If you want to know how much our generation is obsessed with a chiseled jaw and attractive jawline, all you have to do is visit Instagram or TikTok. A nicely defined jaw was once considered the gold standard for masculinity but now people have realized that it looks good on both men and women. This has made jawline contouring a much sought-after aesthetic treatment.
What Is Contouring of the Chin and Jaw?
This non-surgical procedure involves the use of carefully chosen dermal fillers to reshape the jaw or chin. With chin and jawline contouring, you can get a better-looking jawline. There are conventional surgeries for reshaping the jawline but jawline contouring with dermal fillers is simpler and there is no high risk involved.
What Are the Problems That Can Be Treated with Jawline and Chin Contouring?
Excess fat under the chin
Sagging skin below the chin
A weak jawline
Weak chin repair
Wrinkles and fine lines
Improvement in chin appearance
Other than aesthetic needs, jawline and chin contouring are also used to treat problems related to speech, obstructive sleep apnea, breakdown of teeth, inability to close the lips and even pain due to certain joint disorders.
Why Is Non-Surgical Chin and Jawline Contouring Better Than Surgical Options?
In traditional chin and jawline contouring, an implant is inserted in the required portion of the chin or jaw by making an incision. The surgery is a high risk one and the wounds take time to heal.
On the other hand, non-surgical chin and jawline contouring involve a few microneedles to do the job. Depending on your need, the fillers are selected and then inserted into the area to be treated with the help of microneedles. This procedure is carried out after applying a numbing cream to the skin which makes the process painless.
The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and you could go back to your daily activities immediately. Some people might experience swelling and redness of the skin but these side effects usually go away within a day or two.
Is Chin or Jawline Contouring Permanent?
Though the contouring produces impressive results when done right, the results aren’t permanent. You will need follow-up treatments for the results to last.
The period through which the effects last depend on many factors like the filler used, maintenance, number of sessions and more. For example, the effects of contouring with Botox might last for about 4 months but the period is a lot more for certain dermal fillers. Hence, it is important that you speak with the professional offering the treatment about your needs and then select the right filler.
Also, never forget to make sure that the service provider is fully qualified and licensed to carry out the treatment. A botched jawline or chin job by an amateur can be quite distressing!
Here are some tips to make the effects of the contouring last long.
Avoid exposure of skin to the sun
Never fail to apply sunscreen
Maintain a healthy diet
Avoid weight gain or weight loss
Avoid smoking and excessive liquor consumption
Do not skip the follow-up sessions
What Are the Fillers Used for Jawline and Chin Contouring?
As we mentioned before, the best dermal filler to be used for jawline contouring depends on the need of the patient. Here are some of the common dermal fillers used for the procedure.