Aftercare Guide: Jawline Sculpting

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone jawline sculpting with jaw fillers, you’ll want to ensure that your result looks great for as long as possible.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we believe that patient education is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. While the procedure may be minor and non-surgical, it is vital that you know how to make the most of your treatment by carefully adhering to the aftercare instructions for your jawline sculpting.

    Following the jawline sculpting aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after a jawline sculpting with jaw fillers?

    Until the day after your jaw filler injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying makeup to the jawline
    • Lying down with pressure on your jawline

    For the first 24 hours after jaw filler injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking

    For the first 7 days after your treatment, you should avoid:

    • Applying firm pressure to the jawline


    How to reduce swelling after jaw fillers

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your jaw filler injections:

    • Avoid hot environments until the swelling has resolved. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • You can take an antihistamine on the day of your treatment, as long as you are medically suitable.
    • Avoid touching, scratching or picking at the skin of your jawline.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your jawline filler injections.


    How to reduce bruising after jaw fillers

    If you are worried about bruising from jawline fillers, consider following these steps:

    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours
    • Avoid intense exercise for the first day
    • Gently apply a wrapped cold pack intermittently for the first few hours after your jawline sculpting (be careful not to apply any pressure).

    If you have bruising after jawline fillers, you can cover it with makeup the day after your injections.


    What to expect in the first few months after a jawline sculpting with jaw fillers

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in the appearance of your jawline after your jawline sculpting.

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result should be visible 1-2 weeks after your procedure when the swelling fully subsides and the jawline filler fully settles.

    If it is your first treatment, or all of the filler from your previous treatment has worn off before you come back for another session, there is a small chance that you will notice a slight drop in the visible result over the first few months. In such cases, a second treatment can be performed to achieve an even better and more stable result.

    You can expect your new jawline to look great for 12-24 months on average. If you’ve had facial slimming injections to slim your lower face, this will need maintaining every 6-9 months on average, while the result from jowl fat and double chin fat injections is permanent. Your body will gradually break down the injected jaw filler, meaning the result will slowly wear off over time.

    Most patients revisit jawline sculpting every 12-24 months on average to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with jawline fillers?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, a jawline sculpting is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper jawline filler aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some jawline filler side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a 5-10% risk and can be covered with makeup.
    • Mild swelling that may make your jawline appear slightly over-corrected for the first 1-3 days.

    Where facial slimming injections have been used, there is a very small chance of a temporary weakness to your smile and bulging of the muscle.

    Jowl fat and double chin fat dissolving injections also have a rare risk of temporary lower lip weakness.

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after jaw fillers, it is important that you get in touch with us for an assessment. You can send a photo of your concerns using our contact form.


    Why is jaw filler aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first jawline filler treatment or your tenth, following the jawline filler aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for jawline filler is the best way to care for your new jawline, reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.

    While these aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.

    We want you to achieve the best result possible and love your new jawline, so please, take care.


    Jawline sculpting with jaw fillers

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, jawline sculpting with fillers is one of our most popular treatments, and a favourite among our clinical team.

    It is a great option to sculpt your ideal jawline. If you have a weak jawline or a misshapen lower face (either too wide or too narrow) then this may be just what you need. Jaw sculpting can also reverse the natural loss of jawline structure and sagging jowls that occur with ageing.

    You may occasionally see the jawline sculpting being referred to as jawline fillers or jaw fillers. This is because dermal fillers are the primary product used as a part of this procedure. Injecting dermal filler into the jawline can be used enhance jawline definition, widen a narrow jawline, disguise saggy jowls and treat jaw ageing. Facial slimming injections (also known as jawline slimming injections) can reduce prominent masseter muscles for a more tapered jawline, while fat dissolving injections to the jowls and double chin can permanently reduce stubborn fat cells.

    Check out our comprehensive jawline sculpting treatment page for more information on this procedure.

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