Jawline fillers are gels injected into the skin to add definition, symmetry, balance, or contour to the lower face and to frame the facial features better.
A strong and well-defined jawline is considered an attractive facial feature. However, with aging comes the loss of volume and bone density in the jaw which can lead to a lack of symmetry. Some individuals have fat accumulation in the chin area resulting in loss of definition. Others tend to have a weak jawline structure that is usually caused by genetics and can negatively affect their facial balance and contour.
Individuals who are dissatisfied with the look of their chin or jawline can use jawline fillers to add definition to that area. Injecting fillers into the jawline area stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production. This is a nonsurgical treatment that defines the chin area by lessening the appearance of baggy, sagging skin and bone loss around the jaw.
Jawline fillers can be used to do the following:
- Reduce the effects of age-related volume loss in the jawline area
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
- Give the jawline a sharper appearance
- Provide balance to an asymmetrical jawline
- Help minimize the appearance of a double chin
- Add proportion to or strengthen the chin
- Provide a strong foundation to the face
Types of Jawline Fillers
Jawline fillers should only be injected by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist. When strategically injected along the lower jaw, jawline fillers can create a more defined separation between the neck and the jawline. They provide a subtle change that does not look overdone or over the top.
The types of fillers that are appropriate and effective options for jawline contouring are:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA)
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies and its efficacy and safety make it a popular option for adding definition to the jawline.
Calcium hydroxylapatite can help stimulate the body’s natural collagen production thus producing lasting and significant jawline contouring results.
Ideal Candidate for Jawline Fillers
A good candidate for jawline fillers is anyone who desires to add a moderate amount of definition to their jawline.
However, if you have an underlying medical condition such as a bleeding disorder, you may have an increased risk of complications. Your practitioner will help you choose another suitable option or advice you further.
Procedure for Jawline Contouring with Fillers
Jawline contouring with fillers is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you pass the candidacy criteria, the procedure can be performed the same day as the consultation.
The procedure begins with your practitioner applying a numbing cream to minimize the discomfort. A needle or a cannula is used to inject the filler along the jawline. Depending on your concerns and desired outcome, multiple injections may be required during the treatment session.
Recovery & Results
There is no downtime associated with jawline fillers procedure and most individuals resume their normal daily routine immediately after the treatment.
After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, redness, and discomfort at the injection site but these usually last for a few days. It is important to follow some precautions that can help resolve the side effects more quickly and reduce the risk of complications. These include avoiding strenuous physical activities, and direct sun exposure for about 48 hours after the procedure. Also applying cold compresses help to reduce swelling.
The results are immediately visible after the procedure but the final results can take up to 2 weeks to be seen. They can last between 9 to 18 months depending on the type of dermal filler used but regular maintenance treatments are required.
Alternatives for jawline fillers include Surgical jawline contouring. This tends to involve liposuction of the double chin as well as fat injection to strengthen the jawline.
To Know More
Would you like to understand what options are available for Jawline Contouring in Dubai? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.