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Jawline Contouring – what is it and how does it work?

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Jawline contouring involves the use of cosmetic procedures to define and reshape your jawline. This may include Botox injections, dermal fillers, procedures to eliminate submandibular fat (the fat surrounding your jaw, also known as a double chin), such as CoolSculpting and Kybella, and skin tightening treatments for loose skin that may be taking from the prominence of your natural jawline. While there are several surgical procedures to achieve a more defined jawline, the minimally invasive alternatives have begun to take over the market as they provide optimal results with minimal downtime. So how does Jawline contouring work and how can I reshape my jawline?

Procedures to reshape your jawline include dermal fillers, Botox, fat reduction, and skin tightening treatments. Jawline contouring often involves more than the prominence of your jawline alone. A weak jaw can be caused not only by the physical structure of your mandible, but by genetics, lifestyle, weight, and age. Some people have a naturally less prominent jawline, in which case a filler may be used to add volume to the area creating more structure. In some cases the jawline itself may be more prominent but is covered by fat or sagging skin, in which case a fat reduction procedure or skin tightening treatment may be in order. There are several minimally invasive treatments that can help reshape your jawline without having to go under the knife that can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

What does jawline contouring do?

Depending on the treatment needed to contour your jaw, jawline contouring can either enhance the visibility of your jawline, bring out your chin for a stronger profile, or slim your lower face for a less “boxy” appearing face. This can be achieved with dermal fillers, Botox, non surgical fat reduction procedures, and skin tightening treatments. Jawline contouring shapes your jawline and lower face through the use of cosmetic treatments. Jawline contouring does not only involve your jawline – it also includes your chin, which goes hand in hand with your jawline.

Can you fix a weak chin without surgery? You can absolutely fix a weak chin without surgery through the use of other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers. A “weak” chin is typically the result of the natural structure of your mandible. Other factors that could contribute to a less prominent chin may be fat or loose skin surrounding the area, for example a double chin, which will automatically make the shape of your chin and jawline less apparent. Using a dermal filler such as Juvederm Voluma can add volume to your chin, resulting in a more prominent profile. If you do have fat surrounding your chin, a fat reduction treatment such as CoolSculpting or Kybella is suggested prior to the dermal filler to eliminate unwanted fat that could reduce the results of the filler.

How long does jawline contouring last for?

Depending on the type of treatment you get to contour your jaw and what you do to maintain them, the longevity of your results may vary.

Let’s start with fat reduction to contour your jawline. CoolSculpting and Kybella are two of the most popular non surgical procedures to eliminate unwanted fat in areas such as your chin, abdomen, and limbs. CoolSculpting is a tool that uses cryolipolysis to freeze unwanted fat cells in any given treatment area without damaging the surrounding tissue. It is commonly used to eliminate fat under the chin and involves no downtime after the treatment. Kybella is an injectable solution made up of deoxycholic acid that is also used to dissolve fat that has accumulated in unwanted areas such as the double chin. While there is no downtime such as bed rest, you will experience swelling and redness after the procedure. Both CoolSculpting and Kybella may take up to 2 months to show results, but will permanently eliminate said fat cells once the treatment has fully taken its course. While the fat cells are permanently eliminated, neither of the two treatments are designed to prevent further fat development, meaning that it is possible to “regrow” your double chin. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and take preventative measures to keep the fat off, then the CoolSculpting and Kybella results will be permanent.

When it comes to jawline and chin fillers, depending on the dermal filler used for the treatment and how your body responds, your results may last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years. The most commonly used fillers for the chin are Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, both of which typically last up to 15 months. Other dermal fillers used for the jawline may last anywhere from 9 to 12 months.

Botox injections into the masseters are used to slim down the lower face as the Botox relaxes the muscles. The results will last up to four months and often require regular follow up appointments once the results wear off to maintain.

Finally, skin tightening procedures used to help contour the jawline such a PDO thread lift, may last up to two years depending on your individual anatomy. Depending on how your threads settle, you may need follow up sessions to achieve your desired result.

More about dermal fillers to contour the jaw

Dermal fillers are commonly used as a tool to add prominence to your chin and jawline. There are various types of dermal fillers that can be used to achieve the perfect contour. While fillers are used in various areas of the face, filler for jowls is not as common as jaw contouring. Jawline sculpting is common amongst both males and females. Jaw filler for men is one of the most common fillers amongst the male population.

