Juvederm Volux – A new era of chin and jawline sculpting
The chin and jawline may initially seem an unlikely place to inject fillers – it has no wrinkles, and doesn’t lose volume in the same way the upper face does as it ages – but this is an area to which aesthetic doctors are increasingly turning their attention to improve the structure and balance of the face. Juvederm Volux is a dense filler which is easy to mould and sculpt, making it the perfect product for achieving an incredible sharpness along the jawline. Since launching in mid-2019, Juvederm Volux has taken the aesthetics industry by storm. So, what is it that sets the product apart from other dermal fillers on the market and what results should be expected from treatment?
What’s different about Juvederm Volux compared to other fillers?
Juvederm Volux is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler which has been specially designed for the treatment of the chin and jawline. It can be used to improve facial harmony by strengthening the lower face, softening jowls, improving double chins, or producing a stronger and more defined jawline. Volux is dense and easy to mould and sculpt, making it the perfect choice of product for producing a precise sharpness along the jawline, which more and more consumers are now demanding. Its unique density means it creates more substantial results and can add more definition in the lower face than softer materials.
What happens to the lower face as we age?
The shape of our face changes a lot as we age – the skin thins and loses its plumpness. We lose bone in our skull, which causes the face to sink and fall downwards. The bone loss means that the lower face no longer has a robust framework, and our skin and fat begin to hang loosely. As a result, we may develop a saggy and ‘jowly’ look, the chin may look squarer and our neck may even begin to droop.
These changes usually start to become noticeable in our early 40s. As well as bone loss, the fat pads in the cheeks, under the eyes and around the temples and chin begin to drift south and shrink which makes the skin appear looser and more likely to sag and crease into folds.
What does sculpting the chin and jawline with Volux filler look like?
The way dermal fillers are used has changed dramatically over the last decade. In more recent years, aesthetic practitioners have progressed towards restoring structure and definition in the face rather than just filling a line. As a result, practitioners prefer to look at the face as a whole, and to take a more thoughtful approach as to what might make that whole face look fresher and softer, re-sculpting specific areas so that afterwards, you just look like yourself, but fresher.
Thoughtful placement of filler in the middle of the chin can make a face look shorter; it’s an optical illusion, due to the way the light catches the new slight projection of the chin. Chin and jawline enhancement is a procedure which is requested by people of all ages. It’s popular in younger patients who have a genetically weaker jaw or chin. It’s also popular in more mature patients who have lost the strength and definition of their jawline through ageing. In more mature patients, Volux will often be combined with cheek enhancement before addressing the jawline, to ensure the soft tissues of the face have enough support.
Can it be used to treat men?
Using filler in the lower part of the face works well for both men and women and is a handy trick for counteracting the bone resorption in the chin that creeps in with age. For men, reshaping the chin and jawline with filler is very popular for making a face look more masculine.
Does Volux have any side effects?
As with any aesthetic procedure, a small amount of bruising and swelling should be expected after treatment. This will resolve quickly, and patients can take paracetamol if needed.
It’s also important to make sure you are in experienced medical hands, and that the practitioner treating you is also able to deal with any complications that may arise. Dermal filler can have potentially severe risks, so it’s essential you do your research before committing to a procedure. Click here to read our recommendations for making the most of your dermal filler consultation.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.