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Jaw Augmentation

Nonsurgical Treatments for Jaw Augmentation

Non-surgical jaw augmentation is used for patients who have a weak jawline or simply don’t like the shape of their jaw. Injectable solutions have few side effects and can be administered in a 15-minute office visit. Your jaw line can look fuller and more defined without downtime or expensive surgery. Patients with poor defined jawlines may also benefit from non-surgical treatment to change their chin shape.

Visit My Botox LA Med Spa for a jaw augmentation consultation. If you’re a good candidate for non-invasive chin treatment, our medical aesthetician will help you decide which injectable solution is best for your needs. We offer three different products for non- invasive jaw shaping – OnabotulinumtoxinA, incobotulinumtoxinA,or a volumizing filler made with Calcium Hydroxylapatite.

Fillers to Increase Chin or Jaw Length

Your chin and jawline are vital to the overall look of your face. A weak or receding chin upset the balance of your face, detracting from its silhouette. Patients with short or weak chins are anxious to improve their profiles, but may no be candidate for surgery or jaw implants. These individuals can correct the appearance of their jawline by receiving injectable fillers. Like non-invasive treatments for chin dimples, the use of dermal fillers only takes 10 to 15 minutes, with no recovery time.

Out medical aesthetician applies numbing cream to the chin area to prevent discomfort, and then marls the precise injection points. Filler is then injected into your chin, to plump up weak jawline and give it a more pleasing shape.

After the treatment, you may experience minor redness, swelling or bruising, which should diminish within two weeks.

Facial Sculpting for the Jaw and Chin with Injectable Solutions

Dermal fillers, along with the neuromodulators OnabotulinumtoxinA, and incobotulinumtoxinA, can be used sculpt the jawline and chin by placing the solutions in bony prominences instead of on surface skin. This type of facial sculpting works fine on certain individuals who want a more defined face and sculpted jawline without implants or augmentation surgery.

Facial fillers can accomplish soft tissue sculpting without the problems of long-term solutions like silicones. Implants and silicone may slide or cause granulomas.

Treatment for a Dimpled Chin

Jaw or chin augmentation implies a padding, or filling out of the jaw area or the jaw and chin. However, injectable fillers and other injectable solutions can alleviate other jaw and chin problems.

OnabotulinumtoxinA and incobotulinumtoxinA are sometimes used to smooth out chin dimples (also known as the orange peel effect). Caused by hyperactive muscles, these dimples resemble cellulite on the chin. They’re not strictly caused by aging, but by an overactive mentalis muscle or genetics. (The mentalis muscle controls movement of the lower lip.) Men and women of all ages can have a dimpled chin. OnabotulinumtoxinA and incobotulinumtoxinA are neuromodulators that stop muscles in the chin from contracting. Once muscles relax, dimples smooth out and become less apparent.

Some patients with deep chin dimples benefit from a combination of a neuromodulator (either OnabotulinumtoxinA or incobotulinumtoxinA) and a dermal filler to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin or dimples on the chin.

A single injection of dermal fillers or neuromodulator for chin dimples lasts from four to six months. After the injection wears off and dimples start to return, a follow-up treatment will smooth them out again.

Are You a Good Candidate for Jaw Augmentation?

If you desire subtle changes in the shape of your jaw and chin, an injectable filler offers you results without committing to surgery. The results of a non-surgical jaw augmentation are temporary, so if you don’t like how it looks it can be altered with a second treatment. If you are happy with the results, your new look will last until the injection fades, usually in four to six months. At that time, come to our offices for a maintenance treatment. Your follow-up treatments can also be altered to give you an even fuller look.

A jaw or chin augmentation with fillers can lengthen your chin, make it look pointed, square, more masculine or simply balance it to fit in with the symmetry of your face. Discuss what the appearance you’re looking for, and our medical aesthetician will help you achieve it.

Dermal fillers for chin augmentation are safe than implants or surgery, and the infrequent maintenance treatments can keep up your new look and make adjustments for changes caused by age and weight gain or loss. When you have a chin implant or augmentation surgery, it’s long-lasting, and can’t be easily changed to accommodate changes in your facial structure after the surgery.

Some people may benefit from injectable fillers for the jaw in the short-term to get an idea of what implants or jaw augmentation surgery results might look like. Injectable fillers help you determine what long-lasting results to pursue with surgery.

Injectables and Chin Augmentation Surgery

Patients who’ve had jaw or chin augmentation surgery, may also benefit from injections of OnabotulinumtoxinA, incobotulinumtoxinA, or a dermal filler in certain cases.

These injectables may be used if you’ve had (or are planning to have surgery). You will need to discuss this option with your surgeon, as it’s not always safe to have both treatments.

Precautions and Side Effects for Non-Invasive Jaw Augmentation

Patients who want to use fillers or neuromodulators as a temporary solution for sculpting the jaw and chin should consider the following:

Dermal filler side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Lumps (in rare cases)

OnabotulinumtoxinA, incobotulinumtoxinA (Neuromodulators) side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding at injection site
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Headache

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have dermal filler injections or injections with OnabotulinumtoxinA or incobotulinumtoxinA.

Avoid using the following medications or supplements a week before treatment, as tey may cause or prolong bleeding and other side effects:

  • Asprin
  • Warfarin
  • Ginseng
  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Ibuprofen

Maintenance injections for the jawline and/or chin are painless, but if you will need to follow through on your appointments twice a year for your jaw to retain a sculpted look.

Contact My Botox LA Med Spa today to learn more about non-surgical treatments for jaw augmentation.