Contour your Jawline and Smooth out Jowls
Minimize sagging and create a smooth, contoured jawline
As we age, the mandible bone (jawbone) gets smaller, while the chin recedes back into the face. This “weakening of the jawline” makes the demarcation between the face and the neck less obvious. As such, we look more “saggy” and aged in appearance.
Factors such as extensive dental work (including braces!) can contribute to accelerated bone loss. In fact, as we age, we tend to lose bone mass all over our face, not just in our extremities. If you compare a CT Scan of your face at the age of 20 to one of yourself at the age of 80, it will be obvious that an incredible amount of soft tissue and bone has been lost.
This loss can contribute to laxity and aged in appearance, making the jawline not as sharp and well defined as the younger years. Luckily, there are non-surgical solutions, as well as surgical ones, to help alleviate this concern.
There are 4 main choices for non-surgical jawline contouring with injectables
We will help you choose the best treatment or combination of techniques to address your unique concerns, but we also believe “knowledge is power!” With that in mind, here is a very brief outline featuring key facts about each treatment for patients interested in knowing more about their options.
FILLERS - Restylane® or Radiesse®
Non-Surgical Jawline Augmentation involves injecting a dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Radiesse® to precise dermal planes of the jaw to create a more aesthetic length, depth or prominence to the lower face. When looking at jawline filler before and after photos, patients are always surprised by the subtly.
Morpheus8 is a one-of-a-kind, non-surgical treatment that uses radio frequency energy to smooth and contour the face, neck, and jaw area. The fractional radio frequency energy stimulates collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. This in return improves lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and tightens the skin.
When Morpheus8 is used in the jaw area you can expect a chiseled, more defined jaw. The jaw line can be one of the first areas of the face that starts to age. As the face begins to drop, the formation of jowls begins. Before Morpheus8, one of the best options to correct jowls was a surgical facelift or mini-lift called the MACS Facelift.
BOTOX®smooths chin dimpling and lifts drooping mouth corners by relaxing active facial muscles that accentuate marionette lines. In addition BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin® may applied to the sides of the jaw for facial slimming by thinning bulky masseter muscles that contribute to a square jaw.
Using PDO threads, can add definition to a sagging jawline without having to make cuts or incisions. Patients will receive a local anesthetic before treatment for added comfort. This procedure takes less time than traditional cosmetic surgery.
You may notice results shortly after getting facial fillers, although mild swelling, bruising and redness are common side effects directly after your appointment, which can hide your final result. It can take up to two weeks for your final outcome to develop, so we recommend scheduling your appointment at least this far in advance of an important event.
Facial fillers generally last anywhere from 6 to 24 months, depending on the type and brand of filler used. Fillers are not permanent, so touch-up treatments will be required to maintain your results.
Although the skin is typically healed within days of the treatment, the most apparent results will start to show over the next few months as new collagen and elastin are formed. To get the absolute best results, we recommend at least 3 treatments.
Candidates for Morpheus8 range from younger to more mature patients because of all the incredible benefits this device offers. Although it will not give the same results as surgery, it is a great non-invasive option to reverse signs of aging. This treatment can also be combined with multiple non-surgical and surgical procedures for total facial rejuvenation.
Post PDO Lifting threads, patients can expect to see immediate results with prolonged results for weeks after the procedure. Results may last 12 months.