Know your angles: how to lift and sculpt your jawline

Jaw sculpting treatments

The side profile check is the latest TikTok trend and jaw sculpting has now become one of the most requested aesthetic treatments.

The lower face is also one of the first areas that we notice the signs of facial ageing. As we get older, we start to lose structure and support in the mid-face, resulting in sagging skin, a softened angle to the jaw and the appearance of jowls.

A strong, defined jawline suggests youth and vitality and there are several aesthetic treatments that can restore a more youthful balance to the face, either as standalone procedures or in combination.

Jawline slimming with muscle relaxing injections

This isn’t necessarily an anti-ageing procedure, as many younger patients can feel their jaw looks too square due to over-developed jaw muscles, either because of genetics or habits such as teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

Muscle relaxing injections are renowned for their ability to relax and smooth dynamic wrinkles in the upper face, but they can also be used to slim a too-wide jawline. The product is administered via small injections into the masseter muscle, which then gradually relaxes and reduces in size.

A slimmer jawline also means the cheekbones and chin become more prominent, creating the heart-shape facial appearance that many women desire. Results last between four and six months.

Jaw sculpting with dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to create an ‘edge’ to frame the face, with small amounts placed at the angle of the jaw, along the jowls and in the chin to create a more aesthetic appearance or restore a more youthful structure.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments available as they can be used to hydrate, plump, or fill the skin. Depending on your age, degree of skin laxity, and what you’re hoping to achieve, Dr Claudia can produce a more defined angle to the jawline or smooth and tighten the jowl pockets with results lasting up to two years.

Eliminating a double chin with fat dissolving injections

A double chin, known as submental fat, can be caused by weight gain, genetics or as a result of the ageing process. Fat dissolving injections are composed of sodium deoxycholate, a naturally occurring molecule that causes the body to break down fat cells.

The destroyed fat cells are then safely and naturally eliminated by the body over the following weeks and a slimmer, firmer chin and jawline is revealed. The fat cells are permanently eradicated but it’s important to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.

Lifting the lower face with PDO Threads

As we age, the ‘triangle of youth’ inverts and the face often becomes squarer and more bottom heavy. The thread lift is particularly effective for an overall rejuvenation of the lower face.

Dr Claudia offers a PDO Thread Lift which rejuvenates, regenerates and improves the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery. Special threads are inserted into the skin via a fine needle to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture. PDO threads can also be used as an adjunct to Botox and fillers to enhance lift and youthfulness.

The first step is always a consultation; Dr Claudia can then advise you on which procedure or combination of procedures will deliver the jaw sculpting results you’re hoping for. Call 0115 772 2363 to arrange an appointment.