As we age, the production of the structural proteins collagen and elastin begins to decrease, causing an increase in skin laxity and greater visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Along the jawline, loose skin and drooping fat pads can contribute to the appearance of jowls, resulting in a severe loss of jawline definition and affecting the contouring of the lower face. Genetics and a reduction in structural support due to age can lead to chin recession, resulting in a “weak chin” and a lack of jawline definition. Many patients falsely believe that the only way to get a more defined jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls is to visit a plastic surgeon and undergo plastic surgery. However, there is no need to go under the knife for cosmetic surgery to achieve a perfectly contoured jawline. At board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green’s New York City dermatology office, facial fillers, such as Juvederm Volux XC and Juvederm Voluma, can provide patients with their ideal lower face shape.
Produced by the AbbVie Company at Allergan Aesthetics, the Juvéderm ® collection of fillers is the number one most used type of dermal filler in the United States. These hyaluronic acid fillers (HA fillers) are composed of an injectable gel that can combat signs of the natural aging process, including fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, thinning lips, and facial asymmetry. Of the more than 3 million patients that receive dermal filler aesthetic treatment in the United States each year, Allergan Aesthetics reports that 40% seek treatment for the lower face and jawline. Luckily, in January of 2023, after clinical trials, Allergan Aesthetics announced the release of the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler designed specifically to treat the jawline: Juvederm Volux XC. Made with a thicker formulation that other Juvederm products (such as Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Voluma XC), Juvederm Volux provides patients long-lasting results with no downtime necessary.
Always at the cutting edge of new treatments, experienced board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green has become one of the first injectors in the country to provide patients with Juvederm Volux XC. Dr. Green has been expertly treating patients at her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office for more than 25 years. A practitioner of the less-is-more technique for injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers, Dr. Green helps patients reach their aesthetic goals while maintaining a naturally youthful look. Well-known for high patient satisfaction, Dr. Green has been voted one of the best healthcare providers in New York City by such publications as New York Magazine, Castle Connolly, and Super Doctors.
What kind of dermal filler is Juvederm Volux XC?
After a clinical study to test the safety and effectiveness of the new injectable filler, Juvederm Volux XC was FDA-approved to treat severe loss of jawline definition, the appearance of jowls, and significant chin recession. Juvederm Volux XC is the newest member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, composed of hyaluronic acid and formulated with a proprietary Vycross cross-linking technology to increase lift capacity and structural support at the treatment area. Each member of the Juvederm collection, including Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Vollure XC, serve a different function in treating the face and can be combined for what is known as a complete liquid facelift. Juvederm Volux XC is uniquely formulated with thicker gel for treating the lower face, and patients can now access the newly approved injectable filler at board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green’s New York City office. Juvederm Volux XC for jawline definition can also be paired with Juvederm Voluma XC, used for volume loss restoration in the midface and chin enhancement.
How to create jawline definition with jawline filler
The first step to achieving perfect jawline definition with jawline filler is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green, who will examine the treatment area and consider your aesthetic goals before recommending the treatment plan that will work best for you. Patients experiencing skin laxity, volume loss, and asymmetry in the lower face and along the jawline may be ideal candidates for jawline filler. Before the treatment, Dr. Green recommends that patients avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin, to reduce the risk of bruising after treatment. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for treatment, Dr. Green will begin by marking the injection sites on the skin. As Juvederm fillers all contain lidocaine, an anesthetic, there is generally no need for a topical numbing cream, though Dr. Green may apply one for increased patient comfort. Following the procedure, Dr. Green will explain the full aftercare instructions and advise patients to avoid makeup application for 12 hours post-treatment and heavy activity, alcohol consumption, and extreme heat for 24 hours post-treatment.
What are the side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers, are a safe and effective treatment option for restoring lost volume and contouring the face. The risk of significant adverse events is low when seeking treatment from an experienced injector, such as Dr. Green. Some common side effects may occur after treatment but disappear within one to two weeks. These side effects include:
- Discoloration or bruising at the injection site
- Skin irritation or itching
- Bumps or lumps where the filler has been injected
- Swelling around the injection site
For most patients, these side effects are mild and will resolve without any follow-up. The risk of serious adverse events increases when receiving treatment from an inexperienced injector. Precision is critical, especially when treating the lower face, and the most significant risk of treatment is that the filler will be injected into a blood vessel. Should this occur, severe complications may arise.
Which Juvederm is for jawline filler?
The members of the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers each serve a different function and vary in formulation and thickness of the gel. The newest Juvederm hyaluronic acid filler is Juvederm Volux XC, explicitly designed for the jawline. Juvederm fillers’ thickest Juvederm Volux XC improves jawline definition and reduces jowls’ appearance, lifting the treatment area for a perfectly contoured look to the lower face. With a thicker gel and more cohesivity, Juvederm Volux XC gives the jawline structure for ideal results that last up to a year.
Can Juvederm lift jowls?
When patients ask, “Will Juvederm help jowls?” the answer is: it will! Juvederm Volux XC is formulated to improve the appearance of jowls and can be injected along the jawline to reduce skin laxity that may contribute to the formation of jowls and provide a lift to the skin. When appropriately injected into the treatment area, Juvederm Volux XC can reduce the appearance of jowls for up to 12 months.
How will jawline filler lift jowls?
As we age, jowls may begin to form along the jawline. Production of the structural proteins collagen and elastin decreases, which can cause the skin to become looser and droopy, and fat pads in the midface can drop, forming jowls. The appearance of jowls can be a distressing sign of aging for some patients, especially since jowls will not disappear without cosmetic treatment. With jawline filler, however, the appearance of jowls can be reduced. When the filler is injected along the bone, it creates a lift in the treatment area, restoring lost volume and reducing the appearance of skin laxity, which decreases the appearance of jowls.
Which Juvederm is best for the jawline?
Each member of the Juvéderm ® collection of fillers is approved to treat a different area of the face and body. The two Juvederm dermal fillers best for treating the lower face are Juvederm Volux XC and Juvederm Voluma XC. Juvederm Voluma XC is FDA-approved to combat volume loss in the midface but can also be used for chin enhancement. While Juvederm Voluma effectively improves chin projection, Juvederm Volux XC is the best option for jawline contouring. Juvederm Volux XC was explicitly designed for use in the lower face and is formulated with a thicker gel for more cohesivity, creating a more defined jawline and reducing the appearance of jowls.
Is Juvederm Voluma good for the jawline?
Juvederm Voluma is a member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers that is FDA-approved to combat volume loss in the midface and for chin enhancement. As we age, the fat pads in the cheekbones begin to drop, and sagging skin in the midface creates a hollow or sunken appearance to the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is formulated to address this volume loss in the cheeks, providing a lifted, contoured look to the cheekbones for a more youthful and symmetrical appearance. Also FDA-approved for treating a chin recession, Juvederm Voluma can be used in the lower face for chin enhancement, providing patients with an improved facial profile.
How long does Voluma last in the jawline?
When used for chin enhancement, Juvederm Voluma is a long-lasting treatment with results visible in the treatment area for up to one year. The hyaluronic acid filler provides long-lasting results but is not permanent, as the body gradually dissolves the filler over time. Dr. Green recommends receiving touch-up treatments annually to maintain the treatment results.
Where in the jaw is Juvederm injected?
Jawline filler, such as Juvederm Volux, works to contour the jawline, creating a chiseled appearance to the lower face. Dr. Green will inject the hyaluronic acid filler subcutaneously (under the skin) and deep onto the jawbone to create an ideal facial contour. A precise injection increases the lift capacity of the filler, improving the definition of the chin and jawline. It is essential to seek an experienced injector to avoid adverse events such as accidental injection of the filler into a blood vessel.
Do jawline fillers hurt?
All members of the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers contain a numbing solution called lidocaine, which numbs the injection site as the injection occurs, increasing patient comfort during the procedure. Using a topical numbing cream with the lidocaine solution within the dermal filler is often unnecessary. However, Dr. Green may use a topical numbing cream to decrease the risk of pain or discomfort during treatment. Following the treatment, patients may experience pain, redness, or irritation at the injection site, but this is a normal side effect of any injectable treatment. Any pain following treatment should go away without the need for medical attention or skincare products.
