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What is Defined Jawline?

As we age, our skin and fat tissues tend to lose their volume and vitality, and our bones tend to lose density. The weakening of the tissues and bones in this area can also be a result of genetic predisposition. In both cases, it can result in a sagging profile and loss of a defined jawline. Non-surgical jawline definition involves the use of dermal fillers on the jawline to increase volume and provide structure, as well as botox in the surrounding tissues to minimize downward pulling of the platysma muscles in the lower face. Together they provide lift to the tissues, improving the appearance of the jawline and facial profile.

Jawline Treatment with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are specially formulated to provide hydration and volume to a treatment area. By strategically injecting dermal fillers around the areas of the jawline affected by volume loss and sagging skin, it can be restored to its smooth and even surface and volume. As the fillers work their magic and provide structure in the injected areas, volume replacements decrease drooping skin and jowls, and the jawline becomes more pronounced and defined.

Jawline Treatment with Botox

Botox is used to relax the chin dimples and for the DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscles that pull the corner of the mouth downward. By relaxing these muscles that usually have a downward pull, the mouth corners can begin to lift and the chin muscles to relax and soften. The neck platysmal bands also play an important role and can be treated with Botox to lessen the pull on the jawline and jowls. As these muscles relax and ease up on the jawline they allow lifting of the surrounding tissues, resulting in better jawline definition and a much more beautiful facial profile.

What to expect

Dermal filler and Botox treatments are generally well-tolerated, quick, and quite safe. Treatments are administered after the area is cleansed and prepped for the procedure. Topical numbing can be applied to the desired treatment areas to minimize any discomfort. Dermal fillers themselves are medicated with a small dose of lidocaine which adds additional numbing directly into the treatment area as well.

Dr. Brandish is an expert injector with years of experience in administering high-quality treatment results with fillers, botox, and other injectables. All things considered, treatment should be quick and easy. For more information on what to expect, see our Dermal Fillers and Botox pages.

How do I get started?

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and we’ll take care of you. We offer free consultation appointments as well if you’d like to simply go over any problem areas and see if dermal fillers, botox, or other treatment options may be the most effective solution for your jawline.