What Are Jaw Fillers?
Jaw fillers describe the use of dermal fillers for the jawline to enhance and define the area. When jawline filler is introduced into the jaw in targeted areas, the jawline can appear more contoured and address common cosmetic concerns like asymmetry or a lack of definition in the lower face.
At CREO, we use top-of-the-market, CE-marked, hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers like Juvaderm or Teoxane to deliver effective enhancements to the jaw. Our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sabina, is an expert injector, having taught other doctors in the industry on her superior techniques, and can deliver a treatment plan bespoke to your concerns about your jawline.
To book a consultation with Dr. Sabina, contact the CREO Clinic today and enjoy a more defined and contoured jawline without the need for surgery.
How Do Jaw Fillers Work?
Jawline fillers are a gel-like substance, typically composed of hyaluronic acid. When injected into targeted areas of the jaw, the hyaluronic acid draws in water, providing hydration and volume to the jawline.
What Results Can Jaw Fillers Achieve?
Jawline filler treatment offer a diverse range of effects depending on a patient’s aesthetic goals:
- Enhanced definition – Jaw fillers can add volume and definition along the jawline to achieve a more sculpted and defined appearance.
- Balancing facial proportions – Jaw fillers can help to balance the lower face for a more proportionate facial profile
- Correct asymmetries – Jaw fillers can add volume to targeted areas in order to create a more symmetrical jawline.
- Combat the signs of ageing – Jaw fillers can help to address volume loss as a result of the ageing process.
- Reduced skin laxity – Jaw fillers can help to smooth and lift the skin around the jawline, reducing the appearance of mild sagging skin.
Who’s A Good Candidate For Jaw Fillers?
Male and female patients looking to sculpt their jawline by adding volume and definition are good candidates for jaw fillers. In addition, patients who want to contour the jawline without undergoing jawline sculpting surgeries or want to understand the effects that surgery can have before undergoing a permanent procedure are a good fit for jawline filler treatment.
Who’s Not A Good Candidate?
Although jaw fillers can be an effective treatment for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, patients with severe skin laxity may not be able to achieve the results they desire with dermal filler injections alone. In these instances, more invasive surgical treatments may be more suitable.
During your consultation with Dr. Sabina, she will thoroughly assess your suitability and your medical history to ensure your safety. Patients will not be eligible for jawline filler treatment if they:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have infection/inflammation around the treatment area
- Have allergies to lidocaine/anaesthetics or any ingredients in the dermal filler used
Benefits Of Getting Jaw Fillers
Jaw fillers offer a range of benefits for both men and women:
- Improved definition of the jawline for a more sculpted and contoured appearance
- Reduced skin laxity around the jawline
- Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful lower face
- Can achieve natural-looking enhancements to the jawline without upsetting the natural proportions of the face
- Non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime
- No need for anaesthetic, avoiding the associated risks
Different Types Of Jaw Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally inside the body, minimising the risk of allergic reactions when used as a dermal filler. HA fillers draw water into the skin, creating volume, definition, shape, and hydration in the treatment area.
This type of filler is long-lasting but not permanent, with results visible for 6-24 months.
At CREO, we use HA fillers as they produce effective results and can be reversed using Hyaluronidase if required.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers are used to smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and treat hollow or sagging skin. CaHA stimulates collagen production to produce
results that last between 12-18 months.
CaHA are thicker in consistency, making them an ideal treatment for deeper lines and wrinkles and for treating areas with thicker skin, such as the nasolabial folds.
However, the effects of CaHA fillers can’t be reversed and are therefore not used at CREO.
Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) fillers stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin. The effects of PLLA fillers last up to two years.
Like CaHA fillers, PLLA fillers are not reversible and are, therefore, not used at our clinic.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers are synthetic, biocompatible substances that look like tiny balls or microspheres. PMMA fillers stimulate collagen production to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
PMMA fillers are semi-permanent, with effects lasting up to 8-10 years, and cannot be broken down by the body. As the effects of PMMA fillers aren’t reversible, the experienced cosmetic doctors at the CREO Clinic don’t use them.
Jaw Filler Techniques
There are many ways to insert dermal filler around the jaw. At CREO, we use a cannula to carefully position the dermal filler in the predetermined injection sites before massaging the area to ensure the product is positioned correctly. This process can then be repeated along the jawline, at the angle of the jaw, until a sufficient amount has been inserted.
How Much Do Jaw Fillers In London Cost?
Jaw filler at CREO Clinic starts from £490. A full quote will only be provided by our specialists following a one-to-one consultation where a treatment plan can be created for your exact needs.
How To Prepare For Jaw Fillers In London
Prior to your jawline filler treatment, you should take the following steps:
- Avoid alcohol consumption and ibuprofen in the 48 hours prior to treatment to avoid bruising and swelling.
- Do not schedule vaccines within 3 weeks before or after treatment.
- Cold sore sufferers will need acyclovir prophylaxis 3-5 days prior to treatment, so please inform our team.
- Although you can get back to regular activities immediately, avoid booking social events for 1-2 weeks post and big/special events 4-6 weeks post to allow for complete healing.
Jaw Filler Procedure Overview
During your consultation, our specialists will ask you about your aesthetic concerns and perform a thorough assessment of your jawline. You will also be asked about your medical history to ensure that you are suitable for jawline filler treatment.
If our specialists believe that jaw filler is the best treatment option for your concerns, you will be provided with a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
Jaw Filler Procedure
Prior to injection, our specialists will mark the areas where dermal filler will be used along the jawline. If desired, a numbing cream can be applied to ensure your comfort throughout treatment.
Our specialists will then insert the dermal filler via a cannula and massage the area to ensure that the substance is in the intended position.
Recovery & Aftercare Process
After treatment, you should be able to return to daily activities as normal but will need to follow the aftercare guidance provided by our team. This will include:
- Avoid touching the area and applying makeup for 24 hours
- Avoid exercise for 48 hours after treatment
- No alcohol consumption for 48 hours after
- Try to sleep without putting pressure on the treatment area for 1-2 days
- No chemical peels, laser, or skin treatments for 7 days
- Avoid extreme sun exposure and UV light, as well as freezing temperatures and saunas for two weeks after treatment
When To Expect Results From Jaw Fillers
The results from jawline filler will be immediately visible after treatment. The exact results visible will depend on the intended goals of treatment. You can expect the skin around the jaw to be smoother, with fine lines and wrinkles less visible. The jaw will also look more defined in appearance, with lax skin reduced in the area. Finally, any asymmetries will be corrected to balance the lower face.
How Long Do Jaw Filler Results Last?
The results of jawline fillers typically last between 12-24 months. After this time, you may wish to undergo repeated treatment to maintain and enjoy the results of jaw filler.
FAQs For Jaw Fillers In London
Do jaw fillers hurt?
Jaw filler treatment shouldn’t be painful, though you may feel a pinching sensation as the needles are injected. To make your experience as comfortable as possible, numbing cream can also be applied to the area before treatment.
Will jaw fillers change my facial appearance drastically?
At CREO, we strive to perform dermal filler injections in a way that produces natural-looking results and enhances a patient’s natural beauty. Therefore, you can expect to see subtle changes from jaw filler treatment that maintain the face’s natural proportions.
Are there any side effects associated with jaw fillers?
After jaw filler treatment, you may experience some localised bruising, swelling, and bleeding from the injection sites. These side effects are usually mild and will pass as the area heals.
When can I return to work after getting jaw fillers in London?
No downtime is required for jawline fillers, meaning you can return to work and daily activities immediately after treatment.
Are jaw fillers and dermal fillers the same?
Jawline fillers describe dermal fillers that are used around the jawline to add volume and enhance the shape of the jaw.
What are the main differences between jaw fillers and chin filler treatments?
Both jaw fillers and chin fillers use dermal fillers to sculpt the lower face. The major difference between treatments is that jaw fillers target the whole jawline, whereas chin fillers are used in the chin exclusively.
Are there any other treatments that could be combined with jaw fillers?
Jaw fillers can be combined with other dermal filler treatments to target different areas of the face, such as the chin, lips, and cheeks, to provide a more holistic transformation of the face. In addition, anti-wrinkle injections can be used to reduce muscle movement responsible for fine lines and wrinkles around the jaw for a smoother, more youthful lower face. Finally, chin fillers can be used alongside laser treatments like Fotona 4D to provide comprehensive skin tightening and rejuvenation to the whole face.