Today’s culture seeks strength in different areas, different ways and different places other than the gym. One of the new hottest ‘areas’ of strength is in the jawline. A strong jawline is one of the angles of facial aesthetics that helps to create and maintain a youthful appearance. In fact, Allure magazine said in their Dec 2019 issue, one of the 6 predicted cosmetic medicine trends of 2020 will be fillers for the jawline. Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in LA, suggests the obtuse angle of women’s jawlines should be about 125 degrees, as seen in Angelina Jolie and Rihanna. Indeed, we are beginning to have patients ask about a jawline treatment here in Macon, GA, as well.
If you have had a consult with me, you have heard me talk about facial proportions, the entire face, the proportion of cheeks to jaw, upper lip to lower lip, eyes to nose, nose to chin, and on and on. A perfectly proportioned face is a beautiful face. Using dermal fillers, we can strive to restore or create perfect proportions. To create that Angelina Jolie obtuse 125-degree jaw angle, I like to use a stiffer filler like Juvederm Voluma® or Radiesse®. Most desired results will require starting with 2 syringes, with additional syringes added at any time to build the desired angle. Pricing for this procedure ranges from $800- $1520 depending on the degree of correction and product selection. The procedure is performed in an area of the face that is safe with low risks and one of the more tolerable areas for injections. In a 30-minute appointment, topical anesthetic is applied, injections are completed and the patient is out the door. There has proven to be very little downtime enabling the patient to return to work or resume daily activities immediately. However, any strenuous exercise should be delayed for 24 hours to help help prevent bruising and swelling. Slight soreness has been reported at the injection site, but subsides within a few days. Though Angelina Jolie is the model used for comparison, the procedure may be beneficial for any age. You may want to consider jawline dermal filler for a strong, angular jaw without stepping a foot in the gym.
Terri Harper, MSN, FNP-C, clinical director at Spa Medical® in Macon, GA.