The perfect angle is critical when taking a selfie – or when posing for any picture for that matter. Many times we take pictures over and over just to find the right angle, to show our best side, and to minimize the imperfections that we see in our reflection.


What if there was a way to clean up a few of those imperfections and add to the numbers of angles we feel comfortable with?


As Asians, we tend to have facial features that can make profiles or different angles seem less appealing than others. Examples of this include the flatter forehead, weaker chin, and lower bridge of the nose. This doesn’t mean we are unattractive though! It can simply bring light to some of those little imperfections that we notice.


Because of these features, procedures such as rhinoplasty and chin implants have become a popular choice for some Asians. These are fairly invasive and extreme measures, and quite permanent. There are other ways to add some contour to the face if you aren’t ready to take the plunge into a full reconstructive situation.


Fillers and Botox


Botox is an injection made up of a neurotoxin that blocks movement in the muscles by relaxing the nerves associated with those muscles. The results from a Botox injection will typically last up to six months, and will need to be reapplied at that point. This is a great option if you are looking for an impermanent way to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and some other facial imperfections, among other uses. Recovery time after getting Botox injections is minimal.


There are several different types of fillers available depending on the type of outcome you are looking for. Typically fillers are used to increase volume and provide additional contour in different parts of the face.  The effects from this type of treatment can last from months to even years. Again, the great thing about these type of treatments extends to the minimal time required to recover.


So there is hope for that perfect photo in more cases if you are not pleased with all of your angles, and surgery isn’t your only option. It is important to talk with your facial specialist to determine what type of treatment is best for your situation.