What Is Beauty?

Beauty has been the subject of many songs, stories and wars. There is no perfect answer to the question "what is beauty?". Some say beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Discussions on what or who looks more beautiful have added more paper to the library while the question still remains unanswered.

Scientific research has a very interesting take on the topic. Although it is very difficult to determine who looks more beautiful to a specific person. It is relatively easy to understand what sets apart beautiful from the ordinary. The following are a few broad perspectives that may influence our perception of beauty with regard to the human form. Remember, the object, person or painting is not inherently beautiful or ugly it is how we perceive things that make them seem extraordinary.

Symmetry

The two halves of our body are not identical. Yet they are very similar. So similar in fact that if the similarity is less than 97% it is immediately noticeable. The observer may not be able to pin point the source of the disharmony but this difference is enough to separate beautiful from ordinary.

Asymmetrical face

On the other hand if the two halves are identical to one another the image starts to feel artificial, yet again the source of disharmony may not be easily identifiable. A well balanced left and right halves of our body is an absolute essential for beauty. The similarity should neither be less than 95%-97% nor does it need to be identical.

Symmetrical right and left halves of the face

See how the combined images look so artificial ! 

Harmony

Scars and blemishes cause discontinuity in the natural curve or smoothness. This discontinuity causes unattractiveness. Smooth, evenly textured skin with even distributions of different skin-tones looks beautiful rather than a specific color of the skin.

Average

Of all the faces a person sees in his life, his/her brain forms an average. A new face will then be compared to this average and evaluated as beautiful or not. This is also the basis of ethnic variation in the definition of beauty. Different people from different ethnic backgrounds find faces with their ethnic traits as more beautiful.

Aging

All those traits/changes in facial morphology which signify increased age result in less attractiveness. While all those features which make a person look young and full of life enhance beauty. But why ?

A digital photograph has no meaning for a computer as it is a machine devoid emotions while the same image may have a profound impact on us. We as scientists are no where close to decoding beauty but there seems to be a direct survival advantage to preferring a mate who is young and fertile, hence we have evolved in a way that all bodily features that convey youth appear more beautiful to us.

Recent years have seen much advance in the field of surgery and now we have the technical skills and knowledge to limit and sometimes revert the superficial effects of aging. We can get rid of asymmetries and blemishes, but this only masks the changes by rearranging the tissues of body to appear young. These do not actually stop the aging process.


Conditions of the Face


Crows Feet

Crows Feet Wrinkles

Crow's Feet wrinkles or Laugh Lines are the wrinkles present around the outer corners of the eyes. They get exaggerated on smiling or laughing and are the first give away sign of aging.

As we age the collagen and elastin formation in our body decreases. Collagen keeps the skin firm and elastin makes the skin bounce back after we make any facial expression. loss of these important structural proteins makes the skin loose and prone to wrinkles.

Also the skin secretes less oil which is required to keeps it moist and wrinkle free.

Crows Feet wrinkles are easily treatable with the right balance of cosmetic procedure and diligent after care.

Our team at Kalpana Aesthetics specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication. 



Deep Nasolabial Folds

Introduction to Deep Nasolabial Folds

Deep Nasolabial Folds give an old look to the face. This one of the first few signs of aging. Although the nasolabial folds may be prominent in a young face as well it is usually accompanied with sunken cheeks making the face aesthetically less pleasing.

As we age the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin reduce making the skin lax, simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity brings the cheek downwards.

Volume of the face depletes as we age this can be restored using natural Fat Fill technique or volume enhancing Filler injections. The face volume enhancement raise the cheeks to slightly correct jowls and deep nasolabial folds. 

Deep Nasolabial folds are corrected with 3 Point MD Code Nasolabial Correction technique to give a natural result. 

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Double Chin

Introduction to Double Chin

A double chin, also known as sub-mental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat accumulates below the chin. 

Double chin hides the deep shapely contour of the neck. A double chin is usually because of weight gain, but may also be due to hereditary factors or loose skin resulting from aging.



Drooping Mouth Corners

Introduction to downturned lips / drooping mouth corners

Down turned mouth corners gives a sad and old look to the face even when you are not sad. This makes the face aesthetically less pleasing.

As we age the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin reduce making the skin lax, simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity brings the cheek downwards and results in down turned mouth corners.

