Jaw & Chin Fillers
An introduction to jaw and chin fillers by Dr Yasmin Albeyatti.
What are dermal fillers for jaws and chins?
Dermal fillers are made from naturally occurring Hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers can be used in the jaw and chin area to improve:
- Sculpting the face to give a chiselled jaw line appearance
- Reduce the signs of aging and smooth sagging joules area
- Improve facial proportions for those who have a retruded or small chin
Dermal fillers can also be used to balance proportion sizes or improve areas of asymmetry on the face.
Do I need a filler in my jaws or chin?
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the signs of aging in the lower face around the jaw and chin area which leads to sagging skin and joules. As the face loses volume with time, the jaw and chin area are also affected giving them a smaller and less prominent appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to recreate the volume that is lost and give a more slender and youthful appearance.
Many patients wish to have fillers in their jaw line to add shape to their face. This is a very simple and effective way to give your face a ‘ chiselled model like’ appearance without any surgery or downtime.
For Facial Proportions:
Many people suffer from a small or retruded chin which can reduce ones confidence. Dermal fillers can be used to improve and balance a patients facial profile, which can make a significant difference to their appearance and confidence.
What to expect from your appointment?
A full consultation takes place to assess what the main concern is. A full facial assessment is completed to assess the concern and how best to address it and the best method to achieve the desired effect. The procedure, aftercare instructions, and costs are explained to the patient before we begin.
The skin is cleaned thoroughly first followed by numbing cream to make the treatment is more comfortable. The treatment is effective immediately allowing the patient to enjoy their new fuller cheeks straight away! Before and after photos will be done too to document your progress with the treatment.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your appointment will usually be booked for 30-45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless to a minimal level of discomfort. Numbing cream is usually applied to the skin 10 minutes prior to placing the filler to reduce any discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
The treatment can last 18 months. The more regularly you have your treatment, the longer it will begin to last.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 2 week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the treatment. Before and after photos are usually taken at this stage to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment are immediate. This gives both yourself and Dr Yasmin a great opportunity to make sure you’re perfectly happy with the treatment and its results.
What are the most common side effects?
Bruising can be a common side effect of dermal filler treatment. This can be easily covered up with makeup and will usually clear in a week or two.