SkinViva has introduced advanced facial profiling technology which assesses 17 key areas of the face and uses sophisticated software to analyse the proportions and symmetry of the facial features.
The system is based on the mathematical principle known as the ‘Golden Ratio’ or ‘Phi’. This a specific number approximately equal to 1.1:618 which appears in nature, architecture and art. The geometric proportions it represents are often present in things considered ‘beautiful’ and so Phi is key to aesthetics.
SkinViva founder and Clinical Director, Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP, explains the concept behind the system:
‘Golden ratios impact our perceptions of attractiveness in facial features just as they do in many areas of nature and art. Understanding what proportions an individual has can help aesthetic clinicians to improve the balance for a more aesthetic result.’
‘Our new facial profiling system gives us incredibly accurate and precise data on a person’s facial makeup through hundreds of complex geometric calculations to an incredible level of detail. This quantifies what the human eye sees and enables us to identify areas which conform less to the ideal proportions.’
After detailed assessment of the facial structure, Dr Pearce is able to suggest non-surgical treatments which could improve the proportions in a person’s face. The latest generation of long-lasting dermal fillers are used to subtly accentuate and enhance specific areas in order to improve the balance between facial features, bringing it closer to the mathematical ideal of perfection represented by the golden ratio in a result which is subtle yet effective.
The facial profiling system has been featured in the Daily Mail, where Dr Tim Pearce provided further comment and explanation:
‘We’re performing an “artistic restoration” on someone’s face – it’s not just about giving them Botox or dermal fillers.’
‘A client can come in and say they’ve got frown lines and want to look better for their age.’
‘Yes, you can solve the wrinkles, but there’s a whole lot of other ways to improve someone’s look, providing you’re skilled at analysing a face and performing the right treatment.’
‘With cosmetic work, it’s either unnoticeable and good, or noticeable and unnatural.’
‘If a client looks “done”, you’ve probably broken a geometric rule of proportion and detail.’
Dr Pearce continues:
‘Our facial profiling is about bringing as many features into harmony as possible. It’s about doing little adjustments in a lot of places, looking at the whole face in context, and matching that to a deeper underlying aim.’
SkinViva offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester and also at an extensive choice of conveniently located locations across the North West, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury.
A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic medical professional, who would be able to carry out treatment at the same appointment if required.
For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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