The “V-shape” face is a facial appearance that has been popular in East Asian countries for many years. This look is achieved by having a narrow chin and jawline, and often includes a slightly upturned nose. In recent years, the Western world has also begun to embrace this look, with celebrities and everyday people alike seeking out ways to achieve a more V-shaped appearance.
One of the most popular methods of achieving a V-shape face is through non-surgical jaw reduction treatments. These treatments are minimally invasive, and can often be done in a single office visit.
The rage for non-surgical V shape face slimming treatments for a defined jawline is at an all-time high, with patients eager to achieve a more youthful and contoured appearance.
What are the Available Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction Treatments?
Non-surgical jaw reduction treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to improve the appearance of your face by reducing the size of your jaw.
There are main types of non-surgical jaw reduction treatments: dermal fillers, ultrasound energy, and botulinum toxin injectables.
High Frequency Ultrasound (HIFU)
High frequency ultrasound (HIFU) is one such treatment. HIFU uses high-frequency sound waves to target and shrink fat cells in the jaw area. The treated fat cells are then absorbed by the body and eliminated naturally. This can help to reduce the appearance of a “double chin” or “turkey neck.”
HIFU is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in an outpatient setting. There is no need for anesthesia or sedation, and downtime is minimal. It can be used to treat other areas of the face as well, such as the cheeks, forehead, and around the eyes.
This treatment is typically done in a series of treatments, and each treatment lasts for about 30 minutes. HIFU is a relatively new procedure, so there is limited data on its long-term effectiveness. However, it appears to be safe and has few side effects.
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical jaw reduction treatments for those seeking to achieve a V-shape face. Dermal fillers can help to slim and contour the jawline, giving you a more defined look.
There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market, each with its own unique benefits. Some dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that occurs in the body. This type of filler is often used to add volume to the face and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Other dermal fillers are made from synthetic materials, such as collagen or polylactic acid. These fillers can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to the face.
Dermal fillers are typically injected into the jawline using a small needle. The injections are usually well-tolerated and there is minimal downtime associated with this treatment. Dermal fillers typically last for six months to one year before they need to be injected again.
Botulinum Toxin (BTX)
Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as BTX or Botox, is a popular cosmetic treatment used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But did you know that BTX is also used for V shape face slimming procedures?
BTX works by relaxing the muscles in the treated area. When injected into the masseter muscle (the muscle responsible for chewing), BTX can create a slender appearance by reducing the size of the muscle. This can be especially helpful for those who have a “square” face shape due to larger masseter muscles.
In addition to reducing the size of the masseter muscle, BTX injections can also be used to slim down the jawline and create a more V-shaped face. This is achieved by injecting BTX into the platysma muscle, which runs from the corners of the mouth up to the jaw. By relaxing this muscle, the appearance of a double chin can be reduced and the jawline can appear more defined.
If you are looking for a more permanent solution, there are a number of surgical options that can be considered. These include jaw reduction surgery, chin implants, and cheek implants. Each of these procedures come with their own risks and benefits, so it is important to discuss all of your options with a qualified plastic surgeon before making a decision.
No matter what route you decide to take, there are a number of non-surgical and surgical options available to help you achieve the look you desire. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out which option is right for you.