If you think about the iconic beauties of our time, both women and men, one thing they all have in common is a striking, well-defined jawline. Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez are some examples. Men include Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Matt Bomer.
There’s a simple explanation for why the eye is drawn to a chiseled jawline. In nature, a strong jawline is a sign of robust health and fertility. In fact, it’s hardwired into our brain to find this feature of the human face extremely attractive.
Now let’s say you weren’t gifted genetically with an Angelina jawline. Or perhaps as you got older, your lower face lost its youthful definition. What can be done to achieve the aesthetic improvements you desire?
Jawline Filler: Men and Women can Benefit
Until recently, going under the knife was the only method to create that perfectly sculpted mandible. You had two options for jawline contouring surgery: facelift or silicone implants. The latter entailed inserting silicone grafts under the skin to attain a stronger and more defined profile.
While both procedures are still routinely performed, they have their drawbacks. Implants can shift over time creating an unnatural or uneven result. There’s also a small chance of the body rejecting the implant, requiring its removal.
Surgery carries potential risks and complications. These include developing an adverse reaction to the anaesthesia, infection, bleeding, permanent scarring and unsatisfactory results. Then you have the pain, discomfort and downtime which can last several weeks.
As luck would have it, those seeking to sculpt and contour their lower face now have a minimally-invasive option. In 2019 Allergan revolutionized the beauty industry by launching Juvéderm® VOLUX. The new filler has become a complete game-changer for facial contouring.
What is Juvéderm® VOLUX?
VOLUX is the latest cross-linked member of the hyaluronic acid family of dermal fillers. It’s unique because it was designed to mimic bone; it’s the only filler dense enough to give structure to the chin and jawline. Not only does it help to improve definition, VOLUX placed along the jawline can also soften jowls and improve the appearance of a double chin.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for VOLUX?
Women and men of any age can enjoy a dramatic improvement in facial balance, symmetry and proportion with VOLUX. Whether you want to enhance your natural appearance or you’d like to look more lifted and refreshed, Allergan’s newest filler can offer you a non-surgical alternative.
What to Expect
VOLUX is administered with a cannula (blunt tip needle) along the jawline and chin. The results are immediate; however, it can take several weeks for the filler to get settled. It’s normal to experience some swelling, redness and bruising for 7-10 days following treatment. Results typically last 8-18 months and we recommend coming in for maintenance after 12 months.
For more information on these and other rejuvenating skin treatments contact us to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel great!