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Get a Contoured Face: Non-surgical Treatments for Face Slimming

Feel like your face is starting to look a little rounder than you’d like? You’re not alone. With age comes weight gain and sagging skin, which can cause the face to appear plump and full. Fortunately, there are plenty of non-surgical face slimming treatments that can help improve facial contours and slim down your appearance.

Why Does Skin Sag Overtime?

As you get older your skin loses elastin, the protein that enables it to snap back into place after being stretched. This is why as we age we tend to develop more wrinkles and sagging skin. Loss of collagen also contributes to wrinkles and a loss of skin volume. These changes happen due to the breakdown of collagen over time (natural aging process) and environmental factors such as sun exposure which can speed up this process.

Why Choose Non-Surgical Procedures?

Non-surgical face slimming procedures are quick, affordable, easy to do, and have little downtime associated with them. The most important thing is that they give great results! The face will be more toned in appearance, appear slimmer and there may even be some improvement in the wrinkles.

What Can Be Treated?

Non-surgical procedures that can improve facial contours are perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time, money, or interest in going through general anesthesia to get an invasive surgery done.

What are the Best Non-Surgical Treatments for a Contoured Face?

Non-surgical facial contouring requires an in-depth consultation with a qualified professional to determine which treatments are the best option for your individual needs and goals. There are two types of non-surgical treatments that can be used to contour the face:

Dermal Fillers

This type of treatment adds volume to the face by injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers into specific areas, such as under the eyes or cheekbones, to create more volume and reduce wrinkles.

Jaw Slimming BTX Treatments

This new type of treatment is designed to smooth and contour your face by injecting botulinum toxin (BTX) into the jaw muscles on both sides of the face. By weakening these muscles with BTX injections, they are no longer able to contract as much which causes a decrease in their size. This then allows the face to look tighter and more lifted.

Thermage

This treatment uses a radiofrequency (RF) device to heat up the skin which tightens it and stimulates collagen production. This helps with lines and wrinkles giving an overall more youthful appearance.

HIFU

This treatment uses ultrasound energy to emit heat into the deep dermis and SMAS layer of the skin to tighten it. This treatment is very powerful and excellent for sagging cheeks, double chin, and facial fat reduction in a quick non-invasive way.

The focused beam penetrates through the skin harmlessly, without any damage to the skin surface, and is able to reach different layers of the skin to reduce facial fat – not to be confused with weight loss.

Results will be visible after a couple of months so that patients can see their progress as time goes by. Once this process is completed, maintenance treatments will need to be done every 6-12 months depending on the area being treated and individual goals.

Which is Best for Me?

The best non-surgical treatments for you will depend on your unique needs, goals, age, skin type and any other medical history you may have. Make sure you choose a qualified professional who can walk through all the available options with you as well as give advice on how often they should be done. The most important thing is that you have realistic expectations and find something that works within your budget!