Jawline and Chin Filler

Is it time to update your profile? A sharp, angular jawline is one of the most coveted looks in medical aesthetics today. As we age, our jawline can become heavy and squared off due to bone resorption and descending fat pads. Using fillers, our Physician Assistants can create a more youthful contour to the jawline and elongate the chin. Depending on the patient's anatomy, Kybella®, Botox®, and Dysport® can be added to the treatment plan to obtain the best results. This treatment is 100% customized to each patient but focuses on transforming the overall appearance of the lower face.

What should I expect before my jawline/chin filler appointment?

  • Avoid any blood thinning products for one week before your appointment, such as fish oil/omega 3, vitamin E, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aspirin). Alcohol and smoking can also increase your chance of bruising.
  • Arnica Montana (Arnicare) is an herbal product that helps with swelling and bruising. It comes in both topical and oral tablet versions. Take the oral tablets at least two days before filler to help minimize bruising.
  • Don't schedule your filler within two weeks of a special event. We want to ensure enough time for healing before these events.
  • You may come in with makeup on, but it will be taken off in areas that are injected
  • Avoid vaccines or dental appointments two weeks before your filler procedure.

What should I expect during my jawline/chin filler appointment?

  • Your provider will review the procedure again at your visit and ask if you have any questions before beginning.
  • The procedure can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment.
  • We will use ice to ease any discomfort associated with the injection process during your appointment. All the fillers we use have numbing agents within the product, making the injection process very comfortable. Most patients say the pain is 1/10 on a pain scale.

What should I expect after my jawline/chin filler appointment?

  • You will have swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the injected areas, which may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Most of the healing happens within the first week.
  • Try to lightly ice the injected areas for five minutes 2-4 times daily for 2-3 days after the filler is placed. Do not push hard with the ice.
  • Try to sleep on your back (not on your face or areas injected) the night of injections. The filler could move or flatten.
  • Try to sleep elevated with another pillow under your head for the first few nights to reduce swelling.
  • Apply or take arnica until bruising and swelling are gone.
  • You may shower and wash your face as usual. Makeup and moisturizers may be worn after injections as well.
  • You will feel the filler for the first week or so; it may even feel hard or lumpy. The filler will soften up, smooth out, and feel like your own tissue again within two weeks.
  • Avoid exercising for 24 hours and air travel for 72 hours.
  • Avoid dentist appointments and vaccines for two weeks after your filler appointment.
  • Drinking plenty of water and avoiding a high-salt diet will help minimize swelling.
  • Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any discomfort.

How long does jawline/chin filler last?

Chin/Jawline fillers can last up to 2 years. We typically see our filler patients annually for maintenance if needed.

Is jawline/chin filler reversible?

  • We use Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers for chin/jawline filler, so they slowly break down over time and are not considered permanent.
  • The hyaluronidase enzyme can dissolve/break down HA fillers quickly. We can inject this enzyme into treated areas with immediate results. So yes, HA fillers are “reversible.”
  • We always carry hyaluronidase in the clinic and can dissolve HA fillers if needed.