What treatments are involved in jawline contouring?
Depending upon your needs, non-jawline contouring can be performed in different ways such as the use of soft tissue fillers (like hyaluronic acid), fat-dissolving injections, and thread lift. The most popular non-surgical jawline contouring options include:
1. Jawline Contouring with Thread Lift
Thread lift also referred to as lunchtime lift is a minimally-invasive technique that involves the use of barbed, dissolvable, medical-grade sutures to provide a more youthful, tighter, firmer, and natural appearance to the face. To give a subtle lifting effect to the jawline, the silhouette or polydioxanone threads are inserted into the skin using fine needles along the jawline. This way the skin is simply suspended by stitching portions of it to help improve jowls or sagging jawlines. The treatment works by encouraging collagen production around the inserted threads.
The threads usually get absorbed by the body within 4 months but skin continues to improve thereafter because of collagen remodeling. Usually, after 3 months of the treatment, a tighter jawline can be noticed. This procedure is carried out under local anesthesia. To maintain the results of a thread lift, the procedure can be repeated after every 18 months. Depending upon the body’s ability to dissolve the threads, the results usually last for 9-12 months.
2. Kybella injections for Jawline Reshaping
Some people have excess volume or fullness under the jawline as it is obscured by surplus submental fat. This stubborn fat under the chin can be removed by Kybella injections composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid (a bile acid that is produced naturally by the body). These are FDA-cleared injections capable of the gradual breakdown of moderate to severe stubborn fat cells beneath the chin. The dead fat cells are further metabolized by the body and drained out of the body through the lymphatic system over a few weeks.
Kybella injections can be used as an alternative to the liposuction technique (wherein redundant fat deposits are extracted via thin cannula and vacuum suction) or to enhance the results of jawline surgery. They are administered into the marked injections sites (i.e. up to 50) under the chin after numbing the area with a topical anesthetic.
The submental fat removal can sculpt the jawline for virtually a lifetime but the right diet and proper exercise is important to maintain the desired outcome. For effective results, the skin of the submental area must have a good tone and texture so that even after the fat removal, the skin can snap back into place. Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. Usually, 4-6 in reduction Kybella treatments performed at least one-month interval each can be received by the patient to get the best jawline contouring. To know more about double chin reduction treatment in Noida, schedule an appointment now at Skinlogics.
3. Jawline fillers
Slight sagging or pooching in the jawline or pre-jowl sulcus can appear due to aging as the fat pads start to dissipate and separate from one another. The effect of gravity along with separation can result in heaviness often along the jawline. The use of filler injections along the jawline can help to stretch and tether the jowls to make them less prominent. These fillers are injected deep into the subcutaneous tissue overlying the jawbone to plump areas having lost volume, lift drooping areas, and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate but last for about 12-18 months.