There are two reasons to get jawline contouring with filler. The first is as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan. This would normally include treating other areas as well such as the mid-face to achieve a lifting and firming effect.
The second is if your jawline is not as defined as you’d like, and you want to improve its appearance. In this scenario, filler is used to sculpt and reshape the lower face to achieve a non-surgical jawline augmentation.
Is Contouring with Jawline Filler a New Treatment?
Reshaping the lower face with filler has grown in popularity over the last couple of years. This is largely because we now have highly specialized hyaluronic acid fillers that are dense enough to mimic bone. When injected along the jawline and chin, these fillers have the ability to create structure and density, unlike their less viscous predecessors.
How is Jawline Filler Performed?
Once it has been determined that you’re a good candidate for jawline filler, your injector will clean and prepare the treatment area. Most injectors these days use a cannula to administer filler along the jawline. The process involves making a tiny pilot hole with a needle first, then inserting the blunt-tip cannula to through the hole to deliver the product exactly where it is intended to go.
Your injector may also recommend doing chin filler during your jawline treatment. This often helps to create better overall facial symmetry and balance, resulting in the lessening of jowls, marionette lines and sagging skin. In this case, a needle is used for filler placement using a slightly different technique. Your injector may also massage the area to mould the filler into place.
Who is Good Candidate for Jawline Contouring?
Both women and men can be great candidates for jawline filler as it allows you to reshape your lower face for a more sculpted and attractive appearance. Whether you’re feeling self-conscious about the aging process, or you simply want a more defined or chiseled jawline, filler can help you gain more confidence.
Additionally, fillers are an excellent way to restore volume, smooth skin, and create a sharper, more angular facial structure. What used to be the domain of movie stars and celebrities is now accessible to everyone. For many patients, jawline filler augmentation can be a life-changing treatment.
How Long Does Jawline Filler Last?
Longevity of any filler largely depends on how fast your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid. On average, you can expect your jawline filler to last about 12-18 months although it’s recommended to get a touch-up once a year to maintain the results.
What’s the Downtime? Are There any Side-Effects?
There is no downtime with jawline filler and you’ll be able to resume your normal activities immediately. You may want to avoid strenuous exercise and sauna/steam room for 2-3 days. As with any dermal filler, it’s normal to experience some bruising, swelling and tenderness at the injection site. This normally subsides after 3-5 days and any bruising can be covered up with makeup.
Curious about jawline filler or any other rejuvenating skin treatment at Therapeutic Aesthetics? Contact us as 416-705-8672 or visit our website.