Another important cause of down turned lips or mouth corner is the over activity of DAO (Depressor Anguli Oris) muscle. This is a facial muscle that begins from the jaw line and attaches to the corner of the mouth. Its contraction brings the corner of the mouth downwards and closer to the jawline. Over activity of this muscle is easily correctable with anti-wrinkle injections.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Droopy Eyelids

Introduction to droopy eyelids / hanging upper eyelids

Droopy eyelids give a tired and old look to the face even when you are not tired. This makes the face aesthetically less pleasing.

As we age the collagen and elastin ligaments of the skin reduce making the skin loose. Simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity makes the loose skin of the upper eyelids hang over eyes

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best cutomised treatment plan for you.  



Droopy Eyebrows

Introduction to droopy eyebrows

Droopy eyebrows give a tired and old look to the face even when you are not tired. This makes the face aesthetically less pleasing. 

As we age the collagen and elastin ligaments of the skin reduce making the skin loose. Simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity makes the loose skin of the fore head sags downwards and upper eyelids hang over the eyes.

Excessive descent of the eyebrows can impair vision by the reducing the field of vision above the horizontal eye height . 

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best cutomised treatment plan for you.  



Eye Bags

Introduction to Eye Bags or Puffy Eyes

Nobody like eye bags or puffy eyes because they make us look old and tired.  

Many conditions cause puffy lower eyelids or Eye Bags. They can be treated both medically and surgically depending on the age of presentation cause of the puffiness.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Forehead Lines

Introduction to Forehead Lines

The lines on the forehead are caused by Frontalis muscle which is a muscle of facial expression present on the forehead. The muscle contracts to express surprise. 

Unwanted activity of the forehead muscle causes wrinkles or permanent lines on the forehead which makes one look old and anxious. A smooth forehead conveys a calm and composed personality.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Frown Lines

Introduction to Frown Lines

Expression of anger is controlled by a few muscles present between the eyebrows. These are the Corrugator muscles on the sides and Procerus muscle in the center, these cause the middle vertical wrinkles which make us look angry or annoyed.

Unwanted activity of these muscle causes wrinkles or permanent lines on the forehead and in between the eyebrows which makes one look angry and annoyed although they may not be angry at all. A smooth forehead conveys calm and a composed personality.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you. 



Jowls

Introduction to Jowls

Jowls are bags of saggy skin on the neck, just below the jawline and chin. Almost everyone develops at least minor jowls as they age and their skin becomes less elastic but hardly anybody likes them.

The most important reason for jowls is natural aging. Although we can not reverse aging, we can surely get rid of the jowls and make you look younger again.

Jowls may also appear after sudden weight loss. Presence of excess fat on face results in more skin. When the fat disappears the skin is left behind and it eventually sags to form jowls.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Sagging Neck

Introduction to Sagging Neck

Loose, sagging skin on and around the neck can be a huge cause of concern for many people. In most cases, this type of skin is part of the natural aging process; however, there are factors that can make the condition worse, including genetics, weight fluctuation and exposure to harmful UV rays

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Split Earlobe

Large Ear Holes / Split earlobe

Pretty ear rings make your face standout. But not so much when the weight of the ear-rings gradually makes the ear holes large and some times even cuts through.

Depending on the skin firmness and elasticity and of course the weight of the ear rings the ear holes gradually enlarge. Heavy ear rings with a very thin stud or hook i.e. the part which goes through the ear, cuts through the ear faster. 

Get in touch with us to correct your enlarged ear holes or split earlobes.  



Sunken Cheeks

Introduction to Sunken Cheeks

Sunken cheeks or hollow cheeks give a tired and old look to the face even when you are not tired. This makes the face aesthetically less pleasing.

As we age the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin reduce making the skin lax, simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity brings the cheek downwards.

Volume of the face depletes as we age this can be restored using natural Fat Fill technique or Volume enhancing Filler injections. Volume enhacement raise the cheeks to slightly correct jowls and deep nasolabial folds as well. The stretching effect of the skin eleminates fine wrinkles too.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.  



Thin Lips

Thin Lips overview

Well proportioned Lips are highly desirable traits in a beautiful face.  

Thin Lips may be a source of self consciousness. Especially these days when media favors celebrities with larger lips.

Aesthetically pleasing lips have a definite proportion too large or too small lips may not look as pleasing. The Upper lip should protrude more than the lower lip, at least 2 mm, from the side view. The lower lip should be 1.6 times the size of lower lip.

Lips are easily enhanced with Fat fill or Filler injections.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.