By no means are injectable treatments the only option to treat the jawline, but they have become increasingly popular and varied over the past couple of years. Dermal fillers, Botox and other neuromodulators, and Kybella can all be used to sculpt the jawline. The correct product and treatment plan for you will vary depending on the exact jawline contouring, chin augmentation, or other jawline enhancements you wish to make.

If you want to learn more about what causes jowls, please visit our jowls and jawline sag page.

Jawline Sculpting Results

Slimming the Jawline

Botox slimming of her jawline plus filler in her cheek made for a visibly smaller jawline and heart-shaped face
Botox used for jawline contouring to reduce muscles at the chin and jaw.
Neuromodulators like Botox can be used to treat TMJ, but not all who have this procedure are experiencing TMJ – that’s okay, this non-surgical treatment can be purely cosmetic.

Many dentists are getting into using Botox for jawline contouring – unless they are really well trained in Botox, we caution you away from this option. Yes, dentists will understand the anatomy and the theoretical concepts, but too much Botox or improper placement of that Botox could mean you lose normal jaw muscle function for several months. This is not a terribly expensive procedure, meaning you aren’t likely to save much money by choosing one provider over another. For this reason, it’s worth finding an expert to do this properly for you.

Making the Jawline Sharper

Jawline Filler Sculpting NJ
Adding filler along jawbone creates effect of tightening skin and can be used to create a sharper edge of the jaw in addition to straighter and more or less angular lines along the bone, depending on your particular goals for jawline enhancement.

We do naturally lose some bone volume as we age, but for many candidates, tweaking features with this treatment can improve the appearance of the jawline. For example, injecting dermal fillers into the chin for a non-surgical chin augmentation can create the appearance of a sharper jawline for some candidates.

A variety of fillers can be used – anything from Juvéderm to Radiesse – though the super soft fillers like Silk, Volbella, or Bellafill are not recommended for a non-surgical jawline enhancement.

Getting Rid of Jowls Along the Jawline

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Both patients were treated only with injectable treatments at our New Jersey offices. The patient on the left is in her 50’s (had mild jowling to begin with) – on the right, her 70’s (had severe jowling to begin with).

This problem is caused by loss of volume in cheeks, which creates loose skin that droops down at the center bottom of the jawline on both sides, and with time, fat will accumulate in that pocket and weigh down on the skin, making jowls worse. For many, they will also experience loss of normal volume in the pre-jowl sulcus, which makes an indent in front of the jowls, making them even more pronounced.

Injectable products can fix jowls by:

  • Replacing that lost volume in cheeks, which lifts up the loose skin of jowls. This can be achieved with lifting fillers like Sculptra, Lyft, and Voluma.
  • Lifting and firming up skin, making skin more elastic and youthful. This can be achieved with hyperdilute Sculptra or Radiesse or thread lifts.
  • Dissolving the fat that’s accumulated in the jowl – doing this alone will cause the skin to lift up a little bit. This can be achieved with Kybella and/or syringe liposuction.
  • Filling in pre-jowl sulcus to create smoother effect and make jowls appear smaller in contrast. This can be achieved with Defyne, Juvederm, or other fillers.
  • Replacing lost volume in the chin or augment an underdeveloped chin to pull the jawline forward creating a more streamlined appearance.

Younger patients and/or those with mild jowls can completely eliminate the problem with injections. Those with severe jowls can expect a mild to moderate improvement, but once skin has lost elasticity, they will need additional treatments to improve skin quality and/or surgery.

Downtime with Jawline Injections

One of the major benefits of injectables compared to other treatments is that there is no downtime. Most injectable treatments can cause some swelling, redness, and potentially bruising, but these are very temporary and should subside within a few hours or days from the injection. You can return to your normal routine immediately after your injection appointment if you choose. However, you will be encouraged to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise for at least 24 hours after receiving injectable treatments.

Cost of Jawline Injections

The cost of jawline injections depends on the products chosen, the amount of product necessary, and other factors. The average cost for a jawline filler injection is about $1,000-3,400. The cost of your non-surgical jawline contouring will be explained after a thorough consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jawline Injections

How long do jawline injection appointments usually take?

Injectable appointments are completed relatively quickly. The treatment usually takes no more than 45 minutes, and the actual injection portion is generally 15 minutes or less of this, as most of the time is spent planning the treatment prior to injection.

Is anesthesia required for jawline injections?

There is no anesthesia required to receive jawline injections; you will be awake throughout the appointment. Some injectable products include lidocaine within their formula to aid in patient comfort. For others, you may receive a topical numbing cream. It is common to do the injection using a thin, blunt tube called a cannula to make the treatment safe, more comfortable and limit the downtime.

How long do jawline fillers last?

The longevity of any jawline injection result depends on the patient and the product used. However, its common for results to last between up to 2 years and possibly longer. Botox, of course, is not a filler, and only lasts 3-4 months.

Is jawline filler dangerous?

Any injections into the jawline have some risks, but are generally considered safe. Before your non-surgical jawline sculpting appointment, a physician will carefully review your health history and examine the treatment area to determine you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Sources Cited

Cosmetic & Laser Physician at Reflections Center

Dr. Renata Wix-Harris has extensive experience as a general surgeon and work in the plastic surgery department has helped to her to become an excellent laser liposuction surgeon. She is also skilled at laser and energy-based skin therapies, injectables, and non-invasive body contouring.