Jawline contouring in London
Jawline contouring using dermal fillers is a highly effective procedure for created a defined and slimmer jawline for a more balanced facial appearance. With the passage of time, the ageing process leads to a loss of elasticity along the lower face and this often results in the development of jowls. Jawlines that have lost their definition and contour can make patients look significantly older than they actually are and lead to a loss of facial balance. The use of dermal filler injections for creating a defined jawline is increasingly popular in both men and women.
Facial injectables including both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are an excellent alternative to surgery due to injectable treatments having no downtime. Jawline contouring is a quick and comfortable treatment that produces consistently excellent results in expert hands. Facial injectables are increasingly used as an anti ageing prevention treatment for the younger patient who wishes to delay the onset of facial ageing using treatments that are non-surgical in nature.
Expected Results after Jawline Contouring
- Increased definition of jawline
- Reduced appearance of sagging skin
- A youthful and revitalised appearance
In popular culture, there are a number of female celebrities who are renowned for having well-defined jawlines and this often contributes to the enhancement of facial symmetry and increasing youthfulness. Men often desire a square jawline that often contributes to giving a chiselled appearance when compared with female celebrities.
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Ideal candidates for Jawline Contouring
Jawline contouring is a non-surgical procedure and is therefore applicable to a much wider range of patients compared with surgery:
- Patients who have mild or moderate jowl formation without significant loss of skin elasticity. Patients with severe jowls may be better suited for a facelift.
- Patients who are keen to increase the definition of their jawline. Some patients may be better suited for submental and jawline liposuction.
- Patients with an over active masseter muscle and an overly square jaw can benefit from jawline contouring.
The range of anticipated results differs for both men and women depending on the purpose of treatment. Men generally prefer a more chiselled and square jawline compared with women who prefer a softer and defined jawline without the features of a square jaw. Jawline contouring is particularly applicable to those of Asian ethnicity as they tend to have a wider and more flatter facial structure. The use of dermal fillers can add increased length and definition to contour the Asian face. Functional impairment can also be addressed with jawline fillers especially those who have Temperomandibular or TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ joint joins the jaw bone or mandible to the facial skeleton and this joint can become acutely inflamed through overuse or from traumatic injury. The use of jawline neuromodulator can relax the masseter muscle and subsequently reduce the level of inflammation and reduce pain and discomfort. For patients with large amounts of skin laxity may benefit more from facial rejuvenation surgery. Surgical procedures include the use of chin implants to slim up the jawline and also submental liposuction to remove localised fat deposits and define the jawline.
The use of jawline fillers works best for well selected patients who have realistic expectations of what treatment can achieve. Some patients may achieve a jawline contour which is apparent from a side view but may look less impressive in frontal view head on. It is also important not to inject too much filler which may lead to an excessively angular jawline and lead to an overmasculinised appearance.
Preparation for jawline fillers
The success of jawline fillers relies on the patient being properly prepared for the procedure in the weeks beforehand. Prior to the procedure, you will be required to stop certain products and medications and also reduce intake of certain foods that are high alpha-omega 3.
Two weeks before jawline filler injections
Patients should avoid fish, fish oil nuts or seeds or NSAIDS such as ibuprofen which have been shown to increase the risk of bleeding. Arnica tablets are very useful to help with reducing any post-injection bruising. Arnica tablets can be purchased over the counter from most pharmacies. If you are on any prescription medicines which are known to increase the risk of bleeding then these may need to be stopped before treatment. It is very important to speak with your GP before stopping any medicines and also to receive instruction on the best time to restart the medication. Patients on medicines which are vital for health should not stop their medicines in any circumstances. In this instance, having a cosmetic procedure may not be appropriate. Patients with a history of cold sores will need to commence a preventive course of acyclovir prior to treatment. This is to ensure there is no flare-up of herpes virus infection. Your doctor will be able to prescribe this for you before treatment. Finally it is very important to read and understand the treatment consent form so you are fully familiar with the benefits, risks and complications associated with dermal filler treatment.
The day of your procedure
Please make sure to eat a light meal before your filler injections. This helps to raise blood sugar and minimise the risk of fainting during treatment. Many people are understandably apprehensive about needle injections and this is amplified by not having eaten or drunk anything before your treatment.
Please refrain from wearing any make-up before dermal filler treatment on the areas which are planned for treatment. Your practitioner will need to remove any make-up from the treatment area before your procedure. You can bring a light make-up product to apply for camouflage immediately after filler treatment.
Please aim to arrive 30 minutes before your allocated appointment to enable the application of local anaesthetic numbing cream to the face. Local anaesthetic numbing cream needs at least 20-30 mins to achieve its full effect. This is why we ask patients to arrive a little earlier than usual.
Before you leave your appointment, we would advise booking your next appointment. This is to ensure you get your favoured timing as our surgeons often get booked up to three months in advance. We always ensure never to double book patients for any facial injectable procedure.
Jawline contouring techniques
The jawline runs along the lower border of the mandible of the lower face. The ageing process leads to the development of skin laxity which also affects the jawline which can become less defined with time. The expert injection of jawline fillers such as Juvederm Volift and Volux using either the micro droplet technique or the cannula technique can be used to sculpt and define the jawline for enhanced youthfulness.
Best jawline fillers to use for contouring the jawline
Juvederm Volux is a fully FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler made by Allergan. The unique cross linking structure of the HA particles results in a beautifully smooth consistency which facilitates an accurate injection of jawline filler. Juvederm Volux also has a high G’ or G-prime and this results in its unique ability to resist deforming forces and greater projectional capacity which is ideal for jawline contouring. The HA filler also helps to maintain the softness of the tissues and optimises tissue hydration and volume.
There are a number of different neuromodulators available that can be used for addressing jawline shape and TMY dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction often results in jaw pain and this can be effectively treated with neuromodulator to reduce the activity of the masseter muscle acting on the jaw. The injection of neuromodulator can also reduce the size of the masseter muscle and this helps to reduce the appearance of an overly square looking jaw and slim the jawline.
How frequently do I need to perform jawline fillers?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm for jawline contouring are designed to last between 9 and 18 months which is dependent on the the volume of jawline filler initially injected and the speed at which the body metabolises filler. Neuromodulator injections typically last about 3-4 months. Jawline fillers should be repeated about once a year on average.
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street. We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY