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Facial Contouring

What is facial contouring?

Facial contouring is a cosmetic enhancement technique that involves reshaping certain areas of the face to create a more well-defined, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The goal of facial contouring is to highlight the natural bone structure of the face and features and to create a more balanced and proportionate face shape and features.

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are employed to make subtle but precise adjustments to key facial features such as the eyes, cheeks, nose and chin. By combining medical expertise together with artistry and advanced technology, facial contouring helps bring out a patient’s unique beauty by restoring balance and harmony to the face.

Factors that affect aesthetic appearance include facial symmetry, skin texture and tone, the balance of features, and the proportion of features such as eyes, nose and chin.

The main benefit of facial contouring is that it helps to subtly change and reshape your facial contours to restore symmetry and balance to your face. Facial contouring can reduce signs of aging, correct facial asymmetries and improve skin tone and texture. Facial contouring can also improve self-confidence and make you look more youthful and vibrant.

Facial contouring procedures vary in complexity and technique depending on your desired outcome. Dr. Devorah Shagalov is a cosmetic dermatologist with the expertise to create and restore a more youthful appearance using noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures.

Nonsurgical facial contouring procedures involve the use of injectable fillers, neuromodulators, threads, lasers and radio-frequency technology. These treatments are designed to enhance areas of your face such as the nose, chin, cheeks, jawline and around the eyes. The most popular non-invasive facial contouring treatments include Botox injections for wrinkles, dermal fillers for volume, laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and radiofrequency treatments for skin tightening. Each of these treatments can be used individually or in combination to provide a more youthful look.

  • Dermal fillers: These are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to add volume to certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and temples. Strategically placed they can create a more youthful appearance.
  • Botox injections: Botox is a form of neurotoxin that can be injected into the muscles of the face to relax wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to reshape the face by reducing muscle activity in certain areas, such as the jaw, around the mouth, eyes and the forehead.
  • Microneedling: a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure that restores a smoother, tighter and more even-toned skin removing sun damage, acne scars and other skin imperfections.

Risks and side effects include infection, pain, swelling, nerve damage, scarring, and changes in skin sensation. It is important to discuss all of the potential risks with Dr. Shagalov prior to undergoing any type of facial contouring procedure.

Each individual’s needs and goals are unique. At your consultation with Dr. Devorah Shagalov she will review your medical history, evaluate your skin and features and take photos. She will also listen to your goals and expectations. Then, she will craft a personalized treatment plan and explain how it will address your needs and goals.

It’s important to understand that some of these procedures are not permanent solutions and require touch-up or further treatment after a certain period of time. It’s also important to have realistic expectations and be aware of any risks or side effects associated with the procedure you are interested in.

In summary, facial contouring is a cosmetic enhancement technique that can be used to reshape certain areas of the face to create a more defined, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing look.

Dr. Devorah Shagalov is a board-certified dermatologist and Miami’s leading cosmetic dermatologist. Contact her office to schedule a consultation to learn how facial contouring can restore a radiant and youthful rejuvenation. Biscayne Dermatology is located in Midtown Miami on the border of Edgewater and Wynwood a few blocks from the Design District, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.

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Dr. Devorah Shagalov

  • Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
  • Recipient of numerous dermatology awards
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