Having a perfectly chiseled and defined jawline is a beauty goal that a lot of people have, but jawlines are notoriously known for being difficult to contour. Luckily, dermal fillers become more versatile and sophisticated as time passes – with improved injection techniques and better filler formulations, anyone can achieve a sharper jawline even without plastic surgery.
So how exactly do jawline dermal fillers improve a patient’s facial profile? Non-surgical jawline contouring uses dermal filler injections to add some volume to the chin and jaw area, resulting in a more balanced lower face, sharper jawline, and chiseled chin.
Dermal fillers are popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that people use to erase different signs of aging like smile lines and deep nasolabial folds. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the ASPS, there were about 3.4 million procedures performed in the country alone.
These injectable treatments are typically used for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, but they’re also effective for reshaping a weak chin. If you’re interested in getting dermal fillers to improve your facial profile, then here’s everything patients need to know about the treatment:
Dermal fillers are gel injectables that restore volume in the treated sites. They usually come with a hyaluronic acid base that attracts water molecules and boosts collagen production for subtle results.
Jawline contouring treatment with dermal fillers is a straightforward treatment that can improve the patient’s facial proportions and highlight their best facial features. These injectables create a defined but smooth transition from the face to the neck, making patients look more youthful and attractive.
The exact dose of jawline filler for jaw contouring varies per patient, depending on their facial anatomy and desired results. Some patients can be satisfied with their jawline contour after 1 syringe of the injectable filler, but others might need around 2 to 4 syringes to achieve the result they want.
During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon or filler injector examines the patient’s face to determine the best dose for them. The best way to plan a subtle jawline enhancement is to inject small doses first then add more later.
Patients are typically asked to return after a few weeks after the procedure to see how the jaw filler settled in the treated area. If the patient wants to add more volume and reshape their chin and jawline further, then the provider will slowly add more doses to their lower face.
Since jawline filler treatment is a minimally invasive treatment, patients don’t have to worry about extensive preparations for their appointment.
The procedure itself only takes less than an hour or a few minutes per injection site to complete. After the anesthetic has taken effect, the injector then administers the jawline filler into the chin and jaw area to increase its plumpness. They also massage the filler into place to ensure that the injectable dermal filler is evenly distributed.
The provider treats one side of the lower face first before continuing the injection-massage steps to the other side.
Hyaluronic acid filler injections for the chin and jawline are generally safe, as long as they’re administered by experienced providers. However, patients may still experience common but mild side effects like redness, bruising, tenderness, and pain in the treated area. These symptoms usually go away on their own, but it’s still important to call a medical professional immediately if they persist or worsen.
Almost everyone who wants to correct their weak jawline can undergo jaw enhancement treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers. They’re a quick and low-risk way to improve that patient’s appearance without going through facial plastic surgery.
But like other cosmetic treatments, jawline and chin filler injections work better for some patients than others. You may experience the best results if you have:
Alternatively, patients might not get their desired results using this treatment if they:
Patients who are not satisfied with the shape of their jawline can add volume and definition to that area using dermal fillers. Aside from a weak jawline, these injectable treatments can also treat other aesthetic issues like sagging jowls and double chins to some extent.
Sagging jowls appear as people age because the skin in the area becomes thinner and less elastic. Dermal fillers can help reduce the appearance of sagging jowls when they’re injected into the cheeks, as well as around the mouth and jawline. Facial fillers counteract the formation of jowls by restoring volume in the injection site and giving it a slight lift.
However, patients must remember that dermal fillers for mild to moderate sagging jowls are only effective if the sagging is caused by facial volume loss. Patients with severely sagging skin in the area might need plastic surgery to get rid of the excess skin and restore the definition of the neck and jawline.
The appearance of a double chin is often associated with excess weight, but there are actually a few other reasons why they develop – including aging and genetics. Dermal fillers can tighten slightly loose skin in the submental area to reduce the appearance of a double chin and make the jawline look more defined.
But if the appearance of a double chin is caused by stubborn fat cells in the area, then fat-dissolving injections may work better for the patient. They may still get dermal filler treatment along with other fat reduction procedures to achieve better results.
Jawline filler treatment offers a wide range of benefits for patients who want to try this treatment. Regardless of age, patients can experience these perks when they choose dermal fillers over other jawline enhancement procedures:
The chin and jawline are foundational facial features so even slight adjustments in them make a huge difference. They’re an aesthetic unit that’s examined cohesively even though only specific areas might need fillers. The lower area of the face is also a major consideration for a plastic surgeon when working with other features like the lips, nose, cheeks, and eyes.
Injecting the right amount of jawline fillers into the patient’s lower face can greatly improve the harmony of facial features because they restore balance and proportion to the face. Better jawline profiles also provide a smoother transition from the face to the neck.
When aging causes the chin and jawline to become smaller and weaker, it also changes the patient’s face shape – making the fine lines and wrinkles around the area look deeper. Sagging skin or jowls around the jawline and neck region makes wrinkles more prominent, but strategically placed dermal fillers can reduce their appearance.
By injecting jawline and chin fillers beneath the part where the chin meets the jowls, then the chin becomes more pronounced and plumped. This eliminates superficial wrinkles and reshapes the jaw contour better.
Since jaw filler injections don’t require plastic surgery, patients only experience minimal pain, side effects, and downtime after their treatment. This procedure is also reversible if the patient wants to change their jaw contour, as long as they used fillers with hyaluronic acid.
Aestheticians also recommend jawline fillers for younger and first-time patients who want to improve the shape of their lower faces. Some patients even use this procedure to test out the look they want before diving into facial plastic surgery or getting chin implants.
Dermal fillers come in different types and brands that have various formulations and active ingredients. Some fillers work better than others but for jawline enhancement, the best ones should provide volume and maintain their shape in the treatment area.
The choice of jawline dermal fillers should be picked based on the skin’s condition, as well as the patient’s budget and desired look. Consulting an experienced filler provider can help them understand how the treatment works and which dermal filler is the best.
At Ethos Spa, we offer the following dermal fillers for the chin and jawline to help our patients achieve their ideal results:
Juvederm filler injections are a line of hyaluronic acid fillers that come in different formulations meant for specific treatment areas around the face and neck. Experienced injectors usually administer Juvederm Voluma XC and Juvederm Volux XC to enhance the shape of the jawline.
Juvederm Voluma XC is the gold standard for jaw contouring treatments because it holds its shape well deep into the injection site. It’s approved by the FDA for cheek and chin augmentation, but its consistency also makes it a great choice for sculpting the jawline.
Juvederm Volux XC is a newer addition to the Juvederm filler line, but it’s already approved by the FDA for correcting a moderate to severe loss of definition around the chin and jawline area. Thanks to its formulation, Juvederm Volux XC offers more structure and better lifting capacity than Juvederm Voluma XC.
Like Juvederm, Restylane is another popular line of hyaluronic acid jawline injection used for different treatment areas. The best Restylane fillers to use for reshaping the jawline are Restylane Lyft and Restylane Defyne.
Restylane Lyft is the firmest out of all the Restylane dermal fillers, making it suitable for lifting the cheeks and enhancing the shape of the jawline. Its high lifting capacity also makes it a good option for lifting sagging jowls and augmenting the chin for better jawline contouring results.
On the other hand, Restylane Defyne is considered a softer version of the Restylane Lyft but it’s still a good choice for reshaping the jawline. It has a flexible texture that allows injectors to effectively sculpt the chin and jaw of patients who have softer tissue and thinner skin.
Sculptra is different from the previous dermal fillers because it contains poly-L-lactic acid instead of hyaluronic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic material that provides a scaffolding for the jaw to give it a better shape. This injectable also stimulates natural collagen production in the treatment area.
The results of Sculptra treatments usually show later than Restylane and Juvederm, but they typically last longer. The body eventually absorbs the PLLA from the Sculptra injection after a few months, but the produced collagen takes its palace to volumize and support the treated area.
Jawline fillers are becoming more popular by the day because even the slightest change in this treatment area can effectively enhance your overall appearance. These injectables are safe and long-lasting, as long as they’re administered by an experienced provider who’s dedicated to helping patients achieve their beauty goals.
To find out if this non-surgical jawline enhancement treatment is a good option for you, don’t hesitate to consult our highly trained aestheticians at Ethos Spa today. We also specialize in other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments like non-surgical rhinoplasty, acne treatment, tear trough filler, laser hair removal, PRP hair restoration, and more. Get in touch with us today.