Did you know that over 98% of the population are not perfectly symmetrical? Asymmetry means that something is not perfectly mirrored on both sides. Most faces have a mild degree of asymmetry, yet it is not readily perceived by the onlooker. The asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases as we age; however, some people have more drastic differences between the two sides of the face from a young age.
The most common cause of facial asymmetry is genetics. If your family suffer with unbalanced facial features, the chances are that you will too. Aside from genetics, sun damage can cause age spots to appear unevenly across the skin, and injury such as a broken nose can also cause the face to appear asymmetrical.
Although facial asymmetry is harmless, many people choose to correct it by opting for cosmetic procedures such as laser treatments or dermal fillers, both of which we have available at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.