A sharp, chiseled jawline has become a sought after beauty trend for both men and women. Men want to have a strong, square jaw and women want a gentle, defined jawline. Most people are not naturally born with these features, and others lose this appearance due to aging and environmental factors. Luckily, there are many surgical and non-surgical options to restore and achieve the desired look of the jaw. Among one of the most popular and rising cosmetic procedures concerning the jawline is jaw filler. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body provide the best jaw filler Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Jaw filler is a non-surgical procedure that uses dermal fillers to enhance the jawline. The procedure involves a series of injections that provide temporary results. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with millions of filler injections taking place every year. Jaw fillers are still a growing procedure with many not knowing the treatment exists.
Typically, injectors use jawline filler to add width to the jaw. When injected artistically, this can completely change the look and frame of the face. Along with a dramatic change in the shape of the face, jaw filler is also capable of more subtle changes.
In 2020, the buzz around jawline fillers increased for both men and women. Previous to this uptick in interest, most patients tried other procedures to enhance their jawlines or went straight for implants. Many procedures can contribute to an enhanced jawline. However, jawline fillers are becoming one of the standards to enhance the jaw.
Patients seeking jaw fillers have a variety of goals. At Northwest Face & Body, our injectors will evaluate your unique goals to determine the best treatment path. Some of the goals of patients seeking non-surgical jawline enhancement include:
Jaw filler or other non-surgical treatments can address these concerns or goals. Meeting with an injector is the best way to find out whether jaw fillers are the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals. For patients who do receive jawline filler, the procedure offers many benefits and advantages. Among some of the benefits of jaw filler are:
Dermal fillers come in many varieties and compositions. With unique goals and anatomy, each patient may receive a different filler during treatment. Your injector will discuss the options with you and the pros and cons of each. The most likely and popular choice for jaw fillers is hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are a type of dermal filler that consists of hyaluronic acid gel. These fillers are temporary, but extremely safe and come with a low risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Juvederm and Restylane are hyaluronic acid fillers.
At Northwest Face & Body, we tend to prefer thicker fillers for the jaw because it provides a sturdier look and lasts longer in the jaw than thinner fillers. Also, considering the frequent movement of the jaw, it is best to choose a filler that is not as malleable. Among one of the most popular fillers for jaw enhancement is Juvederm Voluma. This filler is known to last up to two years in some patients and is designed to add volume to the face.
Most patients seeking jawline filler choose a hyaluronic acid filler because they are reversible and low risk. For first time filler patients, it is often recommended they start with hyaluronic acid fillers before advancing to semi-permanent fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra.
Radiesse is another dermal filler option for jaw enhancement. Like Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse can last up to two years. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse promotes collagen production which can promote longer lasting results.
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. This mimics the look and feel of bone for a natural look in the jaw. This different make up does mean that Radiesse is non-reversible.
Your injector may recommend Radiesse if you are treating bone loss in the jaw area. Radiesse along with Sculptra are great options for patients who have experienced extreme facial thinning and bone loss.
Many other cosmetic treatments may provide enhancement to the jaw line. Based on your anatomy and particular goals, your injector may recommend one of these treatments in tandem with or instead of jaw filler.
Non-surgical chin augmentation, or chin filler, augments the chin and can elongate the jaw. For some patients, chin filler will provide adequate jawline enhancement. If a patient has a recessed chin, the jaw will often appear short or undefined. By increasing the projection of the chin, in turn, this can create the appearance of a sharper jawline.
Kybella is an injectable treatment that non-surgically reduces the fat in the chin. Treating a “double chin”, Kybella injections often lead to the jawline becoming more defined as it removes extra fat. It is not uncommon for patients to receive both chin or jaw filler with Kybella for the best results.
For surgical procedures, liposuction is one of the most effective treatments for providing enhancement of the jaw. Removing extra fat in the chin with lipo works similarly to Kybella and shapes a sharper jawline. Patients may choose to combine chin liposuction with a chin implant for improved results.
If the jowls or extra skin is the main concern a facelift surgery may provide the adequate correction. Age affects the look of the jawline and extra skin, wrinkles, and uneven fat deposits can alter even the most defined bone structure. A facelift removes and tightens these structures over your natural bone structure for a smoother, younger appearance.
Before jaw filler in Bellevue, you will attend a consultation with a qualified injector to review your goals and medical history. At this appointment, your injector will ask about your concerns, goals for treatment, and which procedures you are interested in. After an in-depth conversation, your injector may physically examine your jaw and facial structure. This allows them to determine if you are a good candidate for jaw filler.
If you are a good candidate, your injector can likely perform the injections during the same appointment. At this point, they will review the types of filler with you.
To prepare you and your skin for filler injections, your injector will cleanse the area with alcohol wipes. This prevents infection following treatment. If you want, your injector will apply a numbing gel to the injection sites. This is not necessary but does keep you more comfortable during the procedure.
Once you are numb, your injector will carefully use a needle or cannula to inject the filler. Based on your desired result, your injector may inject in multiple spots. You should not feel too much pain during the procedure and many hyaluronic acid fillers also contain lidocaine to ease discomfort.
The entire procedure takes around fifteen to thirty minutes. Your injector may massage the filler after injections to move it into the ideal position. They will also provide you with instructions on how to promote the best results.
Initial results of jaw filler are immediately visible. In the coming days, you may experience mild side effects that will distort the final results. Additionally, the filler and your anatomical structures need time to settle into their respective positions. With this in mind, results from dermal fillers usually become visible in two weeks.
After jaw filler injections, patients can return to work and most daily activities. Your injector may advise you to avoid exercise and activities that may cause sweating. This can increase the risk of infection and make side effects like swelling and bruising worse. Therefore, you should not partake in any strenuous activities for a few days to mitigate side effects.
After two weeks, your side effects should have completely subsided and your final results settle in. Depending on the filler used and other factors, you can expect your jaw filler to last between three months and two years or more.
Northwest Face & Body is Bellevue and Kirkland’s premier destination for dermal filler injections. Experts in cosmetic injectables, our injectors offer the best jaw filler Bellevue and Kirkland offers. Along with gold standard jaw filler, our injectors have also undergone extensive training in BOTOX, lip filler, and Kybella. Physician trained, our injectors have a deep understanding of the art and science behind Bellevue filler.
Along with our skilled injectors, Dr. Ludwig Allegra is a plastic surgeon with decades of experience in filler injections. He performs many advanced non-surgical procedures like a liquid facelift which uses a strategic combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators.