Restoring volume and contour with dermal fillers for a more youthful, defined appearance…
A sagging jawline is one of the more prominent tell-tale signs of age, and one that makes many women self-conscious. As we age, our facial bones slowly diminish, connective tissue slackens, and fat pads disappear. Additionally, tissue from the midface area begins to drop, further enhancing the sagging (or jowling) appearance of the jaw.
Dermal fillers (a.k.a. face fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers, cosmetic injections) are a wonderful way of strengthening and re-sculpting the jawline and chin to create a youthful and balanced appearance.
Jawline contouring with dermal fillers is also a natural option for those with a weak jawline or receding chin that would like more shape or definition to their face. For those with a weak chin, Joni may also recommend a touch of liposuction underneath the chin to help streamline the chin and jawbone.
Jaw enhancement treatment
Jaw enhancement treatment is fairly straightforward. It involves a series of small hyaluronic acid injections along the jawline to contour the jawline and adding volume to the skin. The procedure may also be marginally helpful in tightening the skin around the neck.
Where is the clinic?
Dr Feldman’s Melbourne clinic is located at Suite 1102, 9 Yarra Street, South Yarra, Melbourne. She also tends to her patients in Sydney (Westfield Towers, Bondi Junction) and East Perth (Suite 2/10 Eastbrook Terrace) every six weeks. For full contact details, please see here.
How long will it last?
Depending on the type of cosmetic injection used (with thicker formulations usually lasting longer), dermal fillers have been clinically proven to last anywhere between six months to two years. Injections around active areas of the face, such as the mouth and lips tend to dissipate more quickly; however, less active areas of the face, such as cheeks or temples tend to maintain the filler for longer.
Is it safe?
There is minimal risk with dermal fillers. Lumping and bruising may occur when administered by an inexperienced practitioner. However, Dr Feldman has more than 25 years’ experience as a cosmetic surgeon, along with an unblemished track record. Occasionally, swelling will occur for a couple of days after the procedure.
Is it painful?
Dermal fillers are relatively painless. After a brief pinprick sensation as the needle or cannula is inserted, little else is felt as the contents contain a local anaesthetic.
What is dermal filler made of?
Dermal fillers are a clear gel made of a natural sugar compound called hyaluronic acid. This substance is found in the skin naturally but depletes as we age. The product also contains Lignocaine, a local anaesthetic.