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Introduction to Facial Asymmetry
People often search for cosmetic treatments to correct facial asymmetry in Philadelphia. It is very common for certain facial features to be slightly asymmetrical, and this can create a feeling of frustration and a need for improvement. Our treatments can restore visible symmetry in the facial features as well as balance and harmony to the face.
What Is Facial Asymmetry?
Facial Asymmetry Correction Techniques
Correction of facial asymmetry can be done using a variety of techniques, and the method utilized depends on each patient’s unique facial anatomy and treatment goals. During your consultation with Dr. Tina Ho, she will examine your facial features and discuss with you your aesthetic goals to help determine your ideal treatment options.
Jawline Botox: In some people, facial asymmetry arises due to overuse of the jaw muscles or masseter muscles. When a person uses one side of their jaw more or clenches it unconsciously, that side develops stronger muscles that are visibly larger and squarer, resulting in asymmetry of the lower face.
With Botox masseter treatment, Botox is injected into the muscle on the side of the jaw that appears larger. Injecting Botox into the masseter muscle blocks nerve signals to the muscle, helping it relax. This in turn allows the muscle to shrink back down, bringing harmony to both sides and improving the overall appearance of the jawline. To learn more about Botox masseter injections, click here.
Botox Injections: Besides the jawline, Botox can be utilized to help resolve facial asymmetry in other areas of the face. Dr. Tina Ho routinely injects Botox in a customized approach tailored to the individual patient’s facial anatomy to correct asymmetric wrinkle lines, brow asymmetry, eye aperture asymmetry, and lip asymmetry. These small and nuanced treatments create subtle results that are impactful for the patient.
Dermal Filler Injections: Filler treatment with Juvederm, Restylane, Merz, or RHA fillers is a wonderful procedure for restoring facial symmetry and balance with no downtime and immediate results. Dermal fillers can improve volume, projection, and definition in areas of the face that appear more deficient compared to the other side. Dr. Tina Ho commonly performs filler injections to the cheeks and rest of midface and jawline to help correct any asymmetries in the face. To learn more about dermal fillers, click here.
Facial Asymmetry Treatment Aftercare
There may be a minor degree of swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites, but these will only be temporary.
Patients can see visible results immediately after the procedure or within a couple days. Results last several months or even longer depending on the chosen product. After the results fade, patients can return for maintenance treatment.
How Much Does Facial Asymmetry Treatment Cost?
Surgical Options for Facial Asymmetry
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
Dr. Ho did a very nice job on my face. I am over the moon happy with my results! She has a very direct, honest approach without pushing any agenda. She is super knowledgeable and understands the nuances of facial anatomy. She will let you know how to achieve your goals the most efficient and effective way possible while remaining cognizant of one’s budget. She was super patient with me and guided me along the processes of my procedures. I will definitely be returning to Dr. Ho for future procedures.
– Khailiah Canada