A defined jawline can change the look of your entire face. It can make you look slimmer, healthier, and more attractive. And, luckily, there are a number of simple, non-surgical treatments that are excellent for getting a chiseled, defined jawline. These treatments can correct the underlying reason for an undefined jaw, like excess fat, sagging skin, or weak bone structure. Let’s take a look at some great jaw-defining treatments that can address the various issues that cause this undefined look.
How to Define Your Jawline Step #1: Correct Sagging Skin with Ultherapy
Many older people find that their jawline becomes less defined as they age. Through the years, the skin on our face becomes less firm, which can lead to loose, sagging skin on the face, including on the jawline. This loose skin can cause a person a lot of distress, as it weakens the look of the face and causes us to look older. One excellent treatment for correcting this distressing loose skin is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy tightens and firms the skin through the use of ultrasound energy. During an Ultherapy treatment, this energy is applied to the skin, which reacts by stimulating collagen growth. Collagen is part of what keeps our skin looking firm, tight, and youthful. So, when Ultherapy is used to stimulate collagen growth around the jawline, the area will tighten, creating a more chiseled look.
Because Ultherapy works by stimulating collagen growth, the results of the treatment are gradual, usually being seen around six months after a patient’s Ultherapy session. However, the results of the treatment are long lasting, lasting for several years on average, and can be maintained with additional treatments.
How to Define Your Jawline Step #2: Tighten Loose Skin with Thermitight
Thermitight is another skin tightening treatment that is fantastic for treating loose skin around the jawline. Like Ultherapy, Thermitight works through stimulating collagen growth, though it does so in a different way. With a Thermitight treatment, collagen growth is stimulated through the application of controlled heat energy that penetrates deep into the skin.
Thermitight gives particularly dramatic results. It drastically tightens the skin and results of the treatment can start to be seen as soon as a few weeks after the treatment. Thermitight is a great option for those who have a lot of excess skin around their jawline, whether it’s from aging or from drastic weight changes.
How to Define Your Jawline Step #3: Address Undefined Bone Structure with Fillers
Another reason that the jawline can look undefined is weak bone structure. Some people simply have bone structure that looks out of balance. A simple and effective way to correct this undefined bone structure is to augment the jawline with fillers.
Fillers are an injectable treatment that add volume to the face. While many people use fillers to smooth wrinkles or plump the lips, fillers are also excellent for adding definition to the jawline. When strategically applied to the jaw, fillers can give the face a more bold, full look instantly. Fillers are a great option for those who want to change the shape of their jaw without having to commit to the permanence, stress, pain, and high cost of a jaw implant. Getting fillers for the jawline is fast and requires no downtime. Plus, a patient can easily have their fillers dissolved if they are unhappy with their results. And while fillers are a temporary treatment (lasting between six months and two years), the results of fillers can be kept up with regular maintenance treatments.
How to Define Your Jawline Step #4: Address Undefined Bone Structure for Longer Results with Sculptra
Sculptra is a specialized facial filler that works differently from most other fillers. While other popular fillers, such as Juvederm, add volume to the skin through the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, Sculptra does so through stimulating collagen growth. The way Sculptra works allows it to last for far longer than other fillers. While other fillers last for six months to two years, Sculptra can last for up to three to five years. So, for those who are interested in augmenting their jawline with fillers, but want something that will last longer, Sculptra can be an excellent choice.
How to Define Your Jawline Step #5: Reduce Excess Jawline Fat with Kybella
Loose skin and weak bone structure aren’t the only things that can give the jawline line an undefined look. There’s another major culprit: excess fat.
When we have excess fat around the jawline, whether it’s from weight gain or merely from unlucky genetics, it makes the jawline look less defined. But there’s a simple and highly effective way to reduce this excess fat: Kybella.
Kybella is an injectable fat dissolving treatment. When strategically applied to excess fat around the jawline, the active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, breaks down this fat, which is then absorbed and removed by the body. And, provided a patient doesn’t gain weight after their Kybella treatments, the results of the treatment will be permanent.
Define Your Jawline at Z Center For Cosmetic Health
Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.