3 Nonsurgical Treatments for Facial Lifting and Contouring

December 4, 2019

Facial features naturally lose their definition because of aging or the decline in production of collagen and elastin. The lower part of that face is mostly affected, with the facial fat shifting downward. This results in a less defined chin and jawline that can sometimes be accompanied with saggy cheeks and wrinkles.

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Age-related changes like these are unavoidable, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything to have a younger-looking face. If you want to get a more defined chin and jawline without going under the knife, Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore have aesthetic treatments worth considering. 

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure for naturally lifting and tightening the skin on the face, on the brow and under the chin. It has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive dermatological sculpting and lifting of the upper and lower face, neck, and décolletage.

The procedure works by using time-tested focused ultrasound energy that penetrates into the skin’s deeper layer (same layer treated during surgery). This helps trigger the production of new and healthy collagen. This then enables the skin to achieve a visible yet gentle lift over time.

You may be able to see an immediate effect after the procedure, but significant results appear over two to three months. Further improvements are visible up to six months after the treatment. It is advisable to make Ultherapy an annual treatment as a means of putting more collagen in your collagen bank.

You can check out our blog post to learn more about Ultherapy and what makes it a non-invasive face lifting procedure.

Dermal Fillers

At Cutis Laser Clinics, we have Juvederm Volux, an innovative injectable that can restore and create volume on the face. This structural chin filler contains 25mg of a manufactured form of hyaluronic acid (HA). It has a high elasticity and cohesivity that has been shown to be effective in the chin and jawline.

This filler can give you more sculpted chin and jawline that can last up to 18 to 24 months. There are instances where you may notice immediate improvement, but optimal results show within a couple of weeks. It is also good to know that Volux can moisturize the skin and help return its elasticity.

You may require more than one treatment to get the desired look. A consultation with a skilled aesthetic doctor can explain what you can expect from the procedure. You can also read our previous post to learn more about Juvederm Volux and how it can give you a more defined chin

Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

While Botox is more commonly known as a wrinkle treatment, it can also slim and contour your jaw. It offers a subtle improvement without the complications associated with surgical procedures. It is also good to know that it can help treat bruxism or teeth grinding. 

As a jaw slimming procedure, Botox is injected into the masseter muscles (the same muscles used for chewing). This blocks the activity in the muscles, causing them to shrink or relax. The result is a reduced square jaw appearance or a less masculine facial profile.

The whole procedure can be completed in as little as 10 minutes. Visible jawline slimming can be seen within two weeks, but full results can be seen at least 4 to 6 weeks. You can also combine Botox with dermal fillers to achieve your desired goals or optimal results. 

A consultation with an experienced aesthetic doctor will discuss your goals and the recommended dosage. You can learn more about Botox for jaw slimming by reading our previous post. 

Schedule a consultation today

You don’t necessarily have to undergo surgery to have a more contoured facial appearance. If you want subtle and natural-looking results, nonsurgical treatments are worth considering.

To learn more about these treatments, contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez. As a certified skin specialist, Dr. Sylvia will provide information about your options and design a treatment plan based on your goals.