The forehead is a very commonly treated area with antiwrinkles but very neglected and undertreated when it comes to recontouring, rejuvenation and revolumisation. However, the forehead plays a relevant role in our upper portion of the face. To ensure facial harmony, it is imperative that the forehead is assessed as part of the total face assessment.
With genetic predisposition, some of us may have concave forehead which can be quite masculinising. The frontal concavity also disrupts the youthful contour of the forehead and changes the light reflection, resulting in a more ageing appearance of the upper face.
WHY FOREHEAD FILLER?
Whilst forehead filler is typically more commonly requested procedure amongst Asian patients, forehead filler may also be considered to recontour and rejuvenate a mature forehead with concavity due to volume loss.
This procedure helps to improve the shape of the forehead and/or address the signs of ageing. Flatness or depressed forehead can also look masculine. In females, a soft and convex shape is ideal so if forehead depression is significant, we can feminise the face and forehead with dermal filler. In the contrary, if we add softness and curvatures to a male forehead, which is naturally slightly concave in shape, we will dilute the masculinity and dominance of a male face – this is ideal for patients who prefer a gender-fluid appearance or are undergoing gender reassignment.
OUR APPROACH & DESIGN
The size of an ideal forehead is determined by other proportions of the facial compartments – the middle section (midface) and lower section (lower face). Other factors including gender, ethnicity and cultural perceptions also need to be considered.
To feminise and beautify, dermal filler can be used to recontour and reshape the forehead into a gentler convex. A fuller forehead may also result in a more lifted eyebrow appearance. Even though men generally are genetically built with a concave forehead, if the concavity is too severe, it may also portray hostility and angriness which some may prefer to soften to give a friendlier social perception.
As part of volume loss due to the ageing process, the upper third of the face may look ageing due to increased prominence of the bone ridges, deflation of the forehead compartment and drooping of the eyebrows.