Why more people are considering jaw fillers

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about jawline augmentation & fillers with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    Jawline sculpting (also known as jawline contouring) with jaw fillers is a great option to immediately improve the appearance of your jawline. It can contour sagging jawline skin, correct jawline asymmetry and enhance jawline definition. Jaw fillers are quick, convenient, have almost no discomfort and no downtime. You will see an immediate result that will usually only need maintaining every 12-24 months on average.

    If you want to enhance your jawline without surgery, then jaw fillers are something to consider.

    When searching for ways to improve your jawline without surgery, in addition to jaw fillers, you may come across other potential solutions.

    How to improve your jawline without surgery

    There are many solutions people claim will help improve your jawline. These include:

    • Jawline exercises: These are specific movements that are claimed to enhance jawline definition. They include jaw clenches, tongue stretching, lip puckering and neck tilts.
    • Gua sha: A process of using a gua sha tool to stroke the skin over the jawline and lower face to promote circulation and healing.
    • Jaw fillers: Dermal fillers are injected to add supporting volume along the jawline to enhance definition.
    • Jawline slimming: Muscle-relaxing injections are administered to the masseter muscles to reduce their size.

    Do jawline exercises really work?

    While jawline exercises may enhance your jawline, in practice the potential difference that you will see is very minimal. Furthermore, over-working muscles around the jawline may lead to the development of jaw clenching (known as bruxism), that can give you headaches and damage your teeth.

    Can you define your jawline with gua sha?

    Advocates of gua sha claim that by promoting circulation and healing the jawline muscles can be toned and the skin lifted. There is currently no good evidence that gua sha tones jawline muscles and tightens the skin, and so you are highly unlikely to notice an improvement in your jawline with this method.

    Jaw filler or Jawline slimming: what’s the difference?

    Jaw fillers and jawline slimming injections are two different cosmetic procedures that can be used to improve the appearance of the jawline. Here are the main differences between the two:

    Jaw fillers:

    • Jaw fillers are injectable treatments that are used to add volume and definition to the jawline.
    • They are made of a substance based on a compound known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to add fullness and hydration to the skin.
    • Jaw fillers are injected into the jawline to add volume and enhance the shape of the jaw.
    • The effects of jaw fillers are temporary and will generally need maintaining every 12-24 months on average.

    Jawline slimming injections:

    • Jawline slimming injections are also known as masseter muscle reduction injections or facial slimming injections.
    • They are used to reduce the size of the masseter muscle, which is the muscle that helps you chew and clench your jaw.
    • Jawline slimming injections are typically used to treat a condition called masseter hypertrophy, which is characterised by a square or triangular-shaped jawline due to enlarged masseter muscles. It is also used to treat bruxism (jaw clenching) that results from masseter hypertrophy.
    • The effects of jawline slimming injections generally require maintenance every 6 months on average.

    Both jaw fillers and jawline slimming injections can be used to improve the appearance of the jawline, but they work in different ways and have different effects. The most important difference is that jaw fillers will enhance jawline definition and can widen the jawline (depending on the technique), while jawline slimming injections will make your jawline look narrower from the front on perspective.

    Am I suitable for jaw fillers?

    Most people are suitable candidates for jaw fillers. They can be used to add definition to the jawline and improve the shape and symmetry of your lower face. During your comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic practitioners at Cosmetic Connection, we will be able to work with you to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Your expectations regarding a result are one of the most important things we consider when determining your suitability for jaw fillers, so it’s important that you are honest with us about your jawline goals.

    Can jaw filler migrate?

    There is a rare risk that jaw fillers may migrate or shift from the intended injection site. This can occur if the filler is injected too superficially or if it is not placed in the correct location. Migration can cause the filler to spread to other areas of the face and can result in an uneven or unnatural appearance.

    To minimise the risk of migration, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare professional to perform the procedure. They should be trained in the proper technique for injecting fillers and have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy. It’s also important to follow all post-procedure instructions and avoid touching or massaging the treated area to minimise the risk of displacement.

    Aside from ensuring you only visit an experienced practitioner such as those here at Cosmetic Connection, choosing the right filler to enhance the jaw is very important. Jaw filler migration can be definitively avoided by enhancing the jawline with collagen stimulating injections, however importantly, these products are not reversible.

    You can learn more about jaw fillers on our jawline filler page.

    If you are interested in achieving your jawline goals and sculpting your jaw with dermal fillers, book in for jawline sculpting at Cosmetic Connection.

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