It’s not uncommon to lose jawline definition as we age. This is often referred to as a weak jawline. The edge of the chin may develop a soft, rounded angle as fat builds below the jawline in the neck. At the same time, the fat pads in the mid-face may get smaller, causing the lower face to appear droopy. What can be done to fight aging and restore jawline definition?
Why do changes to the jawline occur?
Some physical features are determined in part by genetics. This includes the structure of the jaw. The mandible, or lower jaw, may be smaller, or the person may have a natural overbite. A receding jawline may be a family characteristic.
Age is another factor that affects the appearance of the jaw and lower face. A decline in the production of collagen and elastin causes the facial skin to sag. The skin loses firmness, and gravity begins to take a toll.
Is there a nonsurgical solution?
Dermal fillers are quick, nonsurgical procedures that are performed on an outpatient basis. They are injected along the jawline to produce a stronger, more defined appearance. Strengthening the jawline actually makes the neck look thinner. Dr. Cristina Keusch recommends using a combination of fillers, Juvederm® Volux™ and Juvederm® Voluma™, to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center is excited to offer Volux™, the newest product in the Juvederm® injectable line. It’s used to treat moderate to severe loss of jawline definition and helps provide balance to the lower face. Both men and women can benefit from Volux™ treatments to strengthen the jawline and eliminate jowls. Voluma™ is a thicker gel for deep injection into the cheek area. It corrects age-related volume loss for fuller cheeks and enhances the chin area for a better profile.
Juvederm® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the U.S. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin that aids in moisture retention, softness, and adds volume. Juvederm® fillers are safe and FDA approved.
What is treatment like?
Treatments can range from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the targeted area. A topical numbing cream can be used to minimize pain from the injections. In addition, the Juvederm® gels contain lidocaine, a pain-reducing medication. Although patients may experience some mild swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the injection site, there is no real downtime following the procedure. Patients will see immediate results that can last one to two years.
Dermal filler treatments are highly customizable based on the patient’s areas of concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keusch.