The ageing process and weight loss can cause a lack of jaw definition and give the face a sagging appearance. Jaw enhancement with dermal filler is a minimally invasive to improve your jawline without the need for extended downtime or scarring.
During your treatment dermal filler is injected along the jawline to create the desired shape and angles. Most of today’s dermal filler products are formulated with anaesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable. The number of injections that are required will depend on your specific needs. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete, so it can easily be scheduled over your lunch hour. As soon as the procedure is finished, patients can leave our clinic and return to their normal daily activities.
The best way to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for jaw enhancement injections is to schedule a consultation with us. We will listen to your concerns and perform a thorough examination of your face and medical history and suggest the most appropriate procedure. It is equally important that you have realistic expectations about what this procedure can and cannot do to address your cosmetic concerns. Ultimately, patient suitability is determined during a consultation with a doctor.
Minor swelling is a common side effect of dermal filler treatments. Although relatively uncommon, bruising may also occur. Like all other medical procedures, there are potential complications associated with dermal filler treatments and these will be discussed with you in depth during your consultation with a doctor.
While dermal filler treatments may seem straightforward, they still require specific skills and expertise to perform. A qualified doctor will administer your treatments at epiclinic with the aim to create a natural but refreshed appearance.
Following a cosmetic injection treatment, the jaw area may feel slightly numb. This is because the effects of the anaesthetic still need to wear off. The area will also be slightly swollen and bruised for at least two days but this won’t prevent you from returning to work. Be sure not to touch or rub the jawline for at least two days to prevent the product from shifting. You will also want to refrain from engaging in any activities that could cause excess sweating as this can impact your results, this includes vigorous exercise and spending time in a sauna. Even though you will see an immediate difference after your procedure, your final results will only be visible after all swelling as subsided. Fortunately, this doesn’t take long at all. We will take you through specific aftercare instructions during your appointment.
Jaw implants may offer a more permanent solution, but it also has additional risks, including infection, scarring and implant rejection. Dermal fillers are not only minimally invasive but the results can be reversed at any point. There’s also no need to continue with treatment if you don’t want to. Overall, dermal fillers produce results that look and feel more natural than implants do, which is why they’re the preferred choice for most people.
Yes, it is possible to combine jaw fillers with additional treatments that will enhance the natural contours of your face and smooth out your skin. We will help you create a personalised treatment plan that will target your biggest ageing concerns.
New patient consultation fees to see Dr Molton are $85 and are payable when booking.