Wrinkles along the jawline are a natural result of the way faces age. As your body stops producing collagen and hyaluronic acid, your skin starts to lose structure and sag downward. This can create a variety of wrinkles and folds. Luckily, these same wrinkles are also relatively easy to treat.
Because this area sees some of the most drastic effects of aging, all three types of aesthetic facial treatments are often used on the jawline. Whether to use fillers, restorative gels, or neurotoxins depends entirely on the shape and severity of your wrinkles. Your specialist will help you choose an option that fits your unique needs and helps you have a healthier, more confident face.
BOTOX® is a type of aesthetic treatment known as a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins are used to temporarily numb the facial muscles that exist directly beneath the skin. This prevents the face from contorting and prevents excessive wrinkles from appearing when you make different facial expressions. The effects of BOTOX® have been well-studied, making this one of the most reliable options for a neurotoxin-based jawline treatment.
Restylane® is a dermal filler that simultaneously acts as a restructuring gel. The Restylane® family of products includes treatments designed to target different areas of the face and different kinds of wrinkles. Traditional Restylane® is the standard choice for the lower face, including both the jawline and the nasolabial folds. Meanwhile, Restylane® Lyft does wonders to add volume, and Restylane® Defyne has been designed to combat more aggressive wrinkles and laugh lines. Which Restylane® product to use truly depends on the state of each individual wrinkle that you want to treat. Your specialist will help you find the right combination of Restylane® products for your unique needs.
RADIESSE® is one of the first FDA-approved dermal fillers to hit the market. RADIESSE® isn't like other fillers, which temporarily add mass to the skin while having no long-term effects. Instead, RADIESSE® supports your skin structure while stimulating collagen production. Once injected, the RADIESSE® gel acts as a scaffold, keeping everything together while your skin begins to heal. The RADIESSE® gel will be absorbed over time, causing further collagen production and speeding up the recovery process. Eventually, the RADIESSE® will be absorbed completely, and you'll be left with natural and healthy results.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a JUVÉDERM® product that is traditionally used to correct sunken or sagging cheeks. These same volume-enhancing properties also make VOLUMA® an excellent candidate for thinning skin along the jawline. VOLUMA® fills in the space between sagging skin and the structures that it falls against. This results in a healthy and youthful face with smooth and natural-looking skin.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a restorative gel that helps your body produce its own collagen in the long term. Sculptra® Aesthetic is a more subtle solution than many of the other options on the market, but it also produces more natural-looking results. Sculptra® is a good choice for small but noticeable wrinkles along the jawline.
Every aesthetic situation is different. You deserve to have youthful, healthy skin that you want to spend time in. Luckily, the treatments on this list can help fix nearly any kind of jawline wrinkles or folds. If this sounds like the treatment you're looking for, contact us to schedule an appointment, and we'll put together a treatment plan.