Been "sad emoji-ing" your way through the past quarter because of a streak of bad luck?
Here's a suggestion the next time you're getting comfy on your clinic’s couch: Consider filling in the blanks of your facial craters and cavities with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers — a judicious jab or two may even lead you down a more lucky lane in life.
To wit, a study by pharmaceutical firm Merz Aesthetics found an overall increase in inquiries for injectables at the temples, an area particularly prone to caving in and creating well, depressing depressions.
Aesthetic appeal aside, the authors surmise that this surge can be attributed to the association between a “full” forehead and fortune in Chinese culture. Who knew?!
To temper your temples (and your life), senior consultant plastic surgeon Dr Marcus Wong of Wong’s Plastic Surgery Centre recommends a more malleable HA filler like Belotero Volume, which works like putty in plugging pockmarks, sans lumps and bumps. “The aim is to iron out any unevenness that can cast unflattering shadows in silhouette,” notes Dr Wong.
"You’ll be lifting your spirits by lifting your skin, so there’s really no harm in setting your sights on being the squadmate with the 'fullest' face in your next weekend #wefie!"
As for downtime, expect minimal bruising, although you may want to schedule your fix a day or two before the weekend, so as to appear more-or-less fit for public viewing the following work-week (some concealer is par for the course, too).
And since we’re already knee-deep in the misty waters of mysticism, feng shui fanatics may also be piqued by this “nosy” nugget from famed face reader Lillian Too, who says that posh people really do have their “noses in the air” — ergo, a high arch on your honker means a cushy career with lots of moolah. The solution to a stumpy snout? Again, HA fillers are your best bet for a more proportionate (and prosperous) profile.
You’ll be lifting your spirits by lifting your skin, so there’s really no harm in setting your sights on being the squadmate with the "fullest" face in your next weekend #wefie. Lots of luck in fighting the good fight against gravity!