Cheek and Jawline fillers explained

If you’re considering cheek and jawline fillers, you probably have a few questions! We’ve put together this guide with everything you need to know about cheek and jawline fillers to equip you with all the information before you make your decision. Let’s jump into it. 

This guide will cover:

What exactly are cheek and jawline fillers?

How do cheek and jawline fillers work?

Who should get cheek and jawline fillers?

What are the benefits of cheek and jawline filler?

What to expect at your dermal filler appointment

What to expect after your dermal filler appointment

How long do cheek and jawline fillers last?

Are there any side effects to cheek and jawline filler?

What's the difference between Botox and dermal filler?

How much do cheek and jawline fillers cost?

How do you know if dermal filler is right for you?

 

What exactly are cheek and jawline fillers? 

First things first, cheek and jawline fillers are a type of injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts water which allows the skin to be more hydrated, adding volume or definition to areas that may have lost it over time. Getting dermal filler injections in your cheeks raises the volume of the area around the cheekbones which gives the appearance of a more defined bone structure.  Dermal filler along the jawline helps to improve the structure of the jaw and sharpens the outline of the lower face. Filler injected in the jawline also helps to improve the appearance of sagging skin and/or poor definition in the area.

Chin and Jawline fillers can complement each other too, reducing the appearance of fat pads under the chin that form as we age (or thanks to genetics - the good ol’ double chin). Filler can help with creating the appearance of a strong and defined bone structure which helps improve the appearance of a short chin, recessive chin or weak jawline. As a bonus, when dermal filler is injected under the skin layer, cheek and jawline filler also smoothes out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, volumising and hydrating the area. 

How do cheek and jawline fillers work?  

As we age, the body loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin in the skin. Due to ageing, as well as genetics or weight loss, we can start to lose volume in certain areas of the face, which can create a tired or sunken look. Cheek and jawline fillers help to mitigate this loss by adding volume and hydration back into the area as well as adding definition for a more sculpted and youthful-looking appearance. 

At Caci we use Juvaderm dermal filler and Belotero dermal filler which are clear soft gel injectables with a hyaluronic acid base. At Caci, the treatment is carried out by our Registered Nurses and the treatment delivers instantly plumping, sculpting, smoothing away lines and folds in the face. It is also minimally invasive so very little downtime is needed!

Who should get cheek and jawline fillers?

Most people will be able to get cheek and jawline fillers particularly if you want to add more definition to the jaw or raise the area and add volume around your cheekbones for more definition. However, it’s important that you’re doing it for all the right reasons and you have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with filler. 

Fillers are also a great alternative if you are not wanting to go down the surgical route as it helps to create facial symmetry and subtly enhance your natural facial shape. If you are interested and curious about cheek and jawline fillers and you think it is right for you, you can book a free consultation  to meet with a Caci Registered Nurse to give you all the information you need about the treatment and our Amerase cosmetics injectables membership to get you started on your journey. 

At Caci your safety is our number one priority, it is important to note we do not use injectables while customers are pregnant (or planning to be), breastfeeding or while infection is present. We also cannot perform injectables to those with neuro-muscular transmission disorders, glaucoma and other medical conditions. Taking certain types of medications or those with a history of Anaphylaxis will also not be treated. We are also cautious around other treatments customers may be having like any dental work or microblading. It is a lot to take in and it may seem daunting but all of this will be covered in your free consultation, you are in safe hands!

What are the benefits of cheek and jawline filler? 

Dermal filler can be used for many different reasons. The main benefits of cheek and jawline filler include:

To restore volume and define the cheekbones

When dermal filler is injected into the cheeks, it can help to add more plumpness to your cheeks and define and lift your cheekbones. Dermal filler is inserted above and around your cheeks which defines the bone structure. It also improves the appearance of wrinkles and plumps any sagging skin from loss of elasticity. 

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To change the appearance of your jawline 

The benefit of injecting filler into the jawline is it can give you a more defined jawline and improve the appearance of a short chin or a recessive chin as the filler treatment works to reduce the appearance of fat pads (a.k.a the double chin).

