If you’re noticing your face is asymmetrical, don’t worry, usually there are treatments to make your face look more symmetrical. In fact, an uneven face or asymmetrical is not that uncommon.
While symmetry isn’t absolutely necessary for beauty; as we know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but studies show that babies, children and adults were shown different faces with varying degrees of asymmetry and the results revealed that the more symmetrical a face, the more attractive — hmm.
What causes an asymmetrical face?
There are numerous reasons for an asymmetrical or uneven face. Here are just a few of those reasons:
Injury – An injury or Bell’s Palsy (paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face), can alter how those muscles act on that side of the face. This in turn results in asymmetry or unevenness.
The way you sleep – We either sleep on our side, backs or front. But, from an anti-aging perspective, the best position is to sleep on your back. Why? – because this allows fluids to drain to the back of the head overnight instead of towards the face or eyes.
Sleeping your front requires you to turn your head left or right which results in swelling on the side of the face that is down on the pillow. This position also means that your head is putting an excessive amount of weight on your neck causing more strain and thus aging.
Muscle usage – Using the muscles on one side of the body or face more than the other side causes asymmetry or unevenness also. The muscles become stronger on that side of the body that’s getting more of a workout from repetitive use. This also can change how the muscles move and the size of that side of the face.
Sun damage – If your job requires you to spend a prolong amount of time driving, you probably have noticed that the side of your face is exposed to the window with the most direct sun has more aging. In the U.S. the left side of your face is more exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Make sure you wear a moisturizing sunscreen with the appropriate SPF for your skin type. You will also need to reapply the sunscreen every two hours for it to work as the manufacturer intended.
Treatments for uneven or asymmetrical face
While it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, the undesired lines around your lips are not frown lines, they are smile lines that form around your eyes and mouth. The depth and visibility of these lines really depend on the shape of your face, the muscle size, and of course, how often you use these muscles.
Using Restylane or Juvéderm are both excellent dermal fillers for diminishing wrinkles on your face or around your lips, and they are both reversible. So, if you are not happy with the results, the solution can be dissolved.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is exceptional filler for adding lift and volume to all 3 areas of the cheeks: the apex, the apple, and the hollow.
What to do next
To find out more about the treatments outlined in this article, or for your specific skin concerns, call (919) 557-6400 to schedule an appointment with a Total Health & Skin Center skincare specialist, or schedule a consultation online.