Advertorial: The Secret to a Sharper, Chiselled Jawline with Restylane Lyft™

03 Apr 2019

The secret to a sharper, chiseled jawline with Restylane Lyft™ with aesthetic practitioner and A&E consultant Dr Paul Baines

Have you seen a rise in the number of people looking for work on their jaw?

Definitely. I’ve been working in facial aesthetics for more than ten years and we used to find that people were looking to fill wrinkles, but in the last two years the demand for facial contouring and sculpting has really grown. There are two features on the face that people notice first – the eyes and the mouth. I recommend treating the chin or jaw as they frame the lower third of the face, but the treatment is much subtler and less noticeable than treating the lips or around