Facial Asymmetry Causes and Treatment

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Everyone has some degree of facial asymmetry. The features on either side of your face probably look more like siblings than twins. One eyebrow may be higher than the other, or one nasolabial fold might be deeper than the opposite side. However, you may feel self-conscious if your facial asymmetry is very pronounced.

Fortunately, there are ways to improve the balance and harmony of your face. Dr. Sean Patel believes in making facial asymmetry less noticeable without erasing it. Below, you’ll learn what likely caused an imbalance between your features and how we can correct it at Miami Skin & Vein.  

Common Causes of Facial Asymmetry

Woman in Miami with facial asymmetry Genetics play a major role in facial development and are often responsible for an asymmetrical appearance. There’s a good chance that you inherited certain imbalanced features from your family.

Beyond what you’re born with, there are lifestyle and environmental factors that can influence your facial symmetry. These factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Aging
  • Dental work such as a tooth extraction
  • Sun damage
  • Injury or trauma

Facial asymmetry is usually an aesthetic concern. However, new, pronounced asymmetry can be a sign of a serious medical condition. For example, facial drooping that comes on suddenly is one of the most recognizable indicators of a stroke.

Dermal Fillers for Facial Asymmetry

A dermal filler with a soft formula, such as Restylane® Defyne, can be a great option for improving facial asymmetry. Dr. Patel frequently uses this hyaluronic acid filler in his practice to correct volume-related imbalances.

If one of your cheeks is flatter than the other, Dr. Patel can place more filler in that side. The same goes for treating uneven nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Dr. Patel will use more filler on the deeper lines for a smooth, even result.

Lips are another commonly asymmetric area. One side of your mouth may be longer or more defined than the other. Your upper lip may be disproportionately larger than your bottom lip. All of these concerns can be corrected with fillers at Miami Skin & Vein.

Treating Uneven Facial Features with BOTOX®

Sometimes, facial asymmetry is the result of overactive muscles pulling things out of balance. When that happens, injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can help restore order. These treatments work by relaxing certain muscles and letting other muscles step in.

Uneven eyebrows can be a problem when the muscles that raise and lower them are imbalanced. If one eyebrow is higher than the other, injecting BOTOX® or Dysport can bring it down to the proper level. This approach often opens up the eye area and can improve the look of uneven eyelids as well.

Having imbalanced masseter muscles is another common concern. The masseter connects your lower jaw to your cheek. One side can become significantly larger than the other if you favor that side when chewing or grinding your teeth. Thankfully, Dr. Patel can treat the bigger side with more product to create a balanced result.

I have been treating with Dr. Patel for the past two years with Dysport. He is amazing! I had Bell's palsy many years ago which left my face asymmetrical. Dr. Patel is a perfectionist. He takes his time analyzing the best treatment for me and making sure he injects the right amount of Dysport in each side my face to balance my appearance. I am so happy with the results. – Patient Review

Improve Your Facial Harmony Today

If you are bothered by facial asymmetry, call 786-618-5039 today to schedule your consultation or treatment session at Miami Skin & Vein. Dr. Patel will match you with a non-surgical service that can help you achieve your goals. We serve Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.