Bringing harmony and balance to one’s facial features is always the goal with injections and this oftentimes includes jawline filler. This injectable treatment is very discreet, yet makes a naturally beautiful difference in the overall facial appearance.
Jawline filler is most commonly known to help with the following:
- Contouring the jawline
- Reducing the prominence of jowls
- Balancing facial profiles
- Smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles
This article will help cover more about jawline filler basics, commonly asked questions, and before and after images of our real clients. (p.s. we often incorporate jawline filler in our customized full face filler treatments )
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What is jawline filler?
Jawline filler is a non-surgical injectable procedure, that defines the jawline and reduces lines, wrinkles, and folds in the area.
This is a great treatment for those who have lost jawline structure (due to normal aging), want to help reduce the appearance of jowls, or simply want to contour to the jaw for a balanced profile!
How long does jawline filler last?
Jawline filler typically lasts 10-12 months depending on the type of injectable product used and how quickly the individual metabolizes the product. Some injectable products like Radiesse and Sculptra actually help to build collagen in the area of injections, which may extend the longevity of the treatment.
Check out the difference between Sculptra and HA fillers in the article below.
How do I know if I need jawline filler?
If you are looking to balance your facial profile, are lacking jawline contour, or have a loss of volume due to the normal aging process, then you might be a good candidate for this treatment!
- However, at Elite, we encourage an initial consultation with one of our Nurse Practitioner injectors. Consultations ensure the client is a good fit for the treatment, has all questions answered, and understands expectations of what the treatment does!
How do I prepare for jawline filler?
To best prepare for jawline filler, talk with your provider about the full list of pre-treatment instructions specific to you.
But here is a common list of “do’s and dont’s” to help you better prepare:
- Do stop all blood thinning medications at least 48 hours before appointment (if prescribed for medical conditions talk with your provider)
- Do stop drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before appointment
- Do Eat pineapple 1 week leading up to the appointment or take bromelain tablets 24 hours before, to reduce risks of swelling
- Do consider taking arnica tablets to reduce bruising
- Do come with a clean, make-up free face to your appointment
- Do ask any medical questions you have, before your appointment
- Don’t work out 24-48 hours after injections
- Don’t touch or massage the injection site with dirty hands
- Don’t drink alcoholic beverages for 24-48 hours after treatment
- Don’t participate in any heat inducing activities 24-48 hours after treatment
Is jawline filler painful?
Jawline filler is very tolerable for most clients and the majority of the injecting products contain lidocaine in them to help with comfortability. However, it is not uncommon for the area to feel sore or “heavy feeling” after the injections and this will subside after a few days. Always contact your provider if you are experiencing any severe pain or complications.
What are the risks of jawline filler?
Common risks accompanied by jawline filler include:
- Bleeding at initial injection site
These risks listed above usually subside within a few days after treatment. Bruising & swelling can last 10-14 days, but note this is normal and can take a full 2 weeks to settle.
Rare, but potential risks include:
- Vascular occlusion
- Allergic reaction to product used
If you are experiencing any of the rare side effects, contact your injector immediately! Ensure your provider has explained these risks before treatment and you feel that your safety is top priority during AND after the treatment. We also suggest to schedule a 2 week follow up after all facial filler treatments to ensure client satisfaction. Any needed touch ups can be done at this time too!
Is botox or filler better for the jawline?
Botox and filler are both injectable treatments that can help with jaw concerns, however knowing which treatment is best for you, and your aesthetic goals, is best decided between you and the injector! The difference between the two are explained a little more below
- Jawline botox (or “Tox” aka Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau) injections are ONLY used to treat the masseter muscles that can cause the face to have a more “boxy” or masculine appearance. Botox works to relax the jawline muscles and can create an overall slimmer or softer jawline while also helping with things like TMJ and clenching.
Note: We err on the side of caution with injecting Tox for TMJ or clenching reasons, because this is usually a result of an underlying concern such as stress, anxiety etc.
Watch this video to learn more about why you shouldn’t get botox for clenching without addressing the underlying cause.
