5 Essentials for creating the perfect patient jawline
Jawlines are an incredibly popular area that fillers are requested for. Understand the tips below to make sure that you don’t overtreat and create results that cause regret for both you and your patient.
An overweight patient asking for jaw definition should ring alarm bells. There’s no definition in these cases because there’s too much fat. To inject filler for definition here will require such a large amount of filler that their face will be abnormally wide. Pay attention to fat as much as bone!
What is jawline definition?
Bone visibility is jawline definition if you stop and think. There’s many factors that are responsible for it: bone, fat, skin tightness / quality… When analysing definition, analyse all appropriate factors and not just bone width. Failing to do this will lead to regret.
Choose the dermal filler carefully
Jaw / jawline dermal fillers are generally ones with a much more solid feel. Using a soft filler for the jaw will lead to a quick loss of result as the body breaks it down much sooner than hoped for.
Pay attention to the cheek width. Making a jaw wider than the cheeks will give someone a pyramid-shaped head that will look extremely odd! This analysis should be done before any injecting is started.
Know the facial artery
The facial artery is one of the major vessels to be aware of when injecting jaw fillers. Be familiar with its location and you will be best positioned to avoid vascular occlusions.
Hopefully these top tips will ensure you don’t make silly mistakes that many often do before their jaw fillers course. Above all, enjoy yourself and remember that the education journey never ends. Even experienced injectors still learn from each other every day.