Chin fillers are commonly combined with jawlines fillers as chin implants are a less common form of chin augmentation due to medical advances. Chin plastic surgery has become less popular as chin and jaw filler can be used to produce similar results with a non surgical chin augmentation. When patients see their chin augmentation before and after selfies after getting chin dermal filler injected, the results typically resemble those of a natural looking small chin implant.

This can also double as a chin dimple filler or cleft chin filler, since this is also a common issue that people want to address. Along with the fillers, people can also get Botox injections to relax the mentalis muscle, resulting in less of a dent in the chin.

What filler is best for jawline?

What filler is best for jawline contouring depends on your facial structure and how you respond to each individual filler. There are a variety of dermal fillers that can be used as a tool to add definition and prominence to your jawline. Commonly used dermal fillers for the jawline include Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse. Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are both hyaluronic acid based fillers that add volume and are softer in consistency, allowing for very natural looking results. Hyaluronic acid based fillers can also be dissolved, should you decide that you no longer want the filler or the filler settles less than desired. Radiesse is harder in consistency and maintains its structure and shape and is therefore used particularly for areas such as the jawline to better imitate a bony structure. While Radiesse is commonly used to contour the jawline, it is a hydroxyapatite based dermal filler, not hyaluronic acid, meaning that it can not be dissolved.

But do fillers ruin your face?

The answer is no. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to areas of the face that have either lost facial fat or to enhance certain areas such as the jawline. Fillers do not ruin your face and are a wonderful non surgical option to enhance your natural beauty without changing the appearance of your entire face. Furthermore, most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based, making them dissolvable using hyaluronidase injections. It is important to have your dermal fillers administered by a skilled board certified medical professional to ensure safe and desirable results. If injected by an inexperienced injector, there is a higher chance of ending up with unsatisfactory results. Dermal fillers are sometimes confused with Botox, and though the two can be used in combination, they serve completely different purposes.

Does jawline filler slim face?

Jaw filler does not slim your face. Dermal filler injected into the jawline is meant to enhance your jawline and make it more prominent from the front and from a profile perspective. If you are looking to slim down your jawline, the more appropriate option would be to get Botox injections in your masseters. Botox in the masseters causes the masseters to weaken, reducing tension and in turn resulting in a slimmer lower face. When patients see their jawline filler before and after results, there is usually a significant difference, especially from a profile view.

So how can I slim down my wide jaw?

Botox is best known for its dramatic effects on eliminating, reducing, and preventing fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It works by paralyzing the muscle in which it is injected and reducing muscle contractions that would typically cause the formation of wrinkles. You can slim down your wide jaw by getting Botox or any othery neurotoxin such as Dysport injected into your masseters. Because Botox is a neurotoxin used to paralyze and relax the muscle in which it is injected, if injected into the masseters it results in slimming of the lower face.

Does TMJ Botox slim your face?

TMJ Botox does slim your face as an added benefit. When Botox is injected into the masseters, it paralyzes the muscle, reducing tension and flexion of the muscle. Similar to working out versus not working out, muscles that are constantly active tend to grow in size, while underactive muscles remain smaller. This also applies to the masseters, which is why reduction in flexion of the masseters will also reduce the size of your masseters, resulting in a lower face slimming effect.

As the masseters are relaxed, tension is reduced, reducing the size of the overall lower face and jaw. Botox is great to slim down the jaw by reducing the size of the masseters, but sometimes it takes more than just Botox to slim down the jawline if there is excess fat present in the area.

How can I eliminate that pesky extra fat around the jawline and under the chin?

Two popular non surgical procedures used to eliminate unwanted fat around the jawline include CoolSculpting and Kybella.

CoolSculpting is a non surgical method of fat reduction through the use of a vacuum applicator that is applied to the area of concern. Is CoolSculpting good for under the chin and can Coolsculpting used to make the jawline more defined and attractive? CoolSculpting is good for use under the chin for submental fat, also called the double chin and also submandibular fat, which is the extra fat covering your jawline. Once the applicator is in place, the fat is sucked in and frozen at a temperature that will freeze fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue in the treatment area. CoolSculpting may require up to 3 sessions for optimal results, though one session will typically suffice. You can expect to see results with in 1 – 2 months after your first treatment.