Results for dermal filler in the jaw and cheeks are instant and as it settles you will see full effect in a few days. There is also little recovery time with dermal filler in the jaw and cheek. Most people can go right back to work or carry on with their regular daily activities afterwards 

What to expect at your dermal filler appointment 

At Caci, all dermal filler treatments are carried out by our registered nurses so you can relax knowing you’re in safe hands. Before we go ahead with any treatment of dermal filler, a free consultation occurs where everything about the treatment is discussed in detail plus we cover your medical history. When you do have your treatment one of our Caci Registered Nurses will ease the dermal filler gel into your skin using a fine needle, it may feel uncomfortable but it shouldn't be a painful experience. Treatments take around 30 - 60 minutes depending on the treatment area. The team will also provide you with after care instructions and tips for prolonging the effects of your filler treatment. 

What to expect after your dermal filler appointment 

Results will be instant and you will be able to see this as soon as the treatment is finished. It is very common for your skin to be pink or red on the treatment site and this should settle within a few hours. We also recommend applying an ice/cold pack if you have any swelling for a short period of time, the swelling should resolve in 3 to 4 days. You can read all about what to expect after post treatment on our Dermal filler treatment page

How long do cheek and jawline fillers last?

It is important to note that dermal filler is not a permanent treatment. Results will vary person to person but typically dermal fillers last between 6 to 24 months. Results are noticeable immediately, but the hyaluronic acid based fillers will break down in the body naturally over time. To maintain your look we recommend that you have dermal filler treatments 1-2 times a year to upkeep your desired results. Have a look at our Injectables membership Amerase. This membership will give you the ultimate payment plans and membership benefits to upkeep your results. 

Are there any side effects to cheek and jawline filler?

The side effects of dermal filler are very rare, and it’s considered a safe and non-invasive treatment. After your appointment, you might experience some redness, swelling, bruising and itching. This is all completely normal and should settle within a few hours. If you experience bruising, you can apply Hirudoid cream (available from most pharmacies) which may help to speed up the healing of the bruise.

One rare potential and serious side effect of dermal fillers is a term called ‘tissue necrosis’ or ‘tissue death’ This rare complication happens when blood vessels around the injection site become ‘blocked’ and stop blood flow. Early intervention is vital to avoid this happening. It is important to contact your clinic if you see signs of ‘duskiness’ or gray patches, pustules or unusual skin changes which may/may not be associated with pain. Your therapist will talk you through the risks and side effects before your treatment. 

What's the difference between Botox and dermal filler?

You might have noticed there is some crossover between the benefits of dermal filler and that of Cosmetic Injectables like Botox and Xeomin. It’s true that both dermal filler and botox have some  benefits in common,  however, they are really quite different. Essentially, dermal filler is injected into the skin providing volume, whilst Botox and Xeomin relaxes the muscles that form fine lines. Botox is generally used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while filler adds volume. Read more about the differences between botox and dermal fillers in our helpful guide. We also use Botox for lip flips too. 

How much do cheek and jawline fillers cost?

This is a common question! Costs ultimately depend on the area being treated and how much filler is required for your desired look. All of this will be covered during your free consultation. Roughly the price of dermal filler for the cheeks is around $56.25 per week on an Amerase membership plan (casual customer $900) and for jawline sculpting is roughly $100 per week on a membership (casual customer $1600).

Please note this pricing is just an estimate as each individual is different - the exact costs will be covered in your consultation. We love the Cosmetic injectables membership Amerase as it gives you the flexibility for easy payment options, so you can pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There are also other membership benefits such as a personalised schedule of regular treatments to maintain your desired look, treats like facials, 20% off beauty therapy, advanced skin treatments and 10% off Skinsmiths skincare.

For an accurate and personalised quote, please book in a free consultation with your preferred Caci clinic. 

How do you know if dermal filler is right for you?

Although getting cheek and jawline fillers are deems as a non-invasive treatment, it's still a big decision and it is important you feel comfortable with the treatment and where you get the treatment. There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming. At Caci, we offer complimentary consultations so you can talk to one of our experts and ask any stick questions (no question is a silly question!) that may be on your mind.

Ready to book your dermal filler treatment? 

Hopefully if you have been considering cheek and jawline fillers we have answered some of your questions and/or hesitations. If you are ready to start your dermal filler journey with Caci, book your free consultation today