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Korean “K Beauty” Cosmetic Treatments Now Available in Birmingham, MI
When it comes to the latest trends and technology in cosmetic treatments, Korea is always ahead of the curve. Many South Korean patients – especially in the progressive city of Seoul – are first-time adopters of the newest aesthetic procedures.
Korea’s passion for perfect skin is now an internationally renowned movement known as “K Beauty”. In fact, it is common for many Koreans to go to Med Spas weekly, sometimes even daily, for skin maintenance treatments.
Some of the popular cosmetic procedures in Seoul are techniques that are very specific to uniquely Korean beauty standards, such as rounded foreheads and V-shaped jawlines. But many other “K Beauty techniques” have made their way to the United States and are now popular here and around the world.
In this article we discuss 3 of the most popular “K Beauty” treatments available at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI.
K-Beauty Skin Botox
“Glass skin” is the Korean ideal of pore-less looking, almost translucent complexion … like a pane of glass.
Traditionally, Botox is used to treat wrinkles, with the product injected deep into the patient’s muscles to prevent contractions. But the “glass skin” technique injects Botox into the shallow, outer layer of the skin, which causes the patient’s pores to tighten, reducing their appearance significantly. The Botox also stops acne-causing sebum (oil) from forming – preventing inflammation and breakouts caused by clogged pores.
The result is skin that is left looking brighter, smoother, fresher and “pore-less” for a flawless appearance that has earned this K-Beauty treatment the name of “Glass Skin.”
K-Beauty Cherry Lips
The trending Cherry Lip Filler procedure has been popularized in large part by “K-Pop” bands. Korean girl groups like BLACKPINK and Red Velvet are known for their pouty lips with enhanced Cupids’ Bows. Cherry lips are designed to create a very youthful appearance – which is no surprise coming from Korea’s youth-obsessed culture.
The Cherry Lip Filler technique is characterized by adding more volume to the middle areas of the lips. The end result are two areas (the middle top and middle bottom) that are noticeably plumper than the outer corners of the mouth. It gets its name because the result is designed to resemble to pairs of cherries hanging horizontally from the corners of the lips.
K-Beauty Lip Lift | Edge Filler
The Lip Lift – sometimes called “Edge Fillers” – provides patients with a wider “happier” smile by upturning the corners of the lips. Originating in Korea, the Lip Lift Edge Filler procedure is sometimes called “Happy Lip(s)”. And it actually has the opposite effect of Cherry Lips. While the Cherry Lip Filler treatment focuses on creating volume in the center of the patient’s lips, the Lip Lift Edge Filler technique targets the outer corners of the lips.
Not everyone is born with a winning smile. And in Korea an unfriendly “RBF” is considered extremely unattractive (and impolite). Additionally, people who weren’t born with a natural, sexy grin may hate to have their pictures taken, or find themselves struggling to look happy in selfies. Looking perpetually grumpy can interfere with friendships, work relationships – and even make it hard to look attractive and welcoming to potential romantic partners!
Lip Lift Edge Filler remedies a permanently cantankerous expression by gently lifting the corners of the mouth into a natural, wider looking smile. Typically, the lift lip is attained through the use of hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm injected into the outermost corners of the patient’s lips at an upward angle. This causes the corners of the lips to remain pointed upwards, leaving the patients with a semi-permanent smile.
Korean K-Beauty Treatments | Birmingham, MI
Whether using Botox to create the impression of poreless skin, or hyaluronic acid fillers to plump and/or upturn the corners of the mouth, the Koreans are always on the cutting edge of new cosmetic treatments.
If you would like to discover how these and other new and advanced cosmetic technologies can help you achieve your beauty goals, schedule a consultation at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, Mi today!