The desire to have a slim, sculpted face with a defined jawline is not new in the medical aesthetic industry, but in Southeast Asia, the demand for it is a lot more than other parts of the world.
Given that Asians generally have round faces with ill-defined facial features, and weak lower faces, it’s common for people to want to sculpt their faces to achieve better proportions. That said, it’s not easy to completely change the shape of your face without any major surgery, but there are options to make your facial features look more defined.
We speak to renowned aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah to share with us some ways to achieve a sharper, slimmer face without the need to go under the knife.
Tip 1 – Ultherapy: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment
As we age, our skin sags and stubborn fat deposits tend to accumulate around the lower face. Over time, your face loses its contour and your jawline gradually disappears when you hit your 40s.
Ultherapy, a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment is a very popular non-invasive treatment in Singapore. It allows people to immediately achieve a slimmer, tighter face by applying consistent heat into the skin using ultrasound energy.
It boosts your skin’s collagen production, and it is best-known for achieving astounding results for the lower face by melting the double chin to accentuate the jawline. Results often develop within a span of three to six months.
Tip 2 – Anti-aging skincare
Anti-aging skincare products can be a perfect alternative when you don’t want to commit to a treatment.
Ageless MegaLift Serum from Radium Skincare is a U.S. formula designed by Dr. Siew to help Asian skin to slow down signs of aging. The triple-action oil-free serum contains skin nourishing algae and lactobacillus to lift, tone, and restructure your skin. It is recommended to apply it with a 5-minute face massage to boost its effects.
Over time, this powerful anti-aging serum can subtly lift sagging contours, and improve pores and wrinkles with skin-tightening botanicals.
Tip 3 – Augmenting bone structure with facial massage
A disclaimer before we discuss the next option: This is not an approved treatment and it is not endorsed by Dr. Siew or any other medical doctor. It is a non-surgical face contouring option that is currently available.
Bone-setting for the face is a technique from Korea that stimulates the bones through the skin, promoting circulation, improving supply of nutrients and discharge of waste. According to practitioners, this not only benefits the skin, but also improve the structure of the bones.
After 20 sessions of therapy, practitioners claim that they see visible results in most customers!
Tip 4 – Face massage
While face massages aren’t as scientifically proven for slimming down the face, it can help to visibly reduce puffiness that make your face less bloated. A good face massage can help drain lymphatic fluid that have built up in the face, stimulate circulation, and restoring a slimmer face, albeit temporarily.
Tip 5 – Silhouette Soft Thread Lift
Thread lift is probably the most effective treatment, providing the most visible results among the options here today.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is the most popular brand of thread lift treatment in Singapore today. Using dissolvable Polylactic Acid (PLA) monofilament, the doctor inserts the threads lined with tiny cones to achieve immediate lifting of the skin and also induce ongoing gradual regeneration of collagen in the face.
For the uninitiated, PLA is a key material used for surgical sutures and orthopedic devices, and medical implants. It is completely safe for use in the human body.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can achieve up to 3.5cm of visible skin lifting results, which last for about two years on the average.