In this modern world, it’s now recognised that men would like to look good just as much as women do. Everyone has the right to like what they see in the mirror, and non-surgical treatments now mean that the ideal male facial structure can be achieved through dermal fillers. Dermal fillers were popularised by the feminine restructuring of lips they perform, of which Allison Jeffery has been noted for on many occasions, but they are a very diverse treatment capable of treating the male face too. How do dermal fillers achieve structuring and contouring, and where are they placed in the male face?
The ideal masculine facial structure
The ideal masculine facial structure is typically angular and strong. High cheekbones, a prominent chin sometimes with a cleft, and an angular jawline are all common traits of an attractive male face. The ideal male cheekbone begins high, almost towards the ear, and extends further down the face than the female cheekbone. The jawline is often more angular and stronger than the rounder, softer jaw of the female face, too.
How dermal fillers work
Dermal fillers are a temporary injectable treatment that are placed beneath the surface of the skin in your soft tissue. They are a gel-like substance that contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring protein in the skin that is essential to volume and firmness. This treatment literally ‘fills’ the treatment area, creating structure and contour in soft tissue that is perhaps lacking it. As well as it being well-know that dermal fillers help structure the lips, a treatment popular with female patients, it can also successfully restructure areas like the chin and jaw.
Areas to treat for masculine facial structure
Dermal fillers are suitable to treat all three of the key masculine facial areas:
- Cheeks and cheekbones
- Chin (whether making it more prominent or slightly cleft)
- Soft tissue lines and folds in the mid-face
Careful consideration needs to be taken in how dermal fillers are placed in these areas. Too much or too little will result in an asymmetrical face. When selecting who will perform your treatment, always seek an experienced practitioner who understands the structures of the face on a deeper level.
The ageing male face
The signs of ageing are visible in the skin for both men and women, though women do tend to see them first due to their skin composition. However, loss of structure in the soft tissue of the cheeks can cause nose-to-mouth lines. These appear as folds of skin and lines through your soft tissue that appear to section off your jowls and cheeks. Many men feel that these lines prematurely age them and opt for dermal fillers to soften their prominence. Equally, anti-wrinkle treatments can be used to soften expressive lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and lessening the crow’s feet.