A well-defined jaw and a well-projected chin help balance the lower third of face and improve the face to neck transition. A weak, ill-defined jaw blends with the neck by sloping downward instead of supporting the lower face outward. Weak jaw along with a weak, receding chin lead to poor face to neck transition which progressively gets worse with aging.
For a lot of people, a weak jaw is not much of a concern until into their 40’s. As we age, our facial bones become thinner. This age-related bone loss leads to a reduction in the height and length of mandible or jaw bone. Because the mandible supports the lower face, this loss of mandibular volume affects the appearance of the entire face.
The good news is that a weak jaw can be addressed either surgically with mandibular implants or nonsurgically with the injection of an FDA-approved dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane. While mandibular implant is a permanent solution and may be the best option for some people, a surgical implant is more invasive; it requires general anesthesia, is associated with a couple of weeks of recovery period and a higher risk of bleeding, infection than dermal fillers, and of possible shifting of the implant.
Non-surgical jaw enhancement is done in our medical office after application of a topical numbing cream with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Juvederm Voluma or Juvederm Vollure. Dr. Malik may a blunt cannula for the placement of the dermal filler depending on where the jaw augmentation is needed. There is minimal bleeding, bruising with the treatment. As with all injections, there is a small risk of infection. The results are instantaneous and you can go back to your daily life immediately after the treatment.
The goal of jaw enhancement is to restore facial balance to the lower face while keeping it looking natural. The goal of our facial treatments is to restore the attractive three-dimensional and V-shaped contour of your face while keeping the results naturally understated and long-lasting. Frequently we combine jaw enhancement with other treatments to address lower face and neck line such as non-surgical skin tightening with the Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency and or Novathread Threadlift, facelift and neck lift.
For your non-surgical jaw enhancement in Dallas and Southlake, we use JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®XC or JUVÉDERM VOLLURE®XC. Both of these products are a hyaluronic acid cosmetic dermal filler with Vycross® technology which means they are longer lasting than older HA fillers and less hydrophilic than older HA fillers meaning they lead to less swelling than older HA fillers. The cost of non-surgical jaw enhancement depends on the type of filler and the amount of filler used. Call our office 888-210-9693 or check our current specials to see the price of dermal fillers at the time of your treatment.
For your non-surgical jaw enhancement in Dallas and Southlake, please call 888-210-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment