The Mathematics of Beauty – Dermal Fillers
“An attractive face is characterized by smooth, round contours, respecting balance, proportions, and providing a soft lifted look.”
– Dr. David Owers
There is indeed a science of ‘all things beautiful’ in nature. The divine proportion, represented by the Greek letter phi, and equals 1:1.618. The divine proportion is also known as the golden mean, golden proportion, golden ratio or golden number.
This magical number, phi, occurs naturally in the world around us, and can be found in many things such as the pattern of a sunflower head, the spiral of a Nautilus shell, the petals of a rose, the spiral of a Ram’s horn or the curling waves breaking along the beach. This golden number has also presented itself in music written by the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach.
When it comes to beauty and the human face, Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci used the divine proportion in their paintings and sculptures to achieve beauty and balance. It may also explain why some of da Vinci’s most well known paintings – the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Vitruvian Man are thought to be “timeless.”
The Golden Ratio, or Phi, is more than an obscure term found in mathematics and physics. It appears around us in our daily lives, even in our aesthetic views. Studies have shown that when test subjects view random faces, the ones they deem most attractive are those with solid parallels to the Golden ratio. Faces judged as the most attractive show Golden ratio proportions between the width of the face and the width of the eyes, nose, and eyebrows. The test subjects weren’t mathematicians or physicists familiar with phi — they were just average people, and the Golden ratio elicited an instinctual reaction. Dr. Owers applies the same mathematics of the Golden Ratio when working with his clients.
As we age, facial fat loss, gravity, and loss of the skin’s natural elasticity conspire to reverse the original inverted triangle of more youthful facial proportions. This leads to a narrower, less youthful forehead and temple area, and a wider, heavier jawline and lower face.
Fortunately, Dr. Owers can restore one’s balance and proportions, thus re-volumizing and re-contouring the aging face for a fuller, softer, more youthful appearance. This will help recapture facial volume that age and weight loss can diminish. With Belotero, Juvederm(including Voluma), and Radiesse, you can enjoy a smoother more youthful appearance and regain that timeless, elegant beauty.
Natural Face Recontouring without Surgery
Belotero and Juvederm (and Voluma), are injectible hyaluronic volumizers that recontour to restore areas of the face that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. Radiesse is a calcium-based filler that is also natural to the body, providing similar results to Belotero and Juvederm. Immediately after treatment, you should notice that your facial contours appear fuller and rounder – giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance. The product will still need a settling in period whereby its appearance refines itself and modulates into a more final appearance as it integrates with your own skin matrix.
Depending on your choice of treatment you may notice a return of the soft, full cheeks, and firm, high cheekbones of youth, a refreshing re-volumisation of the mid or lower face, and a marked return of the smooth jowls and jawline and the firm chin of youth.
Enjoy increased confidence with Dermal Fillers
Perhaps the best indicator of the advantages and benefits of treatment with dermal fillers is the level to which those who have used it enjoy their results. A clinical study demonstrated that at a year after treatment, all study participants rated their results as positive!
Similarly, the vast majority of study participants indicated that they would recommend treatment with dermal fillers to others based on their own experience of feeling more attractive, with better self-esteem and greater confidence.