How Can I Make my Face Look Softer? (photo)

Hi, I have a harsh, angular lower face. Is there any non surgical proceedures I can use to soften its appearance? Also, my chin seems to carry fat underneath but on closer inspection it feels like muscle can something be done for this? I am 24 years old. I guess I just want non surgical ways to look more feminine. Would a liquid nose job be able to sharpen my nose? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Botox for softening facial features

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As others have mentioned, tapering your jawline and softening the angles of your jaw by receiving masseter reduction with Botox, will help to feminize the lower third of your face.  An area that will also benefit from Botox is your periorbital or brow/eye area.  Your brows are showing some heaviness along with your upper lids.  Botox can be used to lift your brows and give you a slightly more feminine shape.  

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ho to soften a face

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 agree with a lot of what the others have said. I would put a little filler in the temples, narrow  jawline with botox and put some filler in cheeks to give them more definition. Something else that I think would change your appearance a lot is a good hair style. A side part and a shorter cut would change your look. 

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
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"Softening" a women's face to look more feminine with dermal fillers and Botox

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What you want to try to achieve is an upside down egg shape to the face.  To do this in your case, I would fill the temples with dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm, and then slim the lower face with Botox in the masseters.  Adding filler to the tear troughs would help too.

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Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Facial rejuvenation with fillers

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Soft tissue fillers can be a good alternative for facial rejuventation especially in a younger patient.  The filler can be injected into the medial tear trough as well as the upper portion of the cheek to help to blend the transition zone between the lower eyelid and the thicker skin of the upper cheek.

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How Can I Make my Face Look Softer?

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 Looking at the photos provided, the face appears more round than heart-shaped which is the most desired feminine facial shape.  While Botox could reduce the Masster size, I personally do not believe that this would make your face appear softer and more feminine. The major facial feature that is capable of softening the female face is the cheek.  The cheeks should be round, yet defined.  Your face appears to have significant excess fat that obscures the cheek shape.  This can be removed using micro-liposuction.  Your nose, jawline and neck area should be left alone in my opinion.  

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Feminine jawline

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Botulinum toxin in the masseter muscle can soften the angle of the jaw. If you're a teeth grinder, or like to chew lots of gum, hard foods, or nuts, cutting back on those activities will also help reduce the size of your masseter muscle. Drawing attention to the upper/middle face is another way accentuate feminine features, and filler in the temporal region can help sculpt the face. Regardless of the procedure, an experienced injector is a must.

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Botox Can Make Your Face Look More Feminine

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By relaxing your masseter muscles, Botox can make your lower face look softer and more feminine. It can also be used to create a little brow lift, which will give you a more youthful look and reveal more of your eyes. If the under-chin heaviness is due to fat, Kybella or CoolSculpting's CoolMini will remove it. To soften your face further, I'd recommend some hyaluronic fillers in the temple area as well. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist who is an expert in Botox. 

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Fillers Make Your Face Look More Feminine

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You have an overdeveloped brow and masseter muscle that are making your face look heavy. You can relax the masseter with Botox, lift the brow with Botox, and fill in volume loss on the temples and cheeks with Voluma, Sculptra, and other injectables. You can't really make your nose look sharper with an injectable, but Botox would let it lift slightly. I am not sure about your under-chin area, as you suspect it may be muscle, not fat. You would need to be evaluated for Kybella or CoolSculpting. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out how injectable fillers and neuromodulators can give you the softer, more feminine look you desire.

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Nonsurgical Ways to Soften Your Face

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There are a variety of different nonsurgical options that can give you a softer look. Botox can soften your jawline and lift your brow. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can build up your cheeks and fill in your tear troughs and temples. Botox needs to be repeated every three to four months. Fillers can last from 6 to 18 months depending on which type is chosen and where it is injected. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist who has expertise in sculpting the face with dermal fillers and Botox.

Botox Can “Soften” the Face

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Botox injected in your masseter muscle will relax it so that it doesn't look so clenched and bulked up. This will have a definite feminizing effect on your face. Botox can also lift your brow slightly, which will make your eyes look larger. Botox can also be used to relax the muscle that is drawing your nose down slightly, though it will do nothing to sharpen the tip. If the bulk under your chin is caused by fat, not muscle, Kybella is a terrific way to get rid of it for good. Finally, as mentioned by others, hyaluronic-acid fillers can even out the troughs under your eyes and replenish volume in your temple to produce a more flattering curve to your face. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist who is expert in Botox and dermal fillers.

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