As we age our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to less firmness and elasticity in the skin. On the jawline this can lead to the skin either side of the mouth sagging down from the jaw bone. If you have minor sagging and are still in the pre-jowl stage, we can help improve the appearance of it at our Knightsbridge clinic.
We use the best quality, hyaluronic acid based derma fillers to restore the appearance of the jawline, defining the face’s natural contour and making you look younger.
What Dermal Fillers are used?
We use Hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm and Restylane to help remedy a sagging jawline.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body as well as most other living organisms and is one of nature’s most versatile substances. As well as giving the skin elasticity, it also provides volume which makes the skin and muscle tone look younger.
The hyaluronic acid used in our fillers is created in a laboratory, is completely sterile and is the only type of filler that is reversible. Restylane and Juvederm are FDA approved for use in the nasiolabial fold and contain no human or animal DNA. They have the best safety profile of any filler currently on the market.
What to Expect from the Treatment
Your nose will be numbed using a local anaesthetic 15-30 minutes prior to the treatment. We then inject tiny amounts of the derma filler in precise locations and massaged to reshape the jawline. You are fully awake during the procedure and hold a mirror so that you are in complete control of the shape and contours.
After the treatment you should avoid touching the treated area or applying makeup to it for 6 to 12 hours afterwards to prevent infection. We will advise you on after care. The final result should last between 9-12 months and we will advise you of any follow up sessions you may require.
After the Treatment
You may see some swelling for 24-72 hours post-treatment so we recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time between your appointment and any social events.
In order to avoid bruising you should avoid exercise with the exception of regular walking for 24 hours after your treatment and do not take Vitamin E (except in a multivitamin) or St.John’s Wort for 2-3 days before and after the treatment.
For 1 week before the treatment and 2 days after it you must not take aspirin, ibuprofen, Exedrin, Advil or Aleve to avoid swelling and bruising.
Due to the nature of the treatment there may be some mild side effects. Any redness, soreness, itching, tenderness or mild bruising should subside within 2-10 days.
We offer highly competitive prices starting from £395.