Jawline contouring is a procedure Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) performs daily alone or as a part of the “mini facelift” procedure. The treatment uses threads and filler to correct the pre-jowl sulcus and oral area.
Depending on the case, Dr. Kamal usually inserts between 2-6 threads on each side. The choice between PDO and PCL thread depends on the patient’s budget. The PCL threads are more rigid but last longer and are more expensive. The threads are loaded on a blunt cannula, about 21g and 10 cm long. The fillers of choice for the jawline contouring are something of a higher consistency, such as Juvederm Vulox, Revanesse Shape +, or Restylane Volym. Dr. Kamal might decide to inject Botox into the DAO muscle to reduce the resistance.
Side effects of jawline contouring
The main side effects to be expected are bruising and swelling, which lasts up to 4-5 days but varies with each person, depending on their skin type.
The treatment results in tighter skin, a more defined jaw, and less saggy skin in the jowl area. The results last between 6-12 months
Inserted below are before and after pictures that were taken a few weeks apart. You can see an immediate change right after the procedure, and they only get better over the next two weeks.