Facial Asymmetry Correction

All faces have some degree of asymmetry. Although it’s perfectly normal and expected to have features on one side of the face that don’t exactly mirror the other side, more pronounced asymmetry may deeply impact a person’s self esteem.

The link between attractiveness and symmetry

Beauty is a subjective and culturally-mediated concept that is shaped by personal preferences and societal standards, but according to many studies, there’s one feature that drives perceptions of attractiveness almost equally among men and women: facial symmetry. According to Psychology Today, “across many clever experimental designs, researchers have confirmed that we rate faces that are more symmetrical as more attractive than those with less symmetry”.Here at JB Cosmetic, we believe that symmetry, although important, is not the single factor that determines beauty, and that uniqueness and individuality are equally appealing. Beauty is a multi-dimensional concept that encompasses many different factors, including not only physical appearance but also personality, confidence and other qualities.While some individuals feel that their facial asymmetries add to their unique charm, others find that noticeable imbalances affect their self-confidence and overall satisfaction with their appearance. If you have facial asymmetry and wish to address it, Nurse Julie can tailor a personalised approach with dermal fillers and neuromodulators to improve the contours of your face and create more balanced features.

There are many reasons why a patient might have more pronounced facial asymmetry, some of these are:

Congenital factors: Some people are born with facial asymmetry due to genetic conditions, such as craniofacial syndromes or cleft lip and palate.

Developmental factors: As a person grows, certain habits or conditions can lead to asymmetry. This includes favouring one side while chewing, sleeping predominantly on one side, or habitual facial expressions.

Trauma: Injuries to the face, whether from accidents, botched procedures, falls or surgeries, can lead to asymmetry.

Dental issues: Problems such as misaligned teeth, jaw misalignment, or uneven dental work can contribute to facial asymmetry.

Medical conditions: Conditions such as Bell’s palsy, or strokes, can lead to muscle weakness on one side and result in asymmetry.

How neuromodulators work to improve facial symmetry?

Neuromodulators work by relaxing specific facial muscles where they’re injected, and when administered strategically, they reduce the appearance of asymmetry caused by muscle imbalances.

How do dermal fillers help with facial asymmetry?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that add volume to specific areas of the face. They can correct asymmetries by filling in hollows and smoothing out uneven contours.

How long do the effects of neuromodulators and fillers last?

The effects of neuromodulators typically last 3-6 months, while dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 5 years, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated.

Is the treatment for facial asymmetry painful?

A topical anaesthetic numbs the area treated and makes the procedure a comfortable experience.

How long does the treatment take?

A typical session for treating facial asymmetry with neuromodulators and fillers usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the areas being treated and the extension of asymmetry.

Are there any side effects?

Common side effects are mild and may include redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site. These typically resolve within a few days. Nurse Julie will discuss all potential risks and side effects during your consultation.

How soon will I see results?

Results from neuromodulators can be seen within a few days to a week, while the effects of dermal fillers are usually immediate but improve as swelling subsides over the next few days.

Can facial asymmetry be completely corrected with these treatments?

While neuromodulators and fillers can significantly improve facial symmetry, they may not completely eliminate all asymmetries. Nurse Julie will provide a personalised assessment to discuss what results you can expect based on your unique features.

Is there anyone who should avoid these treatments?

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and individuals with certain medical conditions will be advised to avoid treatment. A thorough consultation with Nurse Julie will determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Treatment Summary

RESULTS

Results may vary from person to person

ANAESTHETIC

Topical

BACK TO WORK

Variable

PROCEDURE TIME

30-45 min

DURATION OF RESULTS

Variable

CONSIDERATIONS

Not suitable if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, have an autoimmune condition or active infections at the injection site. Nurse Julie will factor in any other relevant conditions during the consultation.

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Please note - Upon booking a consultation we require your D.O.B and a £25 deposit payment. This is redeemable against any treatment carried out.