Jawline fillers can be extremely important for rejuvenating or enhancing the jawline. Youthful and attractive faces all have a sharp, straight jawline with a defined angle, and fillers along the jawline help achieve this.
Benefits of Jawline Fillers
As we age, our jawbone actually loses volume. Along with loss of skin elasticity and underlying fat, this leads to loss of a straight jawline, jowls, and chin dimpling.
Some patients are born with a relatively weak jaw which weakens further with age.
By adding adding fillers to the jawline, we enhance the 3-dimensional aspect of the face. Fillers not only replace lost or missing volume to the jaw, but also bring the jaw into balance with the rest of the face.
In general, fillers used in the jawline tend to be more robust and able to lift the overlying tissue. These include Restylane Lyft, Voluma, and Radiesse. These fillers hold their shape well and spread less than other products.
The final choice of which of these fillers to use depends on a combination of injector preference and past patient experience.
How Long Jawline Fillers Last
The result of jawline fillers depends partly on the choice of filler used and partly on the person receiving the filler. Some people metabolize filler faster than others.
Overall, jawline fillers last somewhere between 10 and 18 months. One study using Radiesse found that loss of improvement started at 3 months but that there was still good improvement even at 12 months.
Most patients do well getting a touch up somewhere between 6 and 12 months.
The cost of filling the jawline primarily depends on the type and amount of filler used. Some fillers cost more than others, and this is usually because those fillers last longer.
In general, filling the jaw requires 2-4 cc’s of filler per side. Restylane Lyft and Voluma come in one cc syringes. Radiesse comes in a 1.5 cc syringe.
Discomfort and Risks
The risks and discomfort of injecting fillers along the jawline is are similar to injecting fillers in other areas. Pain is minimized by using good injection technique and topical anesthesia. Most fillers also have anesthesia mixed in with the product as well.
Risks of getting any filler include bruising, infection, and vascular occlusion. Proper technique and knowledge of the anatomy help reduce those risks.
There are several other non-surgical procedures that improve the contour of the jawline and can be used in combination with fillers.
Botox injected along the jawline sharpens it by relaxing the sheet-like muscle that drapes over our jawlines. This is often referred to as the Nefertiti Lift because of queen Nefertiti’s beautiful, sharp jawline.
Kybella and liposuction remove neck and jowl fat. Thermage and ThermiTight use heat energy to tighten skin and make it firmer. Often, combination treatment produces best results.