Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring
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Dr. Emer’s Approach to Jawline Contouring
Patients often ask Dr. Emer which procedures can create a chiseled, refined jawline with minimal downtime and lasting results. The answer: It depends on the patient.
Dr. Emer develops personalized, long-term treatment plans for each of his patients to help them address sagging in the lower face and neck, submental fat (under the chin), and lack of contouring and definition in the jawline and neck. A non-surgical approach to creating a snatched, defined neck and jawline often requires a combination of:
- injectable fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Bellafill
- injectable collagen simulators like Sculptra
- cosmetic “freezers” or neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and
- non-surgical thread lifting
- non-invasive radiofrequency devices (Thermage, InMode Forma/Contoura,Exilis Ultra, and Venus Legacy)
- microneedling with radiofrequency (Fractora, Morpheus8, and Intensif)
- ultrasound devices like Ultherapy
- internal radiofrequency devices like Renuvion and FaceTite /AccuTite
- non-surgical submental fat reduction with Kybella (with or without CoolSculpting and truSculpt iD)
Jawline Contouring with Fillers
To strengthen your profile and help prevent “jowls” or lower face sagging, Dr. Emer uses injectable fillers like Restylane, Radiesse, Revanesse Versa, Juvederm Voluma/Vollure, and Bellafill to give subtle enhancements to the jawline. Using a cannula to limit pain and swelling, Dr. Emer injects on the bone at strategic points to get more lift and shaping, resulting in a contoured lower face and a structured jawline.
Sculptra, a natural collagen stimulator, can also assist in jawline definition and contouring. This filler provides volume and promotes long-term collagen production.
Neuromodulators for Jawline Contouring
Dr. Emer can inject Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau into the masseter muscle to “freeze” or relax the overworked muscle. The result is a slimmer and more rounded jawline and a more “heart-shaped” face for those seeking facial contouring.
Results from injectable “freezers” typically take up to two weeks to appear, and they last about two to three months. Since your body is constantly creating new receptors and neurotransmitters, periodic retreatment is necessary to maintain consistent results.
Thread Lifting for Jawline Contouring
Though some immediate improvements may be visible after your thread lift, patients should expect to see gradual improvements over six to twelve weeks as the body creates a new, stronger scaffold of collagen under your skin. Dr. Emer often combines thread lifting with other cosmetic treatments to enhance the results.
External Radiofrequency Skin Tightening for Jawline Contouring
RF energy also slows the aging process by decelerating the degeneration of collagen. With regular treatments, you can maintain a youthful lift and contour for an extended period of time.
Thermage is an FDA-approved, external RF device that is clinically proven to help reduce skin laxity, smooth wrinkles, reduce the appearance of mild cellulite, and rejuvenate the skin with natural-looking, lifted results. Dr. Emer can use the Thermage system to tighten and define the jawline, neck, and face. It can also be used to improve and tighten crepey skin on various areas of the body, including the knees, elbows, chest, and buttocks.
Additional energy devices such as Venus Legacy, Venus Viva, InMode Forma/Contoura, and BTL Exilis Ultra (which simultaneously transmits both radiofrequency and ultrasound energy) can also be used either independently or in combination to promote skin tightening on the face, jawline, and neck as well as the arms, thighs, buttocks, and chest/breasts.
Microneedling with Radiofrequency for Jawline Contouring
Fractora skin remodeling allows Dr. Emer to treat deeper layers of skin than most microneedling treatments can affect. The end result is a more noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pores, and acne scars.
For patients looking for more substantial skin tightening and improvement in fine wrinkles or crepey skin of the lower face, neck, and jawline, InMode Morpheus8 can achieve up to 4mm of depth (as compared to 3mm with Fractora) and delivers thermal energy even deeper beneath the skin’s surface. Skin tightening occurs immediately upon application but will also continue to improve over the course of three to six months.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening for Jawline Contouring
Ultherapy provides incremental improvements as collagen production increases over time. Dr. Emer often recommends annual or bi-annual Ultherapy treatments to maintain your results and prevent further signs of aging. Complementary external RF and microneedling RF device procedures allow Dr. Emer to maximize Ultherapy results and provide longer-term sagging prevention and further improvement in skin elasticity.
Internal Radiofrequency Skin Tightening for Jawline Contouring
FaceTite and AccuTite utilize advanced RF technology to internally tighten the skin in the lower face and neck, giving the appearance of a Mini Facelift and Neck Lift. During the procedure, a cannula is inserted beneath the skin, and thermal energy is distributed evenly to the sublayers of the skin. With multiple passes, Dr. Emer is able to tighten the skin and contour the lower face, jawline, and jowls.
To achieve even more substantial outcomes with skin tightening and contouring in the neck and jawline, Dr. Emer employs Renuvion (formerly J-Plasma), a powerful internal RF skin tightening device. Harnessing the power of helium plasma radiofrequency, Dr. Emer directs this energy beneath the surface of the skin to heat the internal tissue in a safe and controlled manner. The heat causes loose skin to contract, and it stimulates collagen-building long-term. Numerous passes with Renuvion can create significant improvement, often eliminating the need for surgical skin removal.
Kybella for Submental Fat Reduction and Jawline Contouring
Part of sculpting a snatched jawline is reducing unwanted fat under the chin (submental fat) and along the jawline, such as the “jowls.” As the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for diminishing your stubborn double chin, Kybella dissolves fat with little downtime while simultaneously providing mild skin tightening, neck rejuvenation, and jawline contouring.
Kybella is comprised of synthetic deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring bile acid in the body). This revolutionary, 15-minute treatment targets fat cells and gradually breaks down and absorbs the fat.
For best results, our patients typically undergo three to six rounds of Kybella injections over a six month period to reduce fat and help tighten skin. Dr. Emer also often complements Kybella with non-invasive fat reduction procedures, such as:
- CoolSculpting for Jawline Contouring – CoolSculpting is a one-of-a-kind, non-invasive fat removal treatment that works by freezing targeted fat cells. Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (or frozen), the cells die. The cells are then naturally processed and eliminated from the body over the course of about two to six months, leaving you with slimmer jawline contours.
- truSculpt iD for Jawline Contouring – truSculpt iD delivers pulses of precisely calibrated RF energy below the skin’s surface to heat fat cells in the lower face and neck. The heat-damaged fat cells are then removed from the body permanently through the body’s natural processes. The subdermal heat has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production in the treated area, prompting skin tightening, contouring, and toning.
Surgical Jawline Contouring
While many patients prefer less invasive solutions for achieving a sculpted lower face, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments are not right for everyone. Cosmetic surgery can address more advanced signs of aging, severe asymmetry, botched procedures, and other more complex conditions, and it provides longer-lasting results.
Dr. Emer and his team of plastic surgeons offer more intensive jawline contouring options that can provide natural-looking, aesthetic results for many years.
If you are not a good candidate for non-surgical jawline contouring, Dr. Emer may recommend:
- HD Liposuction of the neck, jawline, and chin
- Buccal fat reduction surgery
- Jawline/masseter reduction surgery
- Surgical chin implants
- Surgical facelift and/or neck lift