Kybella is an injectable solution made of deoxycholic acid, a chemical produced naturally by the body to break down fat. Can Kybella define jawline? Yes, Kybella can be used to define the jawline as it breaks down fat cells in the treatment area upon injection. You can expect to see results within 1 – 2 months after your first treatment, though it is common to need anywhere from one to 4 treatments for optimal results.

So overall, which is better, Kybella or CoolSculpting?

Both Kybella and CoolSculpting can successfully eliminate unwanted fat. While one treatment isn’t necessarily better than the other, either of the treatments may make more sense on a case by case basis. If you have a significant amount of that that needs to be eliminated and you can fit a CoolSculpting applicator, CoolSculpting is typically the preferred option as it does not require any painful injections and has no associated heavy swelling. Kybella is a great tool to use for those who have only very small amounts of fat that would not fit a CoolSculpting applicator. Both Kybella and CoolSculpting can be used to eliminate fat around the jaw and under the chin. Be sure to consult with an experienced professional to see which treatment you are a candidate for and how many sessions are right for you.

More on face lifting

While surgical face lifts will work in most cases, many people prefer to go with a non surgical route. PDO threads are a newly developed non surgical face lift that will give you the results of a surgical face lift without the side effects and down time associated with a face lift. So do PDO threads work for jowls? PDO threads work great for jowls and are commonly used as a tool to lift sagging skin in the face and neck. PDO threads work through insertion of barbed surgical threads under the skin that are then pulled upward with the skin – the barbs keeping the lifted skin in place. PDO threads work particularly well in areas like the midface, since there is a lot of tissue for the threads to hold on to. For that reason, PDO threads are great for the jowls.

You may be asking yourself how long does a jowl thread lift last? Depending on the severity of your case and how many threads were placed for results, a typical jowl thread lift will last you up to two years. While the results do not last as long as those of a traditional face lift, you have the benefit of skipping out on the surgery and allowing for natural collagen stimulation throughout the process.

How much does jaw contouring cost?

The jawline filler cost can vary significantly depending on the original state of your lower face, the types of procedures needed to reach your desired look, and the number of treatments needed. Taking these factors into consideration, the cost of your jaw contour can be anywhere from $1600 – $8000.

Starting with the basics, how much is jawline filler in NYC?

A jawline filler in NYC can cost anywhere from $600 to $1200 per syringe. Depending on the product used, the treatment area, and how many syringes are needed for optimal results, this price may vary. The price may also depend on who your injector is and what their qualifications are. A board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for example, will likely charge more than a nurse.

If you are interested in Botox for your masseters, how much does facial slimming Botox cost? On average, facial slimming Botox costs $400 – $1500 or more. This price depends on how many units are needed which is based on the original strength of your masseters. For some 30 to 40 units of Botox will suffice, while for others up to 150 units are needed to achieve optimal results.

Eliminating jawline fat using CoolSculpting and Kybella can vary in price, so how much does CoolSculpting cost in NYC?

The CoolSculpting cost in NYC ranges $600 – $1000 per applicator. Because there are various sizes of applicators that are designed for different areas with different cycle duration times, the prices vary. A regular applicator is usually on the lower end of the scale, while CoolSculpt mini and CoolSculpt Plus are more expensive as they are more targeted than the regular applicators, take longer, and use a different level of energy.

How much is Kybella NYC?

The cost of Kybella in NYC usually ranges $400 – 800 per vial. This cost depends on how many vials you purchase and on the treatment area.

A non surgical face lift is usually the last treatment if the above mentioned treatments are combined. How much is a thread lift in NYC? A thread lift in NYC can cost between $2000 and $4000. This depends on how many threads are needed, the length of the thread, the type of thread, the treatment area, and the general pricing of the clinic you go to. You may see $400 thread lifts online, but before you schedule an appointment, be sure to confirm that the threads that are being used are barbed threads, as these are the threads that are needed to create a “lift”. The low cost thread lifts online also are often priced by the number of threads, which can often be deceiving as four smooth threads, for example, will not give you the lift that you are looking for at all.

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