How to improve a weak jawline without surgery - 2019
How to improve a weak jawline without surgery - 2019

A sharp jawline is often regarded as attractive. It is also a facial feature that signals confidence and is associated with youthfulness. Today, you can reshape a weak jawline with minimally invasive aesthetic treatments such as a jawline filler. These dermal filler treatments involve much less risks compared to surgery and come at an affordable price. 


Minimally invasive dermal fillers give you more choices

Today, patients have two options, surgical or non-surgical aesthetic treatment, for a weak jawline. These two alternatives are complementary but minimally invasive treatments with jawline fillers are gaining ground. The advancements in minimally invasive treatments imply that healthcare practitioners can do much more today than they could some years ago and the procedures are less invasive than surgery. 

Moreover, dermal fillers are lasting but not permanent. Accordingly, the aesthetic treatments can be adjusted to the changes your face undergoes as you age. Dermal filler treatments with a jawline filler thus provide very good conditions for a personalized and natural-looking result. 

Signs of aging on the jawline

Signs of aging can be quite apparent on the jawline. The facial bones are the main determinants of the facial shape. As we age, especially after we turn 50, bone resorption increases. This is often visible in the jawline, especially at the posterior (back) part of the lower jaw, where the angle of the jaw becomes less defined. 

Another effect that comes with age is jowling. Jowling is caused mainly by the effects of gravity. As we age, fat pads in the middle part of the face descend below the jawline. Combined with bone resorption and loss of volume at the temples and cheekbones, as well as less elastic and firm skin, the result is a weak jawline or a jawline that has lost its definition. This could lead to an older or tired look. Aging is a natural process and we should age with grace. Dermal filler treatments can however reshape a weak jawline for those who feel uncomfortable with the changes they see in the mirror. 


Jawline fillers are gaining popularity also among younger people

Aesthetic treatments with jawline fillers have also become popular among younger people who want a different shape of their jawline, for different reasons. People want to feel comfortable with how they look and do not want to look for example weak or tired or old. With dermal filler treatments no drastic measures are needed to get a little bit more confidence and self-esteem regarding how you look. Minor changes, only a few millimeters, have a significant impact in the face and can bring out your individual best looks.


Minimal risks with more than 20 years of experience of using dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar molecule, that occurs naturally in the skin and that binds a thousand times its own weight of water. Hyaluronic acid is normally broken down within one or two days in the body. The hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers has been stabilized, which means that it takes longer for the body to break it down. This gives a lasting, but not permanent, effect.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have been used for more than 20 years in aesthetic treatments and to date, tens of millions of patients have had aesthetic treatments with hyaluronic acid fillers. A large number of clinical trials have also been conducted to evaluate results and side effects of these filler injections. Of course, you should always choose a qualified healthcare practitioner for your aesthetic treatments.

What to expect during and after the treatment

As with other types of dermal filler treatments, you may feel a little pain when a filler is injected in your jaw, but patients normally perceive the pain as mild. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is integrated in most fillers today, which reduces the discomfort. The injection point may become a little red and in some cases the patient bleeds a little bit when the filler is injected. After the treatment, you may feel some pain or tension in your jaw. Other expected reactions at the injection site are bruising, swelling and itching.

In addition to these reactions there are other important side effects and before the treatment, you should discuss all possible risks and benefits with your healthcare practitioner.


A result that lasts longer

The stabilized hyaluronic acid that is used in dermal fillers usually lasts for about six months to two years, but there are of course individual variations. Some people have bodies that break down and absorb the injected hyaluronic acid faster than others. It also depends on the area that has been injected. The lasting but not permanent effect means that you can always have a natural-looking result, irrespective of where you are in life. 

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