Jawline contouring with dermal fillers, PDO threads and Botox®
The jawline and chin form the bony scaffold that holds in place the skin and tissues of the lower face.
A weak chin or underdeveloped jaw can lead to disproportion in the lower face, with imbalance of the mouth, nose and lips.
If the jawline and chin are not stable enough to hold loosening skin and tissues, it can also exacerbate the appearance of ageing. Drooping of the mouth, jowls and sagging cheeks can be worsened if these bony structures do not support them well.
At her London, Essex and Hertfordshire clinics, Dr Anita Dhunna offers a unique, specialised jawline contouring treatment. Her artistic and precisely-planned technique incorporates the use of:
- Dermal fillers
- PDO threads and
- Wrinkle-smoothing injections (Botox®).
How does the treatment work?
Injecting a hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Juvederm into the chin and jawline can enhance these features. It helps to restore lost volume and provides a scaffold that supports the surrounding tissue.
PDO threads act as lifting tools. They tighten loose tissue and stimulate the production of collagen – a vital substance in taut, youthful and healthy skin.
Botox® injections into the masseter muscles can slim the lower face, creating a more harmonious and feminine appearance. It is effective for those who grind their teeth, causing a wider lower jaw appearance.
Men can achieve a sharper, stronger-looking jawline with a contouring technique using dermal fillers.
Am I suitable for jawline contouring?
We can offer several options for jawline contouring, so there is most likely to be a solution for your individual need.
In your pre-treatment consultation, Dr Dhunna will take the time you need to discuss your medical history, your individual concerns and your expectations.
When we have decided on a preferred and appropriate course of treatment, you will be invited back to the clinic for treatment.
Does it hurt?
Dr Dhunna is an expert in her field and understands that discomfort is a primary concern among patients.
Therefore, she uses topical anaesthetic, a proven and effective temporary numbing cream, which, when used before any injectable treatment, will negate any discomfort.
Most dermal fillers like Juvederm contain anaesthetic and Botox® injections are so tiny that topical anaesthetic is rarely required.
However, you will be able to discuss your concerns, threshold to discomfort and expected preventative treatments prior to your procedure and if you feel you would like to be treated with topical anaesthetic, it can be provided.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary from patient to patient due to skin condition, quality and laxity. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your expectations of the results with the doctor prior to treatment.
You should expect to see a dramatic improvement in the lower face, with a tightening of the skin and your chin and jawline more in balance with the rest of your face.
With dermal fillers, your skin will start to produce collagen as it responds to the hyaluronic acid. PDO threads also help to stimulate and produce collagen, leading to a marked improvement in the quality, tone and texture of your skin.
However, it is worth considering your lifestyle choices when undergoing any treatment. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol and even over-exertion in the gym can affect results and how long they last.
But if you eat well, look after your skin and don’t smoke, your skin will respond and heal more readily and you will experience longer-term results.
How long will results last?
Again, everyone is unique, as is their response to treatment.
Results from dermal filler injections can last up to 18 months, depending on the type of dermal filler used.
Botox® can last up to 3 or 4 months.
The results from PDO threads can last up to 2 years.