Jawline improvements and what treatments help.22/11/20
Requests to improve the jawline are common in my clinic. I get enquiries from Chester and all over North Wales asking me what treatment is best for this area.
Click here to go to my YouTube channel where there is a video of my lovely patient explaining her experience of having her jawline treatment in my clinic here in Burton, near Rossett.
When I assess my patient's jawline I look at 3 aspects:
1- Is there a structural issue that needs improving? For example in an older patient it may be that the jaw bone has shortened over the years and needs lengthening with some structural support. This is when I consider dermal fillers. When fillers are placed just touching the bone they provide support to the overlaying soft tissues. This often looks like your bone structure is young and the jawbone is tall and straight.
it may be that the chin was underdeveloped and that's usually because of genetics, but not always. This then allows fullness to appear in the under chin area and around the jawline. Again this can be tweaked with dermal filler.
2- Is the skin elastic? For example in older patients the skin may have lost elasticity and it may need some tightening and strengthening. This is when I consider medical grade skin peels, topical treatments like cosmeceuticals and PDO threads. PDO threads can reposition sagging skin and take around 12 weeks to tighten the skin. The effects can last from 12-18 months. Botox can sometimes lessen the tension in the depressor muscles of the lower face that pull the facial features south. When the depressors of the face are relaxed by Botox, the elevators of the face work in an unopposed manner and thus allow lift to the corners of the mouth and sometimes in the jawline. I've even seen cheeks appear more youthful with a small dose of Botox. However results from lower face Botox can be subtle but great as another tool to lift the jawline.
3- Are there fat pads under the chin that are obscuring the jawline? Treatments for double chin and jowling of the jawline can be treated with fat dissolving treatments like Aqualyx, Deso face and Kybella (Kybella is available in the USA but not the U.K. yet ). These treatments permanently get rid of fat in that area. These substances mimic what we make naturally in our gall bladder, deoxycholic acid, which can breakdown fat cells in our food. When this is injected into our fat layer in our skin, the fat cells die and are flushed away by our lymph system. There is often 7-10 days of swelling and the result is noted about 5-6 weeks later.
However, one may need a mixture of 2 or 3 treatment modalities to get the jawline more defined. It depends on your aesthetic goals.
Have a look at my treatment pages on dermal fillers, PDO threads, medical grade peels, cosmeceuticals and Aqualyx to learn more about these treatments
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