Wondering how to start the New Year looking sharper despite the year-end feasts and celebrations? Try getting a chiselled jawline.
In building a status, a sculptor doesn’t keep adding clay to his subject. He keeps chiselling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction. – Bruce Lee
A well-defined jawline is a quintessential part of a handsome chiselled male face. However, an over-indulgent diet and lack of regular exercise combined with aging can lead to a blurred and poorly defined jawline.
Typically, the root problems with a less than masculine jawline often result from double chin, chubby cheeks, saggy skin and loss of jaw bone. Thus, the words of the legendary Bruce Lee simply hint to the fact that most of the time, our better selves are revealed with targeted removal of the nagging “obstructions” which disguise our aesthetic perfections.
The following multi-dimensional medical aesthetic treatments can tackle the following issues with minimal pain or social downtime:
- Non-surgical fat reduction using US FDA-approved cryolipolysis devices, like Coolsculpting, can be applied to the double chin area. Results are visible after 1 treatment. This procedure usually takes less than 45 minutes.
- Following which, the skin tightening of the lower jaw and chin can be achieved using micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation like Ultherapy®. The micro-focused ultrasound energy is targeted at the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer to stimulate collagen production. The SMAS layer is the same layer of the skin that is targeted in a surgical facelift. This procedure can be completed in less than 45minutes.
- Lastly, injectable dermal fillers in the form of hyaluronic acid (like Belotero®) and calcium hydroxyapatite (like Radiesse®) can improve the shape of the jaw by adding structural volume. The injections can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
Without the stigma and more importantly, long recovery times resulting from plastic surgery, these medical aesthetic treatments can be combined in one sitting to achieve faster results in a shorter period of time without revealing you’ve had anything done. That said, you should expect some social downtime, typically 1-3 days, before you look your statuesque best.
Text by Dr Justin Boey, Aesthetic Doctor.