Before and after treatment photos at the bottom of this blog.
I’ve noticed that sometimes certain treatments are trending and the schedule is full of them. Lately it’s been Radiesse for jawline definition. It’s pretty cool how filler, injected into a certain area, can change the entire shape of the face in a way that’s hard to imagine before you see it.
A youthful jawline is an L-shape, from the ear to the chin. As we age, our L becomes an I. To achieve this "L" shape with jawline enhancement, there will typically be three injection sites: one at the L- shaped jawline, one between the jowl and chin, and one at the cheek. This L shape not only gives definition to the jaw but also creates the appearance of a slimmer, more elongated neck.
I was curious to know what exactly is happening to our bones as we age so I did some reading. Our bones, just like out fat pads in our face, lose volume with age, causing the entire shape of our skull to change. This happens in men and women, but happens much closer to middle age for women than men.
I read this explanation on Live Science: “As we grow older, our facial bones including our eye sockets, nose and upper jaw continue to change. For example, our eye sockets enlarge, and the angle of the bones beneath our eyebrows decreases….Aging also affects the bones of the middle part of the face. The researchers found reductions in the angles of the brow, nose, and upper jaw bones. The length and height of the lower jaw decreased, as well.”
So injecting filler in strategic areas gives your youthful shape back to your face. Not only that but changing the shape of the jaw can lead to enhancement of other features: lifting of the neck, correction of marionette lines, and can mask a double chin.
This enhancement usually involves a minimum of 2 syringes of Radiesse, up to 6. Look for an upcoming special on a package of 4 Radiesse at our Fall Online Event on Thursday, September 12th.