The new fashion among Asian women is facial remodelling in order to have a more ‘Western’ face. In recent years, the ideal of beauty in the West for Asian women has been less of the ‘standard’ Asian face, but one which more resembles the ideals of Caucasian, western beauty.
Several pieces of research have shown that one out of every five oriental women have undergone ‘aesthetic’ intervention to westernise their face. Most changes take place to the nose and eyelids.
Another preoccupation of many Asian women is skin lightening, in order to tackle pigment disorders.
The ageing process amongst Asians starts to show with the appearance of pigmentary marks. The first irregularities appear around the age of 30 on areas which are most exposed to light such as the cheeks and forehead, and where there are melanin deposits.
This hyperpigmentation becomes more obvious after 50. The skin also yellows with age.