Nonsurgical Jawline Contouring Overview
TREATS: Weak jawline, asymmetries, and skin laxity in the neck and jawline
LENGTH: One hour or less, depending on the procedure used
ANESTHESIA: Topical numbing is available
SIDE EFFECTS: Mild swelling, bruising, and redness for up to one week
RISKS: Minimal when these treatments are performed by an experienced provider
RECOVERY: Most patients return to regular activities immediately following a procedure
DURATION OF RESULTS: 2 months - 5 years, depending on the procedure
We specialize in modern facial techniques in Charlotte, NC, including nonsurgical aesthetic procedures designed to fully enhance each patient’s own unique attractiveness. Since we focus 100% on cosmetic treatments for the face, Carolina Facial Plastics has honed an expertise in facial procedures not found in all practices, allowing us to produce exceptional results in facial enhancement.
We provide nonsurgical solutions for women and men looking to contour their jawline with minimal discomfort and downtime. Through these jaw contouring procedures, you can achieve a slimmer face, improve a recessed chin, restore and enhance volume and definition, and reduce the appearance of jowls. The result is a more sculpted jawline that brings balance to the rest of your facial features without the need for surgery. Depending on your goals and our recommendations, your treatment may include a combination of injectables and laser or energy devices.
At Carolina Facial Plastics, it is all about the patient, and we understand that each patient’s needs and goals are unique. All of our procedures are individualized to the precise concerns and expectations of each patient. We have extensive training and experience with facial anatomy and rejuvenation, allowing us to design a treatment plan customized just for you. And by combining procedures to contour your jaw, we can enhance the overall results of each treatment.
While facial fillers are often used to restore a more youthful appearance by lifting drooping areas and smoothing away lines and wrinkles, according to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, they can also be used for nonsurgical jawline rejuvenation. Facial fillers can correct lower face asymmetries, augment the chin, and sculpt a more defined jawline. These fillers are often paired with neuromodulators (Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport®) to produce more dramatic results. Botox can relax the masseter muscle (chewing muscles) that often give women a masculine appearance. Once the jaw muscles soften and relax, you can achieve a more V-like facial shape.
Other nonsurgical treatment options include devices that target collagen production in the skin. Profound RF works by creating micro-injuries to stimulate a wound-healing response and using RF energy to produce new collagen, improving mild to moderate skin laxity in the neck and jawline. The Cutera Titan, on the other hand, uses light energy to heat the dermis and stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin.
During your consultation (which can be done virtually), we will discuss your concerns and goals and then determine what combination of nonsurgical treatments are needed to produce your desired results. We will determine which areas of your jawline and/or chin require contouring and identify treatments and their corresponding lifespans so you can decide accordingly. Scheduling touch-up treatments to maintain results will also be discussed.
If you decide to receive injectables, the treatment should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, depending on your skin condition and the size of the treatment area. A small amount of neuromodulator or filler is precisely injected along several areas to create balance. The needle used for the procedure is very small, so most patients find the session to be very comfortable without the need for topical numbing on the skin. However, numbing cream can always be applied to the injection sites to help reduce any discomfort.
If you combine your injectable treatment or decide on a light or energy device treatment as a stand-alone procedure, your treatment session will be a little longer. When you come to Carolina Facial Plastics for a Profound RF treatment, your skin will be cleansed and numbed with topical medication. The Cutera Titan, on the other hand, utilizes safe, infrared light energy to heat the dermis, making it comfortable enough to be performed without anesthesia. However, some patients are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand. Profound RF and Cutera Titan can be performed in an hour or less.
Results will vary depending on the procedure:
- Neuromodulators: 2-6 months
- Facial Fillers: 6-18 months
- Cutera Titan: 1-2 years
- Profound RF: 3-5 years
For more dramatic results that last long-term, we offer surgical options at Charlotte, NC:
- Chin Implants
- Mini Facelift
- Facial Liposuction
- Mandibular Implants (standard and custom)
At Carolina Facial Plastics, our goal is to not only produce beautiful and natural-looking results but to ensure your safety and comfort during your surgery and recovery. This is why I created the Fairview Surgical Suites and Recovery Retreat. The Fairview Surgical Suites is a single operating theater dedicated exclusively to elective facial cosmetic surgery procedures, and the Fairview Recovery Retreat is where recovery meets comfort. Here you’ll receive one-on-one focused care in a calm and quiet setting where you’ll have an on-call nurse, medical staff, and medical supplies at your disposal, ensuring you are safe and comfortable throughout your stay.
It is our mission to provide the ultimate in holistic and comprehensive treatments using the latest techniques from Beverly Hills to provide the best results while minimizing downtime.
Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C is a nationally board-certified and state-licensed Physician Assistant with 10 years of experience as an aesthetic injector in all types of neuromodulators and facial fillers. Courtney Whitley, FNP-C is a board-certified nurse practitioner with 13 years of combined nursing and medical aesthetic experience. Heather and Courtney have extensive training and experience in cosmetic injectables and lasers. I am a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in facial techniques. I trained with top facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, and I now bring this knowledge to the North Carolina community.
At Carolina Facial Plastics, we only use FDA-approved products and the most advanced techniques, tools, and technologies. We do not use the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment as other practitioners might. We develop customized treatment plans based on your unique goals and needs, working in partnership with you to achieve realistic and natural results in a safe manner.
Do you want to achieve a more youthful and attractive jawline and face shape? For more information on jawline contouring, contact Carolina Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation.
Frequently asked questions
We take many steps to ensure the comfort of our patients during treatment. As a general rule with injections, the needle’s size directly correlates to the level of discomfort patients will experience. We only use the smallest needle possible for these injections. Topical and local anesthetics can always be applied before nonsurgical procedures to minimize any discomfort.
Injectables should take less than 15 minutes to perform, while procedures such as Profound RF and Cutera Titan will take no more than an hour.
Jawline contouring is a versatile nonsurgical procedure that can be a good option for many patients. Generally, healthy women and men who desire to improve their jawline and face shape are considered ideal candidates for the procedure. Consulting with us is also the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for jawline contouring. We will consider several factors, including the structure of your face, your skin elasticity, and your desired goals.