As we age, facial features like the chin and jawline lose volume and definition. We may long for a more youthful appearance as we grow unhappy with our reflection in the mirror. But we can do something about it! Dermal fillers in the chin and along the jawline are gaining popularity and are less invasive that a chin implant. Injectable fillers provide a non-surgical solution to enhance our facial profile.
The great thing about fillers is that they are customizable. The doctor can add volume precisely to areas where it is needed. Fillers injected into the chin and jawline can add facial definition, volume, and balance to restore a younger appearance. Fillers typically do not eliminate a double chin. Kybella® is a more common treatment for that.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Fillers are hyaluronic gels that can be injected. This minimally invasive procedure can stimulate the body’s production of collagen, which naturally decreases as we age. Collagen provides structure and support for the facial features. Juvéderm® Voluma™ is one of the preferred FDA approved fillers for these procedures.
What Can Fillers Do?
Fillers can be injected into the chin for chin augmentation. A recessive chin can be made to look more proportional. Fillers injected into the jawline will reduce the appearance of jowls and sagginess. The jawline will become fuller and sharper, with a more defined separation between the jaw and neck. Even subtle changes in this area can give the appearance of having lost weight. Many patients opt to treat the chin and jawline together to achieve balance in the context of the whole face.
Procedure And Results
Prior to injections, the patient should stop all topical treatments with retinol, retinoids, or glycolic acid for several days. The doctor may prepare the injection area with a topical numbing cream. Chin filler treatments can take 15 minutes; jawline fillers can take 30 minutes. Any small amount of post injection discomfort should disappear within a day. Minor swelling or bruising should subside in 1-2 days.
Results are not permanent and will vary by individual. The body gradually metabolizes the hyaluronic acid, so patients will eventually need additional injections. Some patients may be able to wait a year or more for further treatment. Others may need it sooner. Chin fillers tend to last a little longer than other fillers.
Take The Next Step
Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cristina Keusch, is happy to answer questions and help you determine if chin or jawline fillers are right for you. Request a consultation today.