Traditionally, dermal fillers have predominantly been used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing the signs of ageing. There is now a growing trend, however, towards using fillers to reshape the face, with the goal of creating a desirable contoured appearance.
Dramatic results can be achieved via this non-surgical treatment which draws parallels to the latest make-up trend of facial contouring.
What is Non-surgical Facial Contouring?
Put simply, it is the use of dermal fillers to alter and enhance the contours of the face in order to achieve the desired appearance. This can be done via various filler treatments and is tailored to the individual’s facial anatomy and preferences. The final results have inspired an increasingly popular makeup trend, which uses highlighters and powders to create the illusion of striking facial contours.
Non-surgical facial contouring normally involves 2+ syringes of filler injected into various areas of the face.
The most common areas to be injected are:
- Cheeks – to create definition, provide a ‘lift’ and restore the cheekbone prominence
- Jaw – to create a stronger and more defined jawline
- Chin – to soften jowls and improve proportions in the lower face including correcting for side profile appearances
- Temple – to restore smooth contours and create balance in the upper face
- Lips – to create that irresistible ‘pout’!
The online presence of celebrities and social media influencers is one of the biggest driving factors behind the increasing popularity of these techniques. The aim is to create what is seen by many as the ‘facial ideal’: sharp cheekbones, a slim jaw and overall balance in facial proportions.
Benefits of Non-surgical Facial Recontouring Treatment
Non-surgical facial contouring can produce fantastic results by perfecting facial proportions and enhancing natural beauty. In contrast to invasive procedures, there is little to no recovery time and results are virtually instantaneous. Depending on the areas treated, results can last up to 12 months and treatment is significantly less expensive than the surgical alternatives.
Similar to what can be achieved via expert makeup application but without the daily hassle and time, recontouring with dermal fillers essentially creates a 24/7 Instagram-worthy look.
Our Bespoke Facial Rejuvenation model package offers the choice of 3 individual treatments, with the option of adding more at discounted rates, for a truly tailored contouring experience. Click here to browse our range of treatments and enquire about being a cosmetic model.
Training in Non-surgical Facial Contouring
The growing popularity in facial recontouring has now widened the facial injectables market to encompass a broader client base, including a widening age demographic and an increasing numbers of male clients.
Prior to this shift, dermal filler treatments tended to focus heavily on age related concerns by addressing areas such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. A much larger scope and demand for the use of advanced filler techniques now means the time has never been better to train in this field.
If you are an aesthetic practitioner looking to expand upon your foundational skills, our Advanced Botulinum Toxin® and Dermal Fillers Course will teach you how to expertly perform non-surgical facial contouring. Our advanced course also includes training in a wide range of techniques such as the ‘Nefertiti’ neck lift, correction of masseteric hypertrophy (jaw slimming) and the use of microcannula, among many others.
Taught by facial aesthetics experts, you will practice on live cosmetic models in small groups allowing you to gain experience and confidence in performing a variety of advanced techniques. In addition, you will be provided with lifelong access to our online training materials including our extensive video library demonstrating these procedures in action.
Click here to book your place on our Advanced Botulinum Toxin (sometimes known as Botox®) and Dermal Fillers Course now.