- Jawline filler is an injectable that is used to sculpt and build the jawline, while blending into the chin region. Overall, jawline filler is going to give back shape, structure, and contour to the jawline.
Below are two before and after images that display the different outcomes of Botox and filler for the jawline:
Botox for jawline:
Credit: Skin Thesis Med Spa
Filler for jawline:
Elite Medical & Aesthetics, by Simone, NP
How many syringes are needed for jawline filler?
It is not uncommon to use one syringe of filler per side, equaling 2 syringes in total, for the whole treatment. Again, since everyone is different, this is a great question to address with your provider in the initial consultation to get a better understanding and for budgeting purposes.
What is the downtime of jawline filler?
Jawline filler downtime may include:
- Redness/pin-point bleeding at injection site
Bruising and swelling may last 10-14 days, as it takes a full 2 weeks for most filler to fully settle. After a few days, tenderness and redness will subside! We recommend to follow the post-care instructions provided to you, and always contact your provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Watch the video below of Elite’s Post-Treatment Care Packages that all clients receive after a treatment at our office 😊
What is the best filler to use for the jawline?
The best filler to use for the jawline is determined by several factors:
- The clients’s anatomy
- Aesthetic concerns & goals
- Longevity of treatment
- Healthy history
We most commonly use a firm hyaluronic acid (HA) filler like RHA 4 or a collagen stimulating injectable like Radiesse because they provide more structure for the area. Our NP injectors carry many different product options for our clients and tend to use cleaner, less toxic products to keep client safety as our number one priority.
Does jawline filler give you a masculine appearance?
Jawline filler has the ability to give a more masculine look, but this is only if someone is wanting to achieve that look, particularly men (as below). Artistic injectors have the eye and ability to use aesthetic treatments, like filler, to bring harmony and balance to one’s face for multiple different outcomes. This is preferred to injectors that just inject everyone the same.
- If a male is looking to enhance their jawline for a more masculine appearance, then the injector will use a specific technique to achieve this look (if its appropriate/achievable for the client)
- If a female is looking for an overall facial rejuvenation, then using jawline filler to add volume and structure back to the jawline, while still keeping a heart shaped feminine look, is a different injecting technique.
Below is an image for a visual example of how jawline filler can be used for females and males looking for different aesthetic goals
Credit: TruYou Appearance Medicine
Does jawline filler make you look slimmer?
Jawline filler does have the potential to make someone look slimmer because of the contouring of the filler and how it can reduce prominence of jowls or even double chin. Oftentimes, jawline filler is also used in conjunction with other treatments to help slim the lower face.
Those other treatments may include:
- Kybella: an injection used to dissolve unwanted fat pads such as a “double chin”
- Chin filler: an injectable treatment used to bring structure back to the chin and even facial profile
- Skin/neck tightening treatments: a mix of laser/microneedling treatments, and potentially injectable treatments like Sculptra, to tighten the neck and reduce loose skin
Explore more on these individual treatments below
How much does jawline filler cost?
Jawline filler is priced on how many syringes are used during the treatment. On average a syringe of filler costs around $700-$800. Most commonly, two syringes are used on each side of the jawline.
Does jawline filler help with jowls?
Jawline filler alone does not necessarily target jowls. However, when the jawline region is more defined it can help to reduce the appearance of jowls, making them look less dominant. If jowling is a main concern, there may be different treatments better suited for the individual, or even a referral for surgical correction.
Also, keep in mind that if a different treatment is better suited for your concerns, to go to a medical spa that puts “people over profits” and is honest with what treatment will give you the best outcome.
What is the difference between jawline filler and Kybella?
The difference between jawline filler and Kybella is that they are used to target different aesthetic concerns. More explained below 👇
Kybella/DCPC Injections: An injection that dissolves unwanted fat commonly used in the double chin area.
Jawline Filler: Dermal filler that is used to replace loss of volume and build structure along the jawline region
These treatments can be used together to achieve client goals, as well.
Jawline filler before and after
Elite Medical & Aesthetics is a premier med spa located in Lone Tree, CO. Our all nursing staff of Nurse Practitioners take a holistic approach to natural results with safety as #1 priority.
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