When it comes to aesthetic medicine, we’re seeking balance, not perfect symmetry. Achieving facial balance means helping your features work together holistically so you feel like the most youthful, rested version of YOU.
We can boost balance by strategically using dermal fillers to contour, rejuvenate, and volumize specific areas of the face. Keep reading to learn more about the art and science of Facial Balancing with injectables and if this treatment might be right for you.
Understanding Facial Balance
Facial balance refers to the delicate equilibrium between the different facial features. Through the normal aging process, as we lose collagen, fat, and bone density, areas of the face can become less voluminous. Common areas of concern include the cheeks, temples, and chin area. We can restore volume and firmness through injectables to support the intrinsic harmony of the face.
What is Facial Balancing treatment?
Facial Balancing means using injectables to treat multiple areas of the face to achieve a holistic, harmonious, and renewed look. Ultimately, Facial Balancing is all about using the right products in the right places to achieve that subtle glow-up.
To achieve optimal facial balance, we use dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. HA is a humectant (a substance that attracts water) naturally found in the body and skin. When we inject HA filler, we can restore balance to the face by providing volume, shape, and structure.
We may also use biostimulatory fillers, like Sculptra, to help with Facial Balancing. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance that stimulates fibroblasts in your skin to create new collagen. Unlike HA fillers, Sculptra doesn’t give immediate volumizing results, but instead provides gradual rejuvenation over time.
It’s important to know that everyone’s Facial Balancing treatment will look different because each patient’s anatomy and aging is unique. How your injector decides to perform Facial Balancing and what types of fillers they use depends on various factors, including patient treatment history, goals and concerns, age, skin type, and more.
The Facial Balancing Treatment Process
Because Facial Balancing is so individualized to each patient, it’s important to see an injector that you trust. A skilled injector will always create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. Here’s how you can expect it to work:
- Assessment and Consultation. Your injector should always thoroughly consult with you before treatment to assess your facial features and learn more about your concerns and goals. During this time, you should also be making sure your injector seems trustworthy, experienced, professional, and kind.
- Customized Treatment Plan. After your assessment and consultation, your injector will develop a custom treatment plan just for you. This plan will outline the products to be used, areas of injection, goals for this treatment session, and potentially future treatments.
- Facial Balancing Appointment. During your injectable appointment, your injector will strategically inject filler into specific areas of the face, like the cheeks, jawline, chin, lips, etc.
- Results and Follow-Up. Because HA fillers are instant, you’ll see results immediately. However, keep in mind that swelling and bruising can often occur post-treatment. Your injector will likely want to see you about two weeks post-treatment to assess your settled filler and your satisfaction with the results.
Facial Balancing Treatment Areas
We can use filler in a variety of different areas to achieve the most harmonious result. Here are some of the areas we may treat:
Adding volume to the cheeks can bring vitality back into the face and improve overall facial balance. We can use HA fillers to restore volume in the cheeks.
As we age, it’s common to lose volume in the temple area. Restoring this hollow area with filler, often Sculptra, can help subtly rejuvenate the entire face.
We can use filler in the undereye area to correct dark circles and hollows. This delicate area must be carefully treated in order to achieve best results.
Chin and Jawline
Balancing the chin and jawline area can add contour and shape to the lower face. Adding definition in this area can help balance the profile, too.
We can subtly restore lost volume in the lips to help promote balance, as the lips are an important part of your face when it comes to achieving aesthetic harmony. Lip filler can also help add a boost of hydration to crepey lips.
How long does Facial Balancing last?
Because we typically use HA fillers for Facial Balancing, you can expect treatment results to last approximately 1 to 2 years. The longevity of your treatment may vary depending on the brand, product, and amount of filler used.
Facial Balancing Cost
The cost of Facial Balancing filler varies depending on factors including the amount and specific type of filler used, your location, your injector’s pricing, etc.
To find out more about the cost of Facial Balancing, schedule a Consultation with your local trusted injector. Cult Aesthetics team is here to help you reach your aesthetic goals if you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. You can schedule a Consultation with Cult Aestheticss here.
Facial Balancing Before and After
Take a look at a few Facial Balancing before and after photos of our gorgeous Atlanta Injector patients:
Best Skincare to Use After Facial Balancing Treatment
After your Facial Balancing treatment, you’ll want to keep your skin nourished, hydrated, and protected. Here are a few products we love to use post-injectable treatment:
Nourish & Hydrate: Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum Calming Treatment
Luxury Beauty Serum contains the perfect cocktail of plant oils and extracts to deeply hydrate and nourish. Sunflower seed oil supports your skin’s natural moisture barrier, pomegranate seed oil provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and full spectrum hemp extract calms and soothes.
We love how this lightweight tinted mineral sunscreen comes in four flexible shades to suit a broad range of skin tones. Sunforgettable® Face Shield FLEX contains zinc oxide to shield skin from UV rays and powerful antioxidants like niacinamide to protect from free radicals.
Undereye Protection: Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
Perfect for post-undereye filler treatment, Total Eye® SPF 35 helps revitalize, nourish, and conceal the undereye area. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide give this delicate area ultimate sun protection, and actineyes, a combination of seawater and marine microalgae, helps further protect while reducing skin laxity and supporting collagen health.
Final Thoughts on Facial Balancing with Filler
If you’re considering Facial Balancing with fillers, consult with a qualified and experienced injector who can assess your needs and create a unique treatment plan that aligns with your aesthetic goals.
Remember, achieving facial balance is not about augmenting your features to change who you are; it’s about enhancing your natural beauty and boosting your confidence for years to come.