Treating the Jawline
There are many reasons to undergo jaw enhancement. Enhancing the jaw line with dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin. By smoothing the contours of the jaw, it increases the definition of this area. Jaw enhancement can also decrease the appearance of jowls, or hanging folds of fat and skin drooping beneath the jawline.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
Jaw enhancement may be right for you if you’ve always felt you had a weak jaw line, or if you’ve begun to notice signs of ageing in this area of your face. Many candidates are men wishing for a more chiselled jaw or women who wish their jaw looked softer and more feminine. Jaw enhancement injections are popular among patients searching for a minimally invasive way to change the contours of the jaw area.
The treatment can be performed on most adults who are in good overall health and who are at or near their ideal weight. Good candidates are also realistic about the effects of the treatment. Jaw enhancement can achieve a subtle but noticeable change in the contours of your jaw area. Schedule a consultation visit with us to find out whether jaw enhancement is right for you.
What to Expect
A jaw enhancement treatment uses injections of dermal fillers. Several types of injectable filler products are commonly used for jaw enhancement. Fillers come in a few different types; permanent, semi permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. Permanent filler can only be removed surgically.
During the treatment small volumes of dermal filler gel are injected at several places along the jawline. This process changes the contours of the area by filling in the skin from the inside out. The result is a jawline that looks more prominent and well defined. Injections of dermal filler can help to plump loose skin hanging from the jaw line, making the area look younger and rejuvenated.
The entire jaw enhancement takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards, patients are free to leave our office immediately and return to their normal daily activities. There are no bandages required, and no downtime is needed. Patients should avoid rubbing or touching their jaw for several days, and sleep with their head and neck elevated.
The results of jaw enhancement treatments usually last between 6 and 12 months. Gradually, the body absorbs the injected material, and the jaw returns to its pre-treatment appearance. Many patients return for repeat visits to keep up the appearance of their jawline.
Possible Risks and Complications
Mild swelling and redness surrounding the injection sites are common. These issues can be concealed with make-up, and should subside within a few days.
Jaw enhancement with dermal fillers is associated with a lower risk of complications than more invasive surgical techniques. However, there are still some potential risks, including infection and bleeding. It is also possible for the injected material to gather into lumps underneath the skin. Often, these lumps can be massaged to redistribute the dermal filler. In other cases, the body will gradually reabsorb it, and the bumps will smooth out.
Rough Costs Involved
The cost of jaw enhancement depends on the amount and type of dermal filler injected during the treatment. Prices start at $480 for 1mL of filler. Some patients see desired results with 1mL; other patients may need additional filler. For a more specific estimate of the cost of jaw enhancement given your specific treatment details and goals, schedule a consultation visit.