Facial aging follows a fairly predictable path with most people seeing the first signs of facial aging in their 30’s and early 40’s. You first will notice a loss of volume and a “flattening” in your cheeks and chin – creating the dreaded “jowls”. This loss of volume can create a drawn, tired look even when you feel great! This can happen years before your skin loses elasticity, but before you need a facelift or other surgical remedies, consider your options on getting your jaw line back to its youth with Cosmetic Botox and Facial Fillers!
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
The flattening you see in your face is the result of gravity on your skin and the actual loss of collagen, fat and even a bit of bone. The good news is that the volume can be corrected with Injectable Fillers. It lifts the cheeks and re-contours the jaw line to sculpt and restore the lost volume, bringing the back the natural curves and youthful fullness to your face and jaw.
Liquid Jaw Lift is the answer for those people who have indentations that occur on the jaw line directly below the outside corners of their mouth. Ideally we want our jaw line to be a smooth line from the ear to the chin. But these indentations, or notches, interrupt the smoothness of the jaw line and can give it a drooping appearance that looks a little the shape of an “S”. Medically this is called the prejowl sulcus. When the cause of this notching is thinning of the fat pad in the chin area or volume loss over the jaw, the best option is filling the area with many of the available facial fillers. Traditionally the most commonly used are Radiesse and Sculptra, however my new “Go-To” filler for this treatment is Voluma.
The Nefertiti Lift is an injection procedure to achieve a more youthful looking jawline and neck area without surgery. Developed by Dr. Phillip Levy in France it is providing a mini lift and more jaw area definition for women who have started to loose youthful tautness. It works by relaxing muscles beneath the jaw (which contribute to a downward pull and loss of tautness along the jaw) with Botox or Dysport. Once these muscles are relaxed the net effect is an upward pull from facial muscles, creating a younger looking jawline and face. This is an in-office procedure with minimal recovery time and outstanding results!