The Complete Guide To Jaw And Chin Fillers
Many of our clients at City Skin Clinic express interest in getting non-surgical jaw reshaping and chin enhancements. However, most require more information on what they are and how they work. This guide will discuss jaw and chin fillers in their entirety while addressing some important questions: What are they? How do they work? What are the side effects?
What Does Chin Filler Do?
Chin fillers are a non-surgical procedure that uses injectable dermal fillers to reshape the chin, giving either a strong profile and jawline or providing a more gentle chin augmentation, depending on what you desire. The most common products used are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are injected into the treatment area to enhance your chin, improving the size, shape, projection and contour to give you your desired effect.
The most common reason our clients seek out chin fillers is a small chin that is not balanced with the rest of their face and profile. Chin fillers are however multi-purpose and can also be used to improve definition in your jawline, lift sagging skin, and enhance the symmetry of your face.
Most of our clients also wish to have chin filler to add more definition to the face and neck. It helps them achieve a youthful appearance. At City Skin Clinic, our aesthetic medical professionals only use premium jaw and chin fillers like Juvederm VOLUX hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to help contour our clients’ lower face and jawline.
What Does Jaw Filler Do?
Like chin filler, jaw filler is also a hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection. It is a non-surgical solution that helps clients add definition back into their jawline to contour the area, helping restore a youthful-looking appearance. The filler improves the structure and sharpens the outline of the lower face hence reducing the appearance of sagging skin and poor definition on the lower half of the face.
Most people opt for this treatment to help them restore volume in their lower face while improving the appearance of common complaints such as jowls and sagging skin on the jawline caused by ageing. It is also minimally invasive with very little downtime. So, it is ideal for clients who are unnerved by surgical procedures or want to try injectable treatments before deciding whether to opt for surgery.
How Do Jaw And Chin Fillers Work?
At City Skin Clinic, our clients can enjoy a combination of jaw and chin fillers. Both treatments complement one another, allowing you to achieve your desired look, and improving the symmetry of your face to give you newfound confidence in your looks. Using both treatments makes it easier for your aesthetic doctor to balance your profile. Not only will your chin achieve its optimum shape, but the jawline will also be treated to complement it. At City Skin Clinic, we can use a combination of products to help you achieve your desired look.
We only use premium hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for our chin and jaw filler treatments. This includes Juvederm ultra as well as the longer-lasting and thicker Juvederm Voluma. Also increasingly popular amongst our clients, is Juvederm Volux which is the newest, thickest and longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler from Allergan that has been specifically designed for use in the chin and jaw. Check out our products page for more information on all the products we use.
Treatments That Go Well With Chin And Jaw Fillers
Whilst jaw and chin fillers are standalone treatments that in their own right can augment, enhance and reshape your lower face, they can also be complemented by other injectable cosmetic treatments. For example, if you have a problem with thin and crepey skin then having profhilo injectable moisturiser alongside jaw and chin fillers will help thicken and tighten the skin which enhances the ability of the fillers to treat jawline sagging.
Botox anti-wrinkle injections can also help reshape the lower face as they can smooth chin pebbling and relax a small chin that’s been pulled back by muscles overcompensating. After the Botox, dermal fillers can then be used to enhance the shape and size of the chin. Botox injections can also be combined with jaw fillers to reduce the appearance of jowls and marionette lines. Masseter Botox injections can reduce squaring of the jawline and slim the lower face. Dermal fillers can then be used to redefine the chin and jawline if necessary.
Chin And Jaw Fillers Before And After
As we grow older, we start to lose volume in our faces. This is because collagen production (a vital protein for the skin’s structure) slows down and the breakdown of collagen and elastin speeds up.
This is why many of our clients opt for jaw and chin filler. Before, their skin may appear saggy in the lower area of the face, which can create a double chin, marionette lines and jowls – and affect the overall structure and symmetry of their face. After fillers, the chin and jaw become more defined and sculpted.
Even without volume loss, some people have a poorly defined jawline or small chin. In this case, chin and jaw fillers can augment the size and definition of these areas in order to reshape the jawline. This helps to restore the structure and balance of the lower face, which has helped many of our clients regain confidence in their looks. The treatment is also praised for being non-invasive with little downtime or maintenance. Most people can return to their usual daily routine once the procedure is over. To view examples of our chin and jaw fillers before and after results, head over to our chin and jawline reshaping page.
How Long Does Jaw And Chin Filler Last?
The effects and duration of jaw and chin filler depend on the type and amount of filler used as well as how quickly your body breaks down hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Most of our clients will notice that the results will naturally diminish once they hit the one-year mark in the case of longer lasting fillers like Juvederm Voluma or Volift. Treatment with entry-level fillers like Juvederm ultra may last 6-8 months on average.
Advanced hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Volux which we offer at City Skin Clinic provide even longer-lasting results for up to 18 – 24 months. Whilst the effects of these fillers can last a long time, they are temporary and to maintain the result your fillers will require a top-up. This is generally best done once a noticeable amount of the old filler has dissolved. Many clients see this as a huge benefit. It makes it possible to start with a small amount of filler initially for a subtle result and return for additional treatment if you want a more pronounced outcome.
Also, rather than committing to a permanent change, you can change your mind about fillers. If you decide that you do not like how they look further down the line, you can reverse the treatment effects by getting your fillers dissolved by a medical professional. Alternatively, the results will also naturally dissolve over time.
Jaw And Chin Filler Aftercare
One of the great pros of chin and jaw fillers is that aftercare is fairly straightforward. Unlike a surgical procedure, fillers require very little recovery time. Most clients can return to work the same day. This is ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.
After your treatment, you can expect to experience some bruising and initial swelling which may be even more pronounced the next morning. Don’t panic, as this is normal and will subside after a couple of days (bruising may take longer to disappear). Take a look at our aftercare dos and don’ts below:
- Gently apply an ice pack for 10 minutes every hour to ease any discomfort from swelling. You can stop using the ice pack after three hours
- Be aware that aspirin and similar medications can increase bruising and bleeding
- Exercise or drink alcohol for 12 hours following your treatment
- Expose the treatment area to heat until the redness and swelling have diminished
- Touch the treatment area for 3-4 hours after your injections
Jaw And Chin Filler Side Effects
Like most treatments, jaw and chin fillers have potential risks and side effects. There are some common side effects, including the following:
- Swelling and bruising of the treatment area
- Slight discomfort
Some more severe side effects can also occur. However, these are uncommon. If you do experience any of the symptoms listed below, you must immediately seek assistance from your medical practitioner:
- Blockage of blood supply to the skin
- Lumps on the skin
- Skin nodule formation
Book A Consultation At City Skin Clinic
City Skin Clinic has a team of highly-skilled aesthetic medical doctors and dentists. As a leading aesthetic provider in London, we strive to give our patients the personalised aesthetic treatments they long for and deserve. Not only do we want to empower the public to decide whether treatments are suitable for them, but we also deliver our treatments using a great deal of attention to detail and care to ensure they achieve their desired look in a way that is safe and guarantees natural-looking results.
We offer personalised injectable Juvederm Volux treatments for jaw and chin filler to give you the long-lasting results you deserve. We would love to help you on your journey of newfound confidence. If you would like to know more about how City Skin Clinic can help you, don’t hesitate to book a virtual consultation today with one of our highly-skilled team members.