Beauty standards have long been in existence since before we know it. But over the years, it has changed countless times. Largely formed by societal perception, beauty standards vary by culture and continue to affect every individual in the world.
Let’s take the Korean beauty standard as an example. When the Korean Wave, also known as ‘Hallyu Wave’, landed on our shores, most Asians especially Malaysians began to find inspiration in it to beautify themselves. It’s almost like a beauty trend but has since lasted until today.
Generally, there are several types of face shapes – round, oval, square, heart, and diamond. With the rise of the Hallyu wave in the entertainment industry, the hype over a new type of face shape began to make its entry. And that is the V-shaped face.
Genetics play a role in determining the shape of your face, so you’ll have a face shape that’s similar to either one or both of your parents. Not only that, but gender also determines your face shape, which is why men and women have slight differences in their face shape.
What is a V-shaped face?
As the name suggests, a V shape face is defined as having an oval-shaped face which ends with a sharp chin and well-defined jawline. With such a face shape, it helps to give you a more youthful and feminine look while accentuating your facial features.
What makes this face shape so desirable in Malaysia is because it’s a rare feat to achieve, unless you’re born with it.
5 ways to achieve V-shaped face without surgery
If you aren’t blessed with this face shape, there are some things you can do to achieve it including going for cosmetic surgery. But before that, here are some ways you can try to help you get that V shape face.
Exilis is a non-invasive treatment that uses both ultrasound and radiofrequency to tighten and reduce fat deposits under the skin, especially at your jawline. This treatment works to heat up the deeper layers of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. It’s also a treatment with minimal downtime, making it a popular ‘lunchtime treatment’.
Short for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, this treatment uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production for firmer, tighter skin. It works to heat the tissue and cause cellular damage, enhancing the skin’s natural rejuvenation. The energy can be focused on a specific area underneath the skin to give you the desired outcome.
This procedure uses bio-compatible and absorbable threads to lift and sculpt your face shape. The threads inserted into your face works to provide structure to your facial tissues and stimulate collagen production. As the threads have long been used for surgical sutures, you can rest assured that this minimally invasive procedure is safe for your V-shape facelift.
Fillers are chemicals that usually contain hyaluronic acid, which is injected into the deeper layers of the skin to help refine the targeted area. It works to plump up sunken areas of your face while sculpting and reshaping it. While it’s a simpler procedure compared to other facial reshaping treatments, regular follow-ups may be required for optimal results.
Botox is a naturally-purified protein that works to temporarily disrupt the release of acetylcholine, which sends signals from your nerve cells to other cells. The injection of botox into your skin prevents your jaw muscles from contracting, making it less stiff. At the same, it works to reduce wrinkles and diminish fine lines.
Is V-shaped face treatment legal in Malaysia?
Considering how dermal fillers and botox are injectables used in some facial treatments, only trained and qualified medical professionals are authorised to practise it, as stipulated by the Malaysian Health Ministry. The aesthetic physician should also have a Letter of Privileging and Credentialling (LCP) licence as proof of their service credibility.
For medical professionals who wish to practise medical aesthetics, they must complete a programme to be able to apply for the licence. Should you require such a facial treatment, be sure to take note of their licence and service credibility. That way, you can avoid being used as a guinea pig in your journey to achieve a V-shaped face.