Many people today would love to have a sharper, more defined jawline and chin. If this is you, we have good news! Dermal fillers, Botox, Kybella, and surgery are all options that could help you get the well-sculpted appearance you want.
Here’s a brief guide to the most popular chin and jawline enhancement treatments and how they work.
Jawline and Chin Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers, specifically chin fillers and jawline fillers, are a great option for patients who want to enhance their jawlines without undergoing an invasive or permanent procedure. In this treatment, a provider injects a few syringes of a filler material into strategic areas of your face. The filler can be injected wherever you want to add volume.
Fillers can help you create a different contour and reduce the appearance of jowls. The results can be subtle or significant, but they generally work best with patients who want fairly small changes, such as those who don’t quite have the bony edge they are looking for.
There’s a lot to be said for fillers! Unlike with surgery, you aren’t stuck with your new jawline if you don’t love it, and unlike with Botox, the fillers won’t inhibit muscle contraction. They typically last 9-12 months, but you can keep your results longer with semi-regular upkeep appointments.
If you feel that your chin lacks definition, your jawline isn’t symmetrical, or your jowls sag a bit, you’re probably a great candidate for a dermal filler.
Botox Masseter Treatments
Botox does more than just reduce wrinkles: it can also slim the face and change the shape of the jawline. When injected into the masseter (chewing) muscles, which affect the shape of your face and jawline, Botox will decrease muscle exertion and ultimately cause the prominent muscles to shrink.
The masseter muscles have a surprisingly large impact on your overall face shape. When they are enlarged because of teeth grinding, clenching, genetics, or other causes, they can make your jawline appear more masculine or less defined. Shrinking the masseters can create a slimmer jawline shape.
There are many good reasons why Botox is still popular decades after its introduction: it’s safe, non-invasive, and effective. It can also be a subtle treatment. As long as you get your injections from an experienced, qualified provider, you should not experience the dreaded “frozen face” appearance. Your masseter size will decrease over time, with visible results appearing within 4 to 6 weeks of treatment.
Botox masseter treatments are an especially good option if you want to reduce the appearance of a square jawline or chubby cheeks. If you are looking to create a sleeker, more feminine facial appearance, you may be a great candidate for Botox.
Kybella For Chin Fat
Kybella allows you to reduce excess fat in the chin region. It’s currently the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the jowls or under the chin, although it can also be used off-label in other parts of the body.
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down fat in our bodies. With each Kybella treatment, fat cells are broken down, and then those cells are cleared away through your body’s natural processes.
One of the best parts of Kybella is that it lasts a long time. It can create permanent fat reduction results if your overall weight stays the same after the treatment. However, most patients need 3-5 treatment sessions to achieve the results they want.
If your main jawline and chin concern is excess fat, Kybella might be an excellent treatment option for you.
Surgery for the Chin
Surgical implants provide more permanent results than either fillers or Botox. If you love how you look with a chin filler, don’t want to have to keep up with maintenance appointments, and are comfortable going under the knife, you may want to consider a chin implant. The results can last a lifetime.
Unfortunately, surgery comes with more temporary bruising, swelling, and downtime than dermal fillers or Botox. Most patients take several weeks or more to fully heal. And while having a one-and-done, permanent treatment may sound appealing, there’s a major downside: you will need additional surgery to reverse the effects if you don’t like them.
Surgical implants can last a lifetime if left in place. That’s great if you like your new appearance, but not so much if you don’t. We always recommend trying a filler before committing to an implant so you can see what your new appearance will look like before you make it permanent.
If you are uncomfortable with surgery for an aesthetic treatment, worried about downtime, or would prefer to avoid the higher upfront cost of surgery, you may want to get fillers or Botox instead.
Set Up Your Jawline and Chin Treatment Consultation
Beauty Boost Med Spa provides fillers, Botox, Kybella, and other non-surgical treatments to help patients achieve their desired appearance. If you are ready to set up a personalized treatment plan or just want to learn more about your options, you can schedule a consultation with us.