If you were asked to name an important facial feature, the jawline probably wouldn’t be the first to cross your mind. And you wouldn’t be alone: Most people only take note of their jaw if it loses its sharpness.
Aging and fat accumulation can lead to loose skin and jowls that conceal the true shape of the jaw and chin. Luckily, Physician’s Center for Beauty has several procedures that can smooth out the jawline for a more appealing appearance.
Surgery is the best approach for patients who seek the most dramatic results. Neck lift surgery can create nicer contours by removing extra skin and fat from the neck while also addressing neck bands that become prominent on the neck with age.
Patients who would also like to address the wrinkles on the lower half of their face may want to ask their surgeon about a facelift since facelift incorporates elements of neck lift.
FaceTite is a less invasive procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat tissue and liquify fat cells. In the months following the treatment, patients notice a gradual tightening of the skin and the disappearance of fat. It is especially effective along the jawline, where can reduce the appearance of jowls.
CoolSculpting is another minimally invasive procedure that can effectively remove fat around the jawline. This treatment relies on cold temperatures to freeze unwanted fat cells. These fat cells die and are eventually permanently expelled from the body. CoolSculpting typically removes around 20 to 25% of fat cells in a treated area, so a couple of treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Jawline filler is a nonsurgical option to enhance one’s jawline. Filler can be strategically placed along the jawline to produce a sharper and more defined angle of the jaw. Adding definition in the jawline with dermal filler creates a contour as the jaw transitions to the neck.
Another non-surgical option is Ultherapy. This treatment uses ultrasound therapy to treat deeper layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. Over time, this new collagen causes the skin to tighten. Although patients may notice some minor redness and swelling, there is no substantial downtime. It is recommended for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and is effective along the chin and neckline.
Arguably the easiest treatment of all, Kybella is an injection of deoxycholic acid that improves the contours of the chin. The injection permanently destroys fat cells in the chin, making it impossible for these cells to store or accumulate fat in the future. Most patients seek two to six injections to achieve their desired results.
Dr. Sean Maguire and the outstanding team of aestheticians at Physician’s Center for Beauty have helped countless patients in Louisville, KY to restore an attractive, youthful jaw and neckline. To determine which of these treatments is right for you, please schedule a consultation by calling (502) 897-7456 today.