Do you know? A small, oval-shaped face with V-line jaw is the embodiment of femininity and delicateness. Pretty much all young women and sometimes even young men in Japan desire to have small faces known as kogao.
According to the concept of the golden ratio aka hattou shin, ideally a person’s head should be one-eighth of the total height. The upper half of the body should be equivalent to the total length of three heads while the legs should be as long as 4 heads. This translates to a person having a small face and long legs which are desirable in Japan.
If you are not blessed with a small face and you desire to reduce the size of your face, the only truly effective way is through surgery to reduce the size of your jawline and cheekbones. If you are not willing to subject yourself to undergo such gruesome surgery, there are other methods you can consider which could potentially make your face a little smaller or, at least, give the illusion of a smaller face.
One of the most effective lifting therapies I have tried in recent years is older generation Hifu technology. It lifts, tightens and rejuvenates for months after the sessions – but oh boy, does it ever hurt. The sharp, needle-like interruptions are particularly pronounced in the places where skin is stretched (not the way it once was) over bone, such as the forehead.
With that pain in mind, I recently tried SygmaLift, which promises similar results over a series of sessions – but none of the ouch.
Both treatments are touted as non-invasive facelifts, which use ultrasound to heat the tissue under the skin of the face and neck to stimulate collagen. They do this by causing a thermal coagulation point (TCP) that will produce new collagen over a two-to-three-month period. While Ultherapy uses one beam of heat, SygmaLift’s beams are fractionated, meaning the energy is not felt all at once.
I understand from Dr Ryan Tan that this machine is perfect for reducing saggy cheeks, crow’s feet, jowl reduction and laugh lines as it uses beams of ultrasound energy that heat the dermis to stimulate collagen production. Dr Ryan Tan also told me that this machine can help to melt facial fats resulting in a more V-shaped jawline aka the kogao. For those who are troubled by chubby cheeks, you could try this machine too for the fat melting function.
There are three probes for different functions, namely:
- Focal lines of US for modelling
- Micro focal ultrasound for lifting
- Cold laser for toning and glow
The process with the therapist Suzanne was comfortable, Sygmalift felt like nothing. I almost fell asleep during my sessions at TCS Aesthetics Central, something that would be all but impossible with older generation HIFU like Ultherapy. The results right after the treatment were subtle but will achieve maximum results after a few more sessions and after 1 month.
If you want to experience the wonderful benefits of HIFU Sygmalift just like me, do contact TCS Aesthetics Central at +65 6221 8221 / The Central Office 1, 8 Eu Tong Sen Street, #11-90 to make an appointment or find out about a location near you that has this latest technology.
We think we’ve got the kogao figured out. The real key to getting the desired small face right is truly to get the fats off your face through a effective treatment like Sygmalift.