|Treatment time: 30 mins|
|Duration of results: 9-12 months|
|Down time: can return to work immediately|
|Side effects: Possible mild swelling, possible bruising|
The shape, projection and dimension of the chin are integral part to the overall facial aesthetic. Dermal fillers can dramatically improve the profile of clients with a chin that may look weak or underdeveloped. As part of the ageing process, this facial area will inevitably experience gradual bone and soft tissue loss, leading to a reduction in structural support and an accompanying dimpled effect on the skin. The use of dermal fillers can restore structure and balance, recreating a more defined and youthful “triangular” outline. By sculpting the shape of the chin, the profile can become sharper, balancing out the facial features.
When assessing your treatment, Laurie will consider the size and contours of your face, the projection of your nose and composition of your features to ensure that she achieves just the right balance and proportion. The result is immediate and down time is minimal with occasional slight swelling and occasional bruising.
Especially as we age, we can experience a slackening of the skin around the jawline. This is due to the accumulation of fat along the jawline in the jowls.
In order to strengthen the jawline, filler can be placed in the prejowl sulcus (the area between the jowl and the chin). This has the effect of blending the chin into the jawline and lifting the jaw area.
By filling the jawline, Laurie is able to improve definition and this can strengthen and balance the appearance of the lower facial features, again creating a more youthful appearance.
As before, results are instant and downtime minimal with occasional mild swelling and bruising.
*Please note that results may vary from client to client depending on various considerations such as age, lifestyle and medical background.
Before & After
Chin & Jawline FAQ
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin to soften lines and wrinkles. They can also be used to replace lost facial volume, define features and create a fuller lip. The majority of fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body that binds water and gives skin volume.
Are fillers safe?
Yes, dermal fillers have been used for many years, resulting in millions of successful treatments. Providing carried out by an experienced, qualified and highly trained in facial anatomy medical professional. We predominantly use Juvérderm ® and Restylane® which are both FDA approved.
Who is not a candidate for fillers?
It is advised that anyone with a previous allergic reaction to dermal fillers should avoid this treatment. Dermal fillers should also not be used in areas that have recently suffered from inflammation, trauma other skin related problems. Pregnancy and breast feeding is a total contra indication for all cosmetic treatments.
What should I consider prior to treatment?
We advise you to avoid blood thinners (alcohol, aspirin, Vitamin E) for 2 days prior to your treatment as thin blood increases the risk of bruising at the injection site. Taking Arnica tablets before treatment will also reduce the risk of bruising.
Will dermal filler injections hurt?
Dermal fillers can be slightly uncomfortable, depending on the depth of the injection required. However, the majority of dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic which minimises discomfort. We can also use numbing creams.
When will I see results?
You will see the results immediately with further improvement in the vitality of the skin developing over 1-4 weeks.
What are the side effects?
There may occasionally be slight swelling, redness, bruising or bleeding at the injection site, however the use of a cannula can greatly reduce the chance of bruising. Any side effects are usually temporary and disappear within a few days. Due to the sensitivity of the lips however, recovery time is usually 24-48 hours with swelling, bruising and tenderness lasting up to a week.
What after care do you recommend?
The vast majority of clients will not experience any symptoms following treatment. However, in the instances of bruising, swelling or redness we recommend the application of a cold compress.
Arnica cream can also reduce bruising. Generally we recommend that you let the area settle immediately after the procedure and avoid touching it. Additionally we advise that you don’t have facial treatments for the next 24-48 hours and avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, heat or excessive exposure during the following 6-10 hours directly after treatment.
How long do dermal fillers last?
One of the advantages of dermal filler is that although the effects are long lasting, they are not permanent. The effects generally last between 6-12 months, but are dependent on a range of factors such as the area treated, the skin type and condition and also the metabolism of the client.
Can dermal fillers be removed?
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm may be rapidly dissolved with the enzyme hyaluronidase. However it is rare for a client to request this following treatment by a reputable practitioner.