Dermal fillers are becoming an increasingly common way to define the chin and jawline. As times have changes, skills advancing, and knowledge of facial anatomy evolving, so has the use of dermal fillers.
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How do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers have been well known for the midface and upper face but more recently used for enhancing the lower face. Juvederm Voluma has been around for years in the aesthetic industry and within the past year it has been FDA cleared for use in the chin and jawline. Restylane also carries filler options that will create structure to the chin and jawline such as Retylane Refyne and Restylant Lyft. Juvederm Voluma and Restylane are both made with structural integrity and hold their shape well. With newer FDA approved indications to use these fillers for the lower face; the industry is gaining a greater understanding of facial anatomy and proportions.
Treating the lower face with dermal fillers is common in various age groups and gender. The younger population has been finding fillers key to accentuate and sculpt the jawline, building a more prominent chin, and balancing other facial structures such as the lips and nose.
Balancing Facial Features With Dermal Fillers
A well-defined chin creates an attractive balance between your nose, lips, and cheeks. A small chin can allow other features to overpower your face. Making your nose appear bigger or your lips appear too prominent, allowing you to look unbalanced and disproportioned.
Adding volume to the chin can create an aesthetically pleasing, heart shaped face. This can feminize the face and allow it to look slimmer. You also want to have a visible separation between your lower face and neck. Most women prefer a defined jawline, the increased definition and structure allows the neck to look elongated and balanced with the face.
The most popular makeup trends use shades that are lighter and darker than your natural color, to create shadows which will enhance facial features and improve the overall facial structure. While this is a great temporary enhancement, adding filler will allow these results to last way longer than your short-lived make-up application.
Dermal Fillers Are For Everyone
Women are not the only ones benefiting from dermal fillers. Men are using dermal fillers to build a more defined masculine jawline. An aesthetically pleasing masculine facial structure includes a strong defined jawline extending from the ears to the chin. Men tend to have a broader jawline while still appearing slim and defined. This is a perfect example of how men and women of all ages can benefit from lower face fillers.
The most popular group benefiting from use of fillers in the lower face is those targeting anti-aging. As we age, gravity takes a hold of facial fat, we lose volume and elasticity and fat pads gradually deviate towards our jawline leaving us with jowls, malar creases, droopy cheeks, prominent nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lack of definition in the lower face.
Using Fillers to Smooth Your Skin
Some key things in facial rejuvenation is restoring chin volume to the appropriate size for the face. We add fillers to the jawline to decrease the appearance of jowls and minimize the transition from the area of subcutaneous fat and bone which makes jowls more prominent. This means adding fillers to the anterior jawline and extending posteriorly as needed.
Fillers can also smooth out skin irregularities and wrinkles such as a pebbly appearing chin with irregular texture, lines, folds, and loss of elasticity around the mouth and lower cheeks. This added volume will give structure to the skin and lift the tissue along the jawline and neck for a youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and can be performed in one session lasting less than one hour. There is little to no downtime, and the procedure is essentially painless after we use a numbing cream. For optimal results and increased patient satisfaction we encourage you to follow up in 2 weeks for a follow up visit and to perform any refinement to the treatment.
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