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Non-surgical jawline contouring: your questions, answered.

Dermal fillers can restore volume and contour to the face 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 an excellent 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.

Frequesntly asked questions

Where is the clinic?

Dr Feldman’s Melbourne clinic is located at Suite 1102, 9 Yarra Street, South Yarra, Melbourne.

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 physician, along with an unblemished track record. Occasionally, swelling will occur for a couple of days after the procedure.