A well-defined jawline is one of the hallmarks of a youthful face. Skin elasticity declines with age. As facial support structures weaken, this creates a sagging jawline and jowls. Age isn’t the only culprit, however. Genetics also determines the projection and definition of the jaw and chin area.
Jaw contouring with dermal fillers is a popular option for men and women wanting to enhance or refine their profiles. At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we use industry-leading fillers for contouring the jaw to address a number of aesthetic concerns.
Non Surgical Jawline Contouring that Provides Long-lasting Results
Jaw contouring filler provides long-lasting results and is FDA-approved. This non-surgical treatment is an effective option for:
- Creating a sharp jaw angle and definition
- Restoring age-related loss of volume in the jaw area
- Correcting asymmetry
- Creating a more masculine or feminine jawline
- Reducing the appearance of jowls
Chin and jawline filler are often used in conjunction to add structure and improve facial balance.
This treatment can benefit men and women who are dissatisfied with their jawline or want to get rid of sagging jowls but are not ready for surgery. Men, especially, are taking advantage of this lunch-hour procedure. Jaw filler for men enhances the lateral projection of bone structure and is frequently used to create a more chiseled look.
In women, filler can slim the jawline by creating more of a distinction between the face and neck. A small or recessed chin can be successfully corrected using dermal fillers as well.
Our Dallas dermatologists use several dermal fillers for jawline contouring. Fillers are chosen according to patient anatomy and cosmetic goals.
- Radiesse – stimulates the body to produce collagen
- Juvederm Volumna and Volux – high-density hyaluronic acid filler
- Restylane Lyft – rejuvenates pre-jowl sulcus or folds on sides of the chin
- Sculptra Aesthetic – contours and lifts a sagging jawline
Non-surgical jaw contouring with filler takes around 20-30 minutes and is well-tolerated by most patients, even those with a low pain threshold. Some fillers contain the anesthetic lidocaine, and we also use numbing cream and other techniques to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Patients will notice a more angular, contoured jaw almost immediately after the injections, though final results can take up to two weeks.
Fillers, whether made of poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or hyaluronic acid, are gradually broken down by the body. Depending on the injectable used, jaw contouring results may last from 12 months to more than 2 years.
Potential side effects of defined jawline filler will be discussed during your pre-treatment consultation. The most common include temporary swelling, redness, and bruising, most of which resolve within 2-3 days.
It seems counterintuitive that adding dermal filler to the jawline would make it look slimmer. The magic lies in the injection site, which adds dimension to the bone for a more sculpted look. Properly placed filler can narrow and lengthen the lower face and chin.