Are jawline fillers safe?
Juvederm Volux XC is an FDA-approved jawline filler, meaning that it has been proven safe and effective at contouring the jawline during clinical trials. AbbVie Company, the maker of Juvederm products, warns that Juvederm Volux XC is unsafe for patients allergic to gram-positive bacteria or with a history of extreme allergies or anaphylaxis. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid dermal filler treatment. It is also essential to seek treatment from a certified injector, as imprecise injections can be dangerous. The most significant risk is an injection into a blood vessel, which can have permanent repercussions, including blindness, stroke, and permanent scarring. To reduce the risk of adverse events, seek treatment from an expert injector, Dr. Green, and disclose all medical history before treatment.
When does Juvederm swelling go down?
One of the mild and common side effects of any injectable treatment, including Juvederm Volux XC, is swelling at or near the injection site. Common and mild side effects, including swelling, typically resolve within one to two weeks of injectable treatment. If you have questions about aftercare instructions, you can ask Dr. Green’s office for guidance on how best to care for your skin after receiving dermal filler treatment.
Will Juvederm bumps go away?
Another potential side effect of Juvederm injectable treatment is the formation of tiny bumps or lumps under the skin at the treatment area. These bumps can form due to swelling at the injection site or improper settling of the filler after injection, and while they are harmless, these bumps can be distressing. The good news is that these bumps will go away within two weeks of treatment, just like any other dermal filler treatment side effect. Further, the risk of developing bumps as a side effect of jawline filler decreases if you seek treatment from an experienced injector like Dr. Green.
Does Juvederm make wrinkles worse?
Fine lines and wrinkles form on the skin due to the natural aging process. As collagen and elastin production decreases, the skin becomes more lax, accentuating the appearance of creases on the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as the Juvederm family of fillers, are highly effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face and body. When the filler is injected into the treatment area, it restores lost volume, reducing the appearance of fine lines on the skin.
How many syringes of Juvederm for the jawline?
The number of syringes of Juvederm necessary for the jawline depends on several factors, including the patient’s face shape and aesthetic goals. On average, Dr. Green will use 2-6 syringes of Juvederm Volux XC to treat loss of jawline definition or jowls. The number of syringes necessary for treatment will also contribute to the pricing of the procedure, as the total cost of treatment depends upon the number of syringes used. After your initial consultation with Dr. Green, her office will be able to provide a better estimate of the number of syringes necessary and the total cost of treatment.
How long does Juvederm last in the jawline?
While the effects of Juvederm Volux XC are not permanent, they are long-lasting and can be seen in the jawline for up to 12 months post-treatment. Results of the procedure can be seen immediately post-treatment. But over time, the body dissolves the hyaluronic acid filler. After a year, Dr. Green recommends scheduling an appointment to maintain the treatment results.
How do I get started with Juvederm jawline fillers today?
As we age, we may experience a severe loss of jawline definition, chin recession, lower face asymmetry, and the appearance of jowls. For a long time, many patients believed that the only way to achieve a perfectly contoured jawline was to have cosmetic surgery, a process with a high risk of serious adverse events and significant downtime. However, with the recent FDA approval of Juvederm Volux XC, a safe and effective non-surgical solution is now available for jawline contouring. Juvederm Volux XC is the first and only dermal filler designed and approved to treat the lower face. With injections along the jawline and chin, Juvederm Volux XC improves jawline definition, provides a chiseled and contoured face shape, reduces the appearance of jowls, and can improve chin projection. This newly approved hyaluronic acid filler is now available for patients at Dr. Green’s New York City dermatology office.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive treatment options. She embraces a less-is-more philosophy and takes a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. She customizes each patient’s treatment plan to cater to their particular skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals. Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green is at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology and will provide the best cosmetic treatment results. Contact us online today or call our NYC-based office at 212-535-3088 to learn whether Juvederm Volux may be right for you.