A sharp and defined jawline is a sign of assertiveness, power, and youth. It has become an important beauty standard, but unfortunately, few people were born with this blessing. The neck contours are influenced by multiple factors, including weight, age, and individual anatomical characteristics, so few patients are lucky enough to maintain a defined jawline throughout their lives.
As this feature is becoming more and more desirable, cosmetic medicine has explored different alternatives to improve chin and jawline augmentation contours. Nowadays, multiple treatments can address this issue, and the choice between them will depend on the individual problem standing in your way to a defined and sharp jawline. Below, we listed the most effective and widely-used treatments and a brief explanation of their indications and advantages:
Dermal Fillers to the Jawline
Dermal filler injections are an excellent alternative for those patients who just need a little help to get the jawline they desire. These patients are healthy and don’t have weight issues, so ideal patients are the ones with a lower jawbone that is not prominent enough.
The fillers are precisely injected into the jawline, enhancing the angles and edge of your jawbone. Once you obtain the desired results, they can last up to 18 months.
Botox® Injections to the Masseter Muscles
Sometimes, the problem lies in your masseter muscles. These muscles are located in the back of your cheeks, right over the angle of your jawbone. When you clench or grind your teeth too much, these muscles are over-activated and become too toned.
Botox injections can be used to relax these muscles to slim your overall facial shape and obtain more angular contours in the lower third of your face. These results last about three to four months.
Belkyra® for Neck and Chin Fat
Fat cells tend to accumulate under the chin area, so it is normal to have fat deposits that soften the contours of your neck. This fat tissue is hard to eliminate with diet and exercise, as its formation also has to do with the anatomical characteristics of your neck.
Belkyra offers an ideal solution to this problem. This minimally invasive procedure targets fat tissue under your chin with injections of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells into tiny fragments eventually absorbed by your body. As the destruction of the cells is permanent, the results are promising and long-lasting. However, this treatment has limitations, so if there’s too much fat tissue to be removed, neck liposuction might be a more suitable alternative.
Non-invasive Cosmetic Treatments in North Vancouver, BC
Do you dream about a more defined jaw but are unsure which treatment is right for you? Please, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Naz. She will examine your individual situation and give a personalized recommendation based on your needs and expectations!