Chin & Jawline Filler
Filler in the chin and jawline is one of the most commonly requested treatments and for good reason. Chin and jawline filler can be tailored to create a number of results, such as:
Creating sharp, chiselled jawlines in younger clients who are looking for that extra definition.
Extending the chin to create a more tapered look in the lower face.
Overall feminisation of the face by using a combination of chin and jawline filler, often combined with filler higher up in the face, such as the cheeks.
Masculinisation of the face for male clients by creating a heavier set jaw.
Improving side profile for clients with an underbite and the appearance of a receded chin and jawline.
Who can get chin and jawline filler?
You can get chin and jawline filler if you are:
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
We would also like to be aware if you are taking any anticoagulant, or antiplatelet, medication, although this does not prevent you from having treatment. You will also have to make us aware if you have an allergy to local anaesthetic, as the majority of filler contains lidocaine and we will have to choose a product that does not contain this if you do in fact have an allergy.
What should I expect if I come for a filler treatment?
When you arrive at the Aesthetics Centre of Excellence you will be greeted, invited to take a seat and you will be asked to complete a detailed medical questionnaire if you have not completed this electronically prior to your arrival. You will then be called in at your appointment time, at which point you will have an in-depth consultation and examination process, by which we will get to understand what you are hoping to achieve through the chin and jawline filler procedure. Numbing cream will be applied to make the procedure more comfortable.
Facial mapping will be performed during the examination, which will look to identify any other areas of the face that may benefit from filler, with a common one being the cheeks. Once the numbing cream has had time to work (15-20 minutes), the filler will be carefully placed in the chin and jawline to create the desired look, followed by a thorough massage to ensure that the filler has been placed evenly and it is smooth before you leave.
The overall appointment will take around 30-45 minutes, with plenty of time being allocated for questions you may have regarding the treatment. After care advice will be provided and you will also receive an email with after care advice following your visit to the clinic.
Complications and side effects
The most common side effect of chin and jawline filler treatment is mild bruising and swelling. Arnica cream will be provided following the treatment, as part of your post-treatment pack, in order to increase the speed at which any bruising resolves (typically 5-7 days, up to 2 weeks for deeper haematomoas). The swelling occurs because the filler itself is made from hyaluronic acid and this attracts water, so a degree of swelling is unavoidable for around 1 week after treatment. This is generally not noticeable to the eye, but will often feel lumpy in the days post-treatment. However, this lumpiness then settles once the swelling reduces.
As with all procedures there is a small chance of infection, which is reduced even further due to our extensive preparation of skin using chlorhexidine. If infections do develop, despite best efforts to cleanse the skin prior to treatment, the Aesthetics Centre of Excellence is led by doctors, who will happily provide a prescription for a course of antibiotics.
As with any filler procedure there is a small risk of a vascular occlusion, whereby an underlying blood vessel becomes blocked. In this rare event we are prepared with a product called Hyalase, which is used to dissolve the filler and restore the blood supply to the skin. It is for these reasons that our recommendations are to ensure that you are treated by experienced healthcare professionals within the industry when getting aesthetic treatments performed. All of our treatments are performed by a GMC-registered doctor who has extensive training and experience in delivering these treatments in the safest possible manner.
How long does it last?
Chin and jawline line filler will usually last for around 9-12 months, but potentially up to 18 months in some clients.
Does it hurt?
Having your chin and jawline treated with dermal filler should not be particularly painful. However, here at Fillers & Frowns we specialise in pain reduction during aesthetic treatments in order to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
What does it combine well with?
Filler placed in the cheek area often combines perfectly with chin and jawline filler. This is because it provides upper face structure and definition that really sets off the jawline. Furthermore, enhancing the contour of the cheekbone will often give a small amount of lift around the angle of the jaw, enhancing this even further.
Your chin and jawline filler will be massaged prior to you leaving the clinic to ensure that any lumps and bumps from the treatment are gone. The filler remains quite soft for the initial 48-72 hours and can be moved slightly if firm pressure is applied, therefore we do not recommend massaging the area yourself afterwards. Any lumps that appear following the treatment will likely be due to swelling and these will usually go within 5-7 days once the swelling has reduced.