Jawline injections are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help you reshape your jaw and chin. They are designed to enhance the bone structure of your jawline and face, leaving you with an improved facial contour overall.
Jawline injections are done for multiple reasons. Patients may want to add volume lost due to age, fix an asymmetrical jawline, create a more defined jawline, or provide a stronger foundation and frame for the face. If you are unhappy with the shape of your face for any reason, jawline injections could be a potential solution.
Given facial fillers have so many uses, deciding whether you’re a good candidate can be difficult. Talking over your aesthetic goals with a trained practitioner can help you figure out whether jawline injections are right for you. Below, we will go over some of the basics about filler treatment to help you make an informed decision.
What Are Jawline Injections?
Multiple types of dermal fillers are used for jawline injections, most prominently Voluma or Radiesse. These fillers contain substances like hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, which help restore or add volume to the face.
Thicker fillers tend to work best as they more closely resemble bone when injected and last longer, but your practitioner should be able to talk over options with you and give you the best recommendations based on your goals.
What Happens During A Jawline Injection Procedure?
Before your procedure, you will schedule a consultation with a practitioner. As facial fillers are used for myriad reasons, you will need to pinpoint what changes you want to make and figure out a proper treatment plan. You will figure out the type of filler, amount of filler, and injection site during your appointment.
Jawline injections are not usually painful, although some patients may experience minor discomfort. If you are concerned about pain, talk to your practitioner about applying a topical numbing cream before the procedure.
Unless you experience swelling, the effects of jawline injections should be immediately apparent. You can return to normal activities right away, although some practitioners may recommend you avoid alcohol or strenuous exercise for a set period after getting injections.
Talk to your practitioner about the recovery process and follow their instructions closely. In many cases, you may not have to do anything to aid recovery, which should happen naturally. However, swelling or bruising may require treatment with ice or topical medications.
What Are The Benefits of Jawline Injections?
Jawline injections are non-invasive, come with little recovery time, and make immediate changes to your facial structure. A form of facial contouring, injections allow you to create the facial frame you want without undergoing expensive surgery.
Jawline injections may not be able to treat all cosmetic issues, however. For example, practitioners usually do not recommend jawline injections for issues like a double chin. If you want specific changes to your facial structure that fillers may not address, you may want to consider surgical procedures.
How Long Do Jawline Injections Last?
Everyone’s body will react differently to jawline injections, so how long they last is contingent on a number of factors. In general, jawline injections last between fifteen months and two years. For most patients, results start fading between nine and twelve months.
While jawline injections are not permanent, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help them last longer. These include:
- Adopting a healthy diet
- Avoiding UV light and wearing sunscreen
- Applying facial moisturizer regularly
- Drinking plenty of water to help your skin stay hydrated
Are Jaw Injections Safe?
Yes. If you’re working with an experienced, certified practitioner and using FDA-approved fillers, the risk of complications from injectable fillers is very low.
Some people may experience side effects like swelling, itching, redness, or acne. These should usually go away on their own shortly after the procedure and do not require treatment.
In rare cases, more severe side effects can occur. These include infections, skin nodule formations, skin lumps, or inflammatory skin reactions. Sometimes, these side effects may require medical attention, so reach out to your practitioner if you experience any of them. With prompt intervention, even more serious side effects can be treated successfully.
The best way you can avoid complications is working with a reputable practitioner with experience administering facial injections.
The Bottom Line
Jawline injections are a versatile form of aesthetic medicine that can help enhance your appearance in a variety of ways. They carry the benefit of being non-invasive with a minimal recovery time, making them appealing to those looking to enhance their appearance without surgery.
If you’re wondering whether jawline injections are the right means to meet your goals, reach out here to talk it over with a practitioner. At BLUSH Beverly Hill, our talented team of practitioners have decades worth of experience in aesthetic medicine. We work with every patient one-on-one to ensure their treatment plan will help them meet their aesthetic goals.