Using dermal fillers doesn’t only keep away age-related volume loss for a more youthful appearance. With experienced injectors, fillers can provide you with more facial structure, correct issues like a weak chin, and get a contoured jawline without the need for invasive treatments like plastic surgery. However, some might wonder about the amount of filler needed to get the look that they want.
So how much filler do you need for jawline and chin fillers to make a difference? Since syringes of filler are often sold in 1ml formulations, most providers generally agree that areas close to the bone like the chin and jaw only need around 1 to 2 syringes. That's around 1 to 2 mL of solution, which is around half a teaspoon of filler material. It's not much, and it'll vary from patient to patient, but in most cases, it's enough.
The reason why only 1 to 2 mL of filler is used has to do with the place where the chin and jawline are around the face. Unlike other areas like the forehead, sides of the mouth, or cheeks where there's a lot of area under the skin, the chin and jawline are located close to the bone. This makes deep injections of filler material difficult - and most of the time, unnecessary.
If your provider uses too much filler material along your chin and jawline, you'll end up with bulging results that may be difficult to adjust with future treatments. An injector with extensive experience will often inject as little product as possible to create the sharper angle or contours that you need from a chin and jawline injection. Aside from not wasting additional filler, this also guarantees you better results.
Because the chin and jawline already define and contour the face without any cosmetic treatments at all, dermal filler injections will often aim for a subtle yet visible difference in the results of their treatments. While it may not seem much on paper, once the treatment is done the effects are very noticeable.
Arguably, something more important than the amount of filler used in chin and jawline injections is the skill of the provider applying it. Since most of the options that you have for chin filler are gel-like materials that immediately provide volume, having the skill and understanding of your facial anatomy is crucial to getting the best results.
Here are other benefits finding a skilled injector can provide:
One particular issue that many dermal filler treatments run into is getting natural-looking results, where the treated area doesn't look that much different from the area around it. Since filler material usually stays in the injected area, it's important to find a provider that can visualize how the final look will turn out even before injecting the filler into your skin.
A skilled injector can give you natural-looking results which can enhance your natural features while also remaining unobtrusive enough to not draw too much attention to itself. The aim of a chin and jawline enhancement is to improve your overall appearance, not to draw attention to the lower third of your face in particular.
Dermal fillers are non-invasive treatments, which means they don't require incisions, cuts, or other invasive methods to work on your skin. As non-surgical options, this allows them to be performed efficiently in your provider's office without the need for extensive downtime after your treatments are done.
That being said, dermal filler injections are not exempt from side effects at all - it's just that their side effects are milder and are easier to manage, especially with the guidance of an experienced provider. In most practices, you'll usually be held for a little while after your treatment to check if nothing's gone wrong with your injections. This is followed by maintenance treatments that will help keep your results consistent.
Dermal fillers are rarely a one-time application. For most patients who want their results to last, coming back for a repeat application is necessary. While the frequency of your re-applications will depend on what type of filler was used in your treatment, the important thing to keep in mind is that the same provider should be the one to do it, as much as possible.
The reason for this is that your body's composition and reaction to dermal fillers can change as you get older. You might find yourself needing more fillers as you age, or perhaps your type of filler worked better than you thought and you may need less going forward. If you want to get consistent results long-term with your chin and jawline treatment, you should find an experienced provider.
Patients using dermal fillers for jawline or chin treatment can expect a procedure that gives them what they want without using too much. In the hands of an experienced provider, you don't need a lot of dermal filler to add more volume or to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. With the right injectors, chin and jawline fillers can help improve your profile only with the right techniques and precision.
At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we believe that injectable fillers work as a great option for people who don't want to go through surgical procedures to get the improvements that they want. With our expertise in filler injections, we’ll make sure that you have the best experience possible with us and enjoy the effects of your treatment long-term. Whether it's making your facial profile more symmetrical through addressing a weak chin or defining your jawline, our specialists have the injectable treatment for you.
For more information about our jawline and chin filler treatments, the types of fillers we use, and the treatment plan you'll be following, book an initial appointment with us today. You can contact us online via our website or call us at (969) 565-7539.