Dermal filler is a great way to provide definition and shape to the jawline. It can enhance the younger patient’s jawline and provide structure to the jawline in an older patient.
Jawline definition and a stronger profile can be achieved by using:
In the video below Mr Erik Koppert discusses how to treat the jawline with dermal fillers.
Understanding the jawline
In women it is best to assess a face in two distinct areas, shown in the image below. Area 1 is the angle of the jaw and area 2 is the jowl, pre-jowl and chin.
Area 1 – Angle of the jaw
This area can either be slimmed using anti-wrinkle injections (facial slimming treatment) or strengthened / projected outwards using dermal fillers.
A more feminine jawline is slimmer than a male jawline and for this reason facial slimming is much more popular in women than in men. Placing dermal filler on the angle of the jaw can achieve a ‘tenting’ effect and pull the jawline back, helping to improve the jowls.
Facial slimming in patients over 40 can cause a very slight sag to the jowl area – slimming the muscle on the angle of the jaw can reduce the tenting effect (imagine taking down a tent pole in a marquee). As a result we have to be very careful deciding whether to slim someone over 40 with anti-wrinkle treatment.
Area 2 – pre-jowl, jowl and chin
This is the area where we use dermal filler to strengthen the jawline. Dermal fillers replace lost volume and provide structural support for the jawline. I like to think of the jawline as being like the side panel of a car. If you look down the side of the car you ideally want to see a nice smooth curve. As we age we develop indentations at the jowl area, like a dent in the side panel of the car.
Placing dermal filler in the jowl area can be thought of as panel beating to lift up the dent and restore a lovely smooth curve again.
How to treat the jawline with dermal fillers
Dermal filler is like sculpting – we are adding extra volume above the bone to provide a stronger profile. We can place dermal filler along the jawline and chin to improve your profile.
A good way of strengthening the jawline with dermal filler is to place the filler at the angle of the jaw (the back of the jaw). We have to be careful when treating this area to make sure that we don’t masculinise the face too much.
How much dermal filler will I need to treat the jawline?
We tend to use between 1ml and 2ml of dermal filler to treat the jawline. Some patients may need more and some a little less. If you treat the chin at the same time add another 1ml to the treatment. We tend to use a firm dermal filler when treating the jawline to provide good structure to the area.
How do dermal fillers help strengthen the jawline?
Dermal fillers add volume and structure to the jawline. We tend to use a firm, structural filler to enhance the lower third of the face and jawline.
How long will jawline dermal filler last?
Jawline dermal fillers last for up to 18 months depending on the filler used.
How much does jawline filler cost?
At Cityskin we charge from $650 per ml of dermal filler. We do not charge a consultation fee
Dr Ilana and Dr Brown discuss how to treat the jawline with dermal fillers
How to create a sharp jawline using anti-wrinkle injections
Chin dermal filler
We often take the chin into consideration when assessing the strength of the lower face and jawline. Chin dermal filler is a great way to project the profile and give the appearance of a stronger jawline. Read our artice on chin dermal fillers to find out more.
Facial / jawline slimming
This is one of our favourite treatments at Cityskin. We can reduce the width of the face by placing anti-wrinkle injections in the jaw muscle. Click here to find out all about facial slimming treatment.
Double chin injections
Double chin injections are a great way to reduce fullness under the chin and create a more defined side profile. The photo below shows a patient who has had double chin treatment at Cityskin.
To find out more about double chin injections click here.
How to treat male jawlines to achieve a ‘chiselled’ look
If you think of attractive men across the ages they often have a common feature – a strong, chiselled jaw. Think of Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Chris Brown (TV vet). A strong jawline is linked to higher testosterone levels and been found in studies to be a more attractive trait.
A stronger jawline can be achieved in one of two ways in men:
- Shaping the facial hair to give the impression of a stronger jaw
- Dermal filler placed at the angle of the jaw to project it outwards
We rarely recommend facial slimming treatment in men as it can slim the jawline and feminise the face.