as well as examining their morphology. This expertise can often allow them to make the patient understand that an isolated treatment – which only alters one of the facial features – would not give satisfactory results. Every part of the face has its part to play in its overall appearance, which should be elegant from head on but also from the side.
Irregularities in the shape of the forehead (too flat or concave), which are either genetic or due to aging, are representative of those “little” unsightly flaws that you might not even consider a problem but which disrupt the face’s profile.
Just one session of hyaluronic acid injections is enough to give the forehead an immediate and subtle rounded shape. Since the product is resorbable, the injections need repeating after around eighteen months.
To balance out the profile, we often need to reshape the upper and lower lips, though without creating an unsightly “duck pout”. Today, thanks to the accurate and perfectly-mastered injection techniques, there is no longer a risk of overcorrection.
The injections are made into the vermilion border (where the skin surrounding the mouth meets the red vermilion zone). The edge of the mouth is subtly lifted and the vermilion zone of the upper lip is visibly plumper. The lips look well-defined and natural. The results last for a year, maybe longer.
We inject a volumising hyaluronic acid deeply, in a bolus (a small quantity of product which is designed to stay in a specific place). The tip of the chin is instantly reshaped and subtly projected forwards. This reshaping is completed with an injection into the outer angle of the jaw which, with age, loses its density. The results are remarkable: a sexy, Angelina Jolie-like oval with a well-defined jawbone, while the sides of the chin are lifted. The effect is both lifting and volumising; it looks very natural, counteracts the pull of gravity, and lasts up to twenty-four months.