Going Beyond Makeup: Achieving a Longer Lasting Contour Through Cosmetic Injectables

Who doesn’t adore a fabulous highlight and contour? It’s the secret to achieving those chiseled cheekbones and a jawline that’s elegantly defined or delicately softened.

But wouldn’t it be better if we have something that doesn’t wash off? Perhaps something that lasts longer? Something that saves you time in the morning and gives you a look that screams “I woke up like this!”?

How do you achieve a snatched face without makeup and surgery?

Three words: Cosmetic Injectable Treatments.

Basically, these types of treatments involve injecting specially formulated solutions under the skin to enhance a certain area’s appearance. Cosmetic injectables can be compared to the tools you use for makeup, such as highlighters and contour palettes. However, instead of applying them with a brush, they are administered using a needle making the results longer lasting and your makeup looking much more flawless with a much smoother canvas.

There are different types of cosmetic injectables available out there, but the most popular ones are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers

In fact, these two are so popular that last 2021, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers were being done over 7.3 million times and 5.3 million times worldwide respectively – making them the top 2 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures during the said year. 

Additionally, Ultimate Injectable Moisturisers (also known as Bioremodelling injectables) are also a popular choice especially when it comes to dramatically improving skin hydration.

Is it possible to achieve longer lasting contour using cosmetic injectables?

Absolutely! Cosmetic injectables can actually work wonders when it comes to sculpting the face and getting it closer to what many consider as the “ideal” shape—the oval face shape or the inverted triangle shape.

These face shapes have been known as the ideal face shape for women. This is because it is often associated with balanced proportions and symmetry, as well as achieving structure and angles while still maintaining softness and femininity. Celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Emma Watson all possess this highly coveted face shape. 

In a 2019 study conducted by Farolch-Prats and Nome-Chamorro, several facial contouring treatment strategies can be performed basing on the 6 basic categories of facial shapes. 

Based on our experience with all the lovely clients we’ve had at the Luxe Lips Clinic, we’ve also incorporated some extra strategies that have really made a difference.

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Enhancing the Round Face

If you have a round face, you possess what they call a “baby face”. Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, and Ariel Winter are some of the beautiful women who possess this particular face shape.

This study highlights that typically, a round face features a gently curved jawline, a shorter chin, a rounded hairline, and a relatively full forehead – making the eyes, mouth, and nose appear closely to one another. 

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections: A round face shape typically lacks definition in the upper facial area. Through anti-wrinkle injections, the muscles responsible for pulling the eyebrows downward and inward can be relaxed. This allows the eyebrows to be lifted and arched, creating a more defined and elongated appearance. 
  • Cheek fillers: Cheek fillers can have a slimming effect to the face depending on where the fillers are injected. 

To achieve a slimming effect with cheek fillers, it’s crucial to have a skilled cosmetic injector who knows precisely where to place the filler in the cheek area. Injecting the filler in the wrong spot could lead to an undesirable puffy appearance, which we definitely want to avoid, especially for round faces.

  • Chin fillers: Round faces often have chins that are relatively flatter, shorter, and less pointy. To achieve a more feminine look, we aim to create a pointier chin. This can be accomplished through the use of chin fillers, which help to increase the length, enhance projection, and create a more sculpted and refined chin. 
  • Jaw slimming and Jaw Contouring:  To create a more oval face shape, the masseter muscles may be relaxed to slim down the face. Meanwhile, to  add more angular structure and neutralise the roundness of the lower face, some jawline contouring might be necessary.

Please make sure to wait 4-6 weeks after your Jaw Slimming has been done to provide sufficient time for the jaw to slim down and to avoid looking boxy after the jawline contouring.

  • Russian Lip Technique: This helps you achieve plump but still natural-looking lips. This can draw attention to the lips and divert attention away from the roundness of the face, providing a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Enhancing the Square Face

If you have a square face, you possess a boxy or angular face. Typically, a square face has a strong and angular jawline, along with a forehead that is approximately the same width as the jaw. 

Celebrities like Zendaya, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sandra Bullock are stunning examples of individuals who rock the square face shape.

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections: Since a square face shape typically features a strong and angular jawline, relaxing the masseter muscles (the muscles responsible for clenching and grinding the jaw) through anti-wrinkle injections can help soften the appearance of the jawline and create a gentler contour.
  • Cheek fillers: Square faces typically have strong cheekbones.  To soften this angular look on your face, cheek fillers can be used.. This will give you a fresh and lifted look

Please note that the proper placement of filler in the cheek area is crucial to achieve the desired softening effect. To ensure optimal results, it is highly recommended that you entrust your treatment to a skilled and experienced cosmetic injector.

  • Chin fillers: A square face shape can sometimes have a more pronounced and angular chin. Chin fillers help soften the angularity of the chin harmonising it with the rest of the facial features.
  • Jaw slimming: The jaw can be slimmed down by relaxing the masseter muscles which form the bulk of the lower face or the jawline. With this treatment, the masseter muscles are relaxed and shrunk over a period of time, usually 4-6 weeks.
  • Russian Lip Technique: We highly recommend the Russian Lip Technique as this will help draw attention inwards to the centre of your face. It will also take the focus away from your jawline. Remember that the main aim is to create angular structures without any single feature standing out too much.

Enhancing the Triangle Face

If you have a triangle face, you possess a pear-shaped face. You typically have a a narrower forehead and your face widens gradually towards the jawline.

This widening of the lower face, also known as jowling, can occur as a result of natural ageing or significant weight loss. This phenomenon can lead to a noticeable drooping or sagging of the face.

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Temple and cheek fillers: Triangle faces typically have a narrower forehead and wider jawline. Injecting fillers in the temples and cheeks volumises the temples and giving a lifted look to the cheeks thus creating a youthful look.
  • Chin fillers: Triangle faces often have a more pronounced and angular jawline. Chin fillers will help to create a more balanced appearance by extending the chin and counteracting the wider jawline.
  • Jaw Slimming and Jaw Contouring: Slimming the jawline can help reduce the width of the lower face and bring it into better proportion with the upper face. This can soften the angularity of the jawline and create a more oval face shape.

Meanwhile, to minimise the jowling, jawline contouring can be also done to give the lower face more structure.

  • Ultimate Injectable Moisturisers: To enhance the treatment of jowling, we can take it a step further and improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin by utilizing Ultimate Injectable Moisturisers. This works by tightening and rejuvenating your skin.
  • Tear Trough Fillers: Jowling can cause your under-eye area to appear dark and hollow. Adding fillers to your tear trough area can improve the appearance of tiredness, rejuvenating the entire mid-face region.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections: To balance the features of a triangle face, highlighting the upper third of the face is also important. To do this, we can relax the muscles that pull the eyebrows down through anti-wrinkle injections. This results to a more lifted forehead which balances the width of the jawline.

Jowling can also cause a downturned smile, which can give the impression of sadness beyond what you genuinely feel. Anti-wrinkle injections can help invert this downturned smile to create a more radiant appearance.

  • Jawline Contouring: To effectively lift and discreetly conceal the appearance of jowls, jawline contouring may be done to create more definition and structure.

Enhancing the Inverted Triangle Face

This face shape possessed by the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon really captures that sought-after “triangle of youth.” It’s already pretty close to the ideal, so there isn’t much to do here. 

However, there are times when the jawline may lose some of its definition. That’s when it’s a good idea to have a chat with a cosmetic injector who can give your whole face a thorough assessment. They’ll help you figure out how we can enhance and bring out the best in the features you already have.

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Cheek fillers and jawline fillers:  Since this shape is characterized by a wider forehead and narrower jawline, treatment should focus on the mid and lower part of the face. Enhancing the cheek and jaw areas with dermal fillers helps to visually balance the facial proportions and draw attention to the lower part of the face, creating a more symmetrical and attractive appearance. 

Enhancing the Rectangle Face

A rectangle face shape typically has a face that is longer than it is wide, with straight sides and a defined jawline. Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Sandra Oh proudly showcase the captivating rectangle face shape.

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections: Since this face shape is characterized by a longer face length and a strong, angular jawline, we must draw attention to the eyes and forehead by lifting the forehead area through anti-wrinkle injections. 

By highlighting the upper face, it can balance the length of the face and divert attention from the strong jawline.

To soften the jawline, anti-wrinkle injections can be used in the masseter muscles. By relaxing these muscles, they become less prominent, reducing the squareness of the jawline and creating a more rounded and balanced look

  • Chin and Cheek Fillers: To reduce the rectangular appearance and achieve a softer look, the cheeks and chin can be treated with dermal fillers.This can help to soften the length of the face and add more contour, reducing the rectangular appearance. The goal is to make the chin pointier without elongating it.
  • Russian Lip Technique: This helps you achieve plump but still natural-looking lips creating a more rounded appearance. This can counterbalance the angularity of a rectangle face shape and bring a sense of harmony to the overall facial structure.

Enhancing the Oblong Face

The oblong face and rectangle face can share some similarities. However, the vertical length of the oblong face is more pronounced, giving it a slender and stretched-out look. Liv Tyler beautifully embodies the distinctive features of this particular face shape.

Enhancement can involve facial contouring through:

  • Temple fillers: An oblong face shape might have hollow areas in the temples (empty temporal fossa), which is why temple fillers can help to add volume and fill those areas. By addressing the hollow temples, it adds width to the upper face, which can help balance out the length of the oblong face shape.
  • Cheek fillers: Enhancing the cheeks helps to add width and create more balance in the mid-face area, which can soften the elongated appearance of the oblong face.
  • Jawline fillers: The jaw areas will also be targeted for treatment. Injecting dermal fillers in these areas helps to highlight and define the jawline. This can add more structure and contour to the lower face.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections: By adding emphasis to the upper face and creating a broader appearance, it helps to balance out the length of the oblong face shape.
  • Russian Lip Technique: By adding volume to the lips, the Russian lip technique can draw attention to this central facial feature, diverting focus from the elongated shape of the face.

Are these treatments safe?

Skilled injectors know how to use dermal fillers efficiently, making them capable of achieving an ideal result that maintains a natural-looking appearance. They are able to do so because of their deep understanding of facial anatomy. 

With the right amount of filler, exaggerated results are prevented, letting patients experience an “overall improvement in self-esteem and better self-perception.” (Braccini, et al., 2021). 

So, for as long as you’re having your treatments in a trusted clinic, you’re assured the procedure is done with utmost care.

We understand that you want to feel effortlessly beautiful every day, without the need for constant touch-ups or a lengthy beauty routine. You deserve to wake up with a confidence that radiates from within, embracing your unique beauty in all its unfiltered glory. 

With cosmetic injectable treatmets, you won’t be needing to wash off your confidence before you go to bed. Just like your unwavering spirit, you’ll have it with you every minute of every day.

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Find the right treatment for you | Cosmetic Injectables Melbourne

Cosmetic injectable treatments are highly personalised procedures. Trusted clinics like Luxe Lips are professionally trained to help you identify the right treatment plan for you based on your facial needs and your personal beauty goals.

Truly, achieving facial harmony and balance is an art and a science in itself – it requires a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, as well as an eye for aesthetics and beauty.

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