The Greek letter Phi represents the Golden Number: 1.61803399, first written about over two millennia ago by Euclid. Recognized centuries ago by Renaissance artists such as Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, the ratio of 1.61803399:1.0 is the Golden Proportion, the ideal space between complementary features to achieve perfect symmetry. You see this proportion idealized on most of the beautiful faces in Hollywood. Using the Golden Proportion, Dr. Stephen Marquardt designed a facial mask that helps plastic surgeons align features for the most symmetrical, natural look.
Methods to Achieve the Golden Proportion
A wide variety of cosmetic procedures and injectables help patients acquire this symmetry. Beginning at the chin, patients may choose Kybella injections, which destroy fat cells that accumulate beneath the chin to cause submental fullness, or double chin. Moving up to the lips, Restylane is an FDA-approved filler for lip enhancement that restores volume and lift. From there it is on to the cheeks, where Voluma augments cheeks and restores greater elasticity for up to two years. Juvederm performs a similar function, injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin to reduce wrinkles and improve elasticity. Finally, Bellafill injectables correct facial wrinkles and even some acne scars. This FDA-approved treatment lasts a minimum of five years, because the body never absorbs the PMMA microspheres used to treat these wrinkles and lines.