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October 14, 2019

Correcting “RBF” Through Injectable Treatment

Botox & fillers

Botox & fillersAre your friends and family members always asking you what’s wrong, even when you don’t have a care in the world? Do your loved ones tell you that you look like a sourpuss even when you’re in a good mood? If so, you may suffer from something that, for better or worse, has been termed “RBF,” or “Resting Bitch Face.”

Originally coined several years ago, the phrase Resting Bitch Face means that even when your face is relaxed or at rest, you unintentionally appear angry, irritated or unapproachable. Despite being a warm, fun person, you look perpetually off-putting due to RBF.

Since first impressions are everything, Resting Bitch Face can affect your personal and professional life. Looking unapproachable may give a first date the wrong impression, or cause you to develop an unpleasant reputation in the workplace.

Fortunately, Dr. Min S. Ahn and our team at The Aesthetic Wellness Center can safely correct Resting Bitch Face and give you a more pleasant resting appearance.

Battling RBF

Battling Resting Bitch Face doesn’t require surgery, incisions or anesthesia. Dr. Ahn and our team can correct RBF using Botox and fillers, in subtle, natural-looking ways that will ultimately soften your expression and make you look more approachable.

Often RBF treatment starts with the lower face. Our team can use fillers to shape your lips, especially if the corners turn down and make you look sad, to give you a more pleasant pout. The fillers literally turn your frown upside down!

Filling out marionette lines — lines that extend from the corners of the lips to the jawline — can also help, as it gives your lower face a more relaxed, pleasant expression.

Your eye area and upper face can benefit from some small tweaks, too. For example, treatments with Jeuveau, Botox or Dysport can help to smooth out frown lines between your brows. They can also be used to non-surgically lift your brows, a technique that was first described by Dr. Ahn in 2000! The combination of these two treatments can give your eye area a happier and more approachable expression.

Rest assured that your treatment won’t follow any pre-determined formula; instead, Dr. Ahn and the experts at The Aesthetic Wellness Center will personalize your treatment plan to your exact needs and concerns.

To learn more about the non-invasive treatments to fix Resting Bitch Face, please request an appointment at our Westborough practice today!