Voluma® XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging, taken in Dr. Zuckerman’s office in New York City. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.
Downtime / Recovery
Some patients experience slight redness near the injection sites along the jawline immediately post-treatment. There may be minimal bruising as well, but both of these effects generally resolve within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects with his techniques, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.
Required Level of Skill
Medium: injection of dermal fillers in this area itself is not particularly difficult. However, it is important to apply the product uniformly such as unsightly bulges or lumps are not created. Dr. Zuckerman is an expert in this area of anatomy as a board-certified plastic surgeon who also performs surgical rejuvenation to solve more severe forms of jowling. He will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.
Level of Discomfort
None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.
Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this remains so in the case of jawline injection. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness along the jawline is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.