Over the past several years, jaw filler has exploded among men and women looking to sculpt and define the appearance of the jaw and lower face. Like other dermal fillers, jaw filler is most often a hyaluronic acid-based injectable used to balance, contour or add volume to create aesthetic facial enhancements. Whether you are wanting to a build a more broad or chiseled jawline, or subtly define the natural contour of your jaw, this non-surgical treatment can be a powerful tool in achieving your aesthetic goals.
Why get Jaw Filler?
Though patients seek out dermal fillers for individual reasons, a common reason is to make improvements to signs of aging. A natural result of the aging process is volume loss in the face which can result in a softening of the jawline, creating a less youthful appearance than what we were once used to. Jawline filler is an injectable gel that provides volume and stimulates hyaluronic acid and collagen production when injected, creating a more youthful or defined look. At Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics, our providers use a dense HA filler to replicate the appearance of bone volume when working with the jaw, typically using either Juvederm, Voluma, or Restylane Lyft. These fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of jowls, contour the jawline for a sharper appearance, balance an asymmetrical jawline or build a stronger structure and frame for the face.
How Long Does Jaw Filler last?
While the effects of jawline filler are immediately visible, how long they last may vary from patient to patient. When speaking about hyaluronic acid fillers, they are naturally broken down by the body over time and patients will likely begin to notice diminished results 9-12 months after treatment, though some filler may last as long as 2 years. Some patients may choose to gradually build their filler over time, creating more subtle longevity in their results. While these dense HA fillers are known to last longer than softer fillers (like those often used in the lips), it is recommended to see your injector around every 6 months to assess results and determine if further treatment is necessary.
What is the Cost of Jaw Filler?
Like other injectable treatments, the cost of jaw filler varies individually and is not covered by insurance. Some factors that may influence the cost of the treatment can include: the quantity needed, the geographic area and the provider. Age can often play an important role in determining how much filler is needed, as volume loss is more prominent in older patients who may need higher quantities or several treatments over time. In general, filler is priced by the syringe which typically ranges between $600-$1000 and usually more than one syringe is required when treating the jaw. To get a better idea of how much this treatment will cost for yourself, it is most beneficial to schedule a filler consultation with a licensed provider.
What to expect from the procedure?
One of the most common concerns expressed by patients who are interested in jaw filler is regarding the comfort level of the treatment. While pain tolerance can be subjective and discomfort may vary among patients, our providers make comfort a top priority when performing treatment. Before being injected, the area is thoroughly numbed with a topical numbing cream for a sufficient amount of time. Our advanced nurse injectors are well versed in explaining what to expect before beginning treatment, often mentioning pressure, a strange sensation, or some lightly audible sounds with each injection. There can be some mild discomfort for about a day after the numbing agent has worn off and patients will need to avoid strenuous activities or pressure to the injection sites for the first few days after treatment. Patients may experience some swelling or bruising after treatment which is a normal and can be minimized by avoiding alcohol or blood thinners like ibuprofen for a few days before and after treatment.
Why UFP Aesthetics?
Jaw filler is a dynamic, non-surgical treatment that can produce highly effective results when administered by a licensed provider of quality. At Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics, our team of advanced nurse injectors are hand selected by our double-board certified plastic surgeons because of their passion and ability to provide outstanding results, making our team a powerhouse in the field of facial aesthetics. To schedule a consultation today, visit our website at utahfacialplastics.com or call 801-776-2220.