Lower face filler defines the jawline, treats a recessed chin, and eliminates deep folds around the mouth without going under the knife. Whether age has softened your chin and jaw area and stamped in deep smile lines, or genetics are the culprit, lower face filler is for you.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
Lower face fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid gel and are injected into the lower face using an ultra-fine needle. They treat deep lines around the mouth, contour the jaw, and correct a weak chin. Lower face fillers are more robust, meaning they take up a lot of space. Because of this, they have the volume necessary to create more protrusion in the chin and shape the jawline. Lower face fillers also tend to be more firm, as you want for the chin and jaw. They’re also robust enough to plump deep folds around the mouth.
Lower face filler can treat marionette lines around the mouth (also known as smile lines), a dimpled chin, a recessed chin, and an undefined jawline.
Every filler appointment at Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with one of our skilled nurses to discuss your goals and concerns at length. We will also assess your medical history during this consultation to help choose the appropriate treatment and product. Before beginning any injections or other treatments, we will take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals. You will be out the door and able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes with just a few instructions for aftercare.
Most patients find lower face filler treatments quite tolerable. We are happy to offer topical numbing and icing to the treatment area to increase your comfort. In addition, many fillers are infused with lidocaine to reduce pain. Finally, we use a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle whenever possible because it is safer and less traumatic to the tissue. This means less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
Lower face filler is an excellent option for someone who wants a more prominent chin or sculpted jawline but doesn't want to go under the knife. It’s also a great way to decide whether you want to go the more permanent route of an implant. Finally, anyone wishing to rejuvenate their face due to aging makes a great lower face filler candidate.
If you have any doubts about whether this treatment is suitable for you, rest assured that we thoroughly review each patient’s medical history and goals during consultations. We’re happy to help you find the right treatment plan for your face. We don’t recommend fillers for pregnant or breastfeeding women or anyone with an active infection or wound in the treatment area.
Lower face filler typically lasts between 6-24 months, depending on the product used. But it’s important to know that every body responds differently to filler. Esthetic Center stocks a range of products so that we can be sure to use the filler that best suits our patient’s needs. We will discuss your goals and preferences at your consultation so that we can choose the right product together.
Using filler consistently yields better results in the long run, so we recommend finding a doctor or nurse you trust. At Esthetics Center, we partner with you to develop a long-term plan to keep you looking your best.
Lower face filler can be dissolved if you are ever unhappy with your results.
No, our goal is never to make people look unnatural or overdone. As the saying goes, “The best injectable is undetectable.” It is important to have your filler injections administered by professionals with experience and knowledge to avoid looking overfilled. All of our injectors at Esthetics Center are highly-skilled Registered Nurses or Physician Assistants to ensure that you get quality care and results.
Yes, lower face filler is safe. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and it is considered safe and effective in restoring volume. However, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the most important thing you can do is make sure you see a licensed and trained professional. Doing so ensures that you are getting high-quality products and that they will be injected correctly.
The main side effects of any injectable treatment are bruising, redness, swelling, and mild discomfort during the healing phase, but we take measures to minimize these. One such measure is using a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle. A blunt-tip cannula is safer and less traumatic to the tissue, ensuring less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
You can also do things before treatment to minimize discomfort and bruising. Avoid any food, supplement, or medication that thins your blood, including ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed, and alcohol. You may use arnica supplements before the treatment and during the recovery phase to minimize bruising and swelling. If you are unsure if something you are taking might interfere with your treatment, please call our office, and we will be happy to assist you.
Following a few simple aftercare instructions can also help minimize your downtime and discomfort. For example, we recommend you refrain from using makeup or skincare products on the day of treatment. In addition, you should not engage in heavy exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. Finally, sleeping with your head slightly elevated the evening after treatment will also decrease swelling.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE