Dermal fillers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic enhancements, as they offer a way to improve your appearance without the need for surgery. One problematic area that we treat a lot here at Cosmetic Injectables is the jawline. With the digital age came the need to have impeccable profiles, so selfie-taking would impress onlookers.
Due to this, we have seen a huge increase in patients looking to slim down their overly developed jaw muscles, Or enhance receding jawline to create definition, create a linear separation for those who’s neck and face are continuous, and take care of jowls that have formed.
In addition, we see many patients who are seeking to treat pain associated with the jaw. This can be done by injecting Botox to help relieve jaw pain and headaches.
What Causes Jowls to Form?
The development of jowls is a result of a loss in collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and fat in the entire face and skin. As the volume deflates, the skin and loosened fat droops downwards.
Correcting Linear Separation
Injecting fillers through the use of a cannula can help create linear definition in the jaw area. This will help separate the neck and the jaw. An optical illusion of contouring is created by a shadow below the injection line. Correcting linear separation is not the same thing as creating a stronger jawline. Read more about defining your jaw in the next section.
Creating a Stronger Jawline With Fillers and Botox
A weak jawline can cause a loss in definition and separation between the face and neck. This can easily and immediately be rectified with the injection of fillers. The formation of jowls or a weak jawline can also be treated by re-volumizing the face with hyaluronic acid fillers. This includes upper cheeks, lower cheeks, chin, jawline, and other surrounding structures.
While women can appreciate this procedure, men can especially benefit and receive more volume in this region to masculinize the face with a stronger and sculpted jawline. These injections are customized to suit your individual needs. Our master-injectors can determine which combination of treatments can re-lift the skin in this area back into position immediately after injections. Different types of fillers and injections can be used to contour a defined jawline.
Restylane & Sculptra
These two fillers have also been used to help contour the jawline. A consultation at Cosmetic Injectables can help you to understand which filler would be the most effective to help you achieve your jaw-defining goals.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma XC is one of the most effective hyaluronic acid fillers for the jawline. It has been FDA-approved for adding volume to the cheeks and chin. It contains a specialized Vycross cross-linking technology which will make the lift more prominent. Plus, it can last for up to two years while other fillers only last 6 to 12 months.
Botox is not a filler and should not be mistaken as one. It is a neuromodulator that helps relax the muscles. At Cosmetic Injectables Botox is used to help enhance the appearance of the jaw while decreasing several painful conditions.
While some of us are born with an underdeveloped jawline, others may be bothered by an overdeveloped jaw. Not only can this masculinize a female face, but it can also be associated with TMJ, headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and nighttime grinding which can be harmful to teeth.
The masseter muscles within the jaw are relaxed when injected with Botox. This helps decrease the prominence of the jaw and offer a slimmer appearance. The face will look slimmer and more youthful by emphasizing the cheekbones.
When done correctly, Botox is a simple yet very effective way to cosmetically enhance appearance while medically reducing pain and suffering. The effects usually last about 6 months depending on the amount of Botox administered.
Botox can also relax the platysma muscle to help lift the jowls through a placement technique called Nefertiti Lift. This relaxes the neck muscles that normally pull the jowls downwards. Once relaxed, the facial muscles can lift the jowls back up without the downward opposition and allow the skin to sit higher and appear lifted.
Alternative Solutions to Fillers and Botox
In addition to fillers and neuromodulators, Barbed Novathreads can be used to pull the skin up. To enhance the results, collagen stimulation techniques can be added long-term to firm the skin to create better texture and enhance the hold on adjacent skin.
Some of these collagen enhancing modalities include:
These treatments are explained in greater detail here.
Who is a Good Candidate for Jawline Fillers?
Dermal fillers can address a variety of concerns, especially in the jawline area. Contouring with dermal fillers is a great option for many patients.
In general, healthy people – both men and women – who want to improve their jawlines are perfect candidates for procedures that involve dermal fillers. This includes those with underdeveloped jawlines, those with sagging skin who do not wish to pursue surgical correction, those without a definition separating the jaw from the neck, and those who want a more crisp, defined jawline. In a consultation, the structure of the face, the elasticity of the skin, the patient’s goals, and any concerns they have are taken into account to find the procedure and the filler that is right to help attain their objectives.
How Long Do The Effects of Jawline Fillers Last?
One of the best things about jawline contouring with dermal fillers is the longevity of the results. Some of the dermal fillers we use, such as Voluma, can last up to two years.
The longevity of the results you see with dermal fillers depends on the filler used. Some results may last as little as three months while some, as mentioned, can last up to two years. Make sure to discuss the longevity of the product at your consultation to ensure that you get the results you want.
When Will Results Be Seen from Jawline Fillers?
For most of the dermal fillers used in our office, you will be able to notice the results immediately. Other treatments may be recommended to help you reach your overall goals, but the results from injectable fillers are immediate in most cases.
Are Dermal Fillers Better Than Botox?
It’s not an issue of dermal filler or Botox being better than the other, it’s more an issue of the patient’s goals for treatment. Botox and dermal fillers are used in different ways and to achieve different goals. For some patients, a combination of both a dermal filler and Botox may offer the best results, while in other patients one or the other may be the best course of action. During a consultation, you can determine with our help which is the best for you.
Check out our blog to find out more about Botox for men.
Will Dermal Fillers at the Jawline Make It Look Larger?
A lot of patients wonder if adding volume through fillers to the jawline will make the lower part of the face appear larger and fuller. As you age, the volume of the face is impacted and the jaw begins to lose its definition. By restoring or creating a more youthful definition at the jaw using dermal fillers, the entire face can become more balanced. In fact, sometimes adding fillers will give the optical illusion of a slimmer more defined jaw!
What Causes a Weak Jawline?
For many people, genetics is the main factor in the appearance of a weak or underdeveloped jawline. But as you age, the loss of fat, volume, and even in some cases bone density can result in a weakened jawline for which many non-surgical options, such as dermal fillers, are available.
Are There Other Treatments Available to Help with a Sagging Jawline?
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