When it comes to facial beauty, symmetry is considered one of the most pleasing characteristics. The closer both sides of the face mirror each other, the more pleasing it is to the eye. We may not always notice it, but most of us have some facial asymmetry, however slight. But for those who have noticeable facial asymmetry, it can have a negative impact on self-esteem and self-confidence. The good news is, treatment is available. Cosmetic injectables including Botox can make your face more symmetrical. Read on to learn more.
Causes of facial asymmetry
Facial asymmetry can be caused by a number of different factors. Most of us are born with some slight asymmetry, maybe the lip a slightly different shape on one side, or an ear that peaks higher than the other. We can thank our parents for many of these minor asymmetries, and even some more noticeable and significant ones, but there are a number of other causes as well. The main causes of facial asymmetry include:
- Dental work
- Lifestyle choices
- Medical conditions
In most cases, facial asymmetry is a cosmetic problem rather than a medical one. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth treating.
Non-surgical treatment for facial asymmetry
The treatment for your facial asymmetry will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. In certain extreme cases, surgical treatment may be the best option, but there are also a number of non-surgical treatments that can provide excellent results without the need for invasive surgery, scars, or extensive recovery time.
Botox is often used to create symmetry by lifting or lowering a brow so they sit evenly and improve the look of uneven eyelids. In more severe cases of facial asymmetry caused by Bell’s palsy, which can result in a slackness to one side of the face, Botox is used to restore symmetry by softening the muscle tension on the non-affected side.
Dermal fillers can also be used to treat facial asymmetry. These fillers come in a range of different formulas, some with a thicker gel consistency, and some with a thinner consistency. This variety allows the practitioner to treat smaller or larger areas, as well as minor or severe cases of asymmetry.
The best way to determine whether Botox, dermal fillers or other treatment will be most effective for correcting your facial asymmetry is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani today.
Award-winning Botox injector in San Diego | Dr. Parvin Mani
Treating facial asymmetry with Botox or dermal fillers requires a high degree of technical excellence and knowledge of facial anatomy. In order to achieve the harmony and beauty of true facial symmetry, the treatment must involve a methodical assessment prior to the procedure, and strategic and meticulous injections using conservative dosage during the procedure. It’s important to choose a skilled and experienced practitioner to create your facial symmetry with injectables.
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, you’re in the hands of one of San Diego’s top cosmetic practitioners. Dr. Mani is a multiple-Platinum-Award Winner for Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft. Her expertise combined with her compassion and artistry make her well-known and sought after in her field. If you’re seeking facial symmetry, facial harmony, and the boost in self-confidence that comes with looking your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani today.