While sharp, defined, chiseled (and jowl-less) are the desired adjectives for a jawline, even a little improvement to this area can make a huge difference in the overall look of your face. From chin to mandible and masseter, we easily can address what needs to be done for improved facial proportion and balance.

A few things to consider:

Double chin or weak chin (yet no doubt a strong heart)? Does your aging mandible need a little encouragement? Do your massive masseters make you feel manly (but you’re not)?

Double Chin

The plight of having a Double Chin oftentimes elicits this response from patients coming in for consultations (always complimentary btw), “Why me?! PLEASE HELP!”  Well, there are several reasons some have a profile and photo ruining fat pad: genetics, diet, aging (and yes, darling, we can hear your SOS).

Treatments: Kybella & TruSculpt 3D

There are a couple of highly effective treatments to permanently reduce or eliminate a double chin without surgery: Kybella and TruSculpt 3D. We see amazing, sometimes even life-changing results, with these treatments. Eliminating a double chin improves the shape and contour of the jawline. Also, Kybella and TruSculpt 3D offer skin retraction and tightening – loose skin becomes less of a concern than with other methods of fat reduction.

If you think chins have little impact on facial attractiveness, just look here and here. Chin Augmentation with dermal fillers quickly create balance, symmetry and a beautifully chiseled profile. Augmenting weak chins with dermal fillers is something we do well and we do often. The transformative results can be…magical.

Jawline Enhancement

Jawline Enhancement with dermal fillers is one of the most instantly satisfying treatments for men and women. When a picture is worth a thousand words:

Treatment: Botox

NEXT: Bruxism and Botox or Facial Slimming/Masseter Reduction. Have you ever  heard the term “WOW factor?” Facial slimming with a little Botox in the right places gives this WOW factor – WOW! Check this out!

The masseters are muscles located in the jaw area. Like all muscles groups if excessively exercised, they get pumped up! Teeth grinding and clenching (Bruxism) is far more likely the cause than excessive chewing from a bubble gum addiction (hopefully, anyway). Other side effects of Bruxism may include breaking teeth (requiring crowns, veneers, implants, etc. for repair), moving teeth (requiring braces for correction), early arthritis, TMJ, facial bulkiness, feelings of lost mojo.

When Botox is injected into the masseters*, not only do your teeth and jaws get a break from all that clenching and grinding and aching, but also, you get a slim, more feminine facial shape. A square face can actually become a lovely oval or heart. Several treatments over time can make these overworked muscles atrophy a bit (as in back to their pre-clench + grind days) so your new slender face shape is maintained for longer, maybe forever if the clench and grind habit is cured.

*The effects of Botox lasts longer in the masseters than in other areas of the face.

Sculpting the Neck + Jawline

Finally: The Neck + Jawline go together like milk + cookies, tacos + Tuesdays, salt + peppa, moonshine + a mason jar (you get the picture). If necessary, we can channel the Egyptian queen known for her striking beauty and sculpted neck and with a little strategically injected Botox, the Nefertiti Neck Lift is all yours.

As you now can hopefully see, there are many treatments to help improve the jawline. Some may need only one of the above suggestions, others may need a combo. Regardless, improvement is a quick and easy thing for us at Skin by Design Dermatology, and consultations always are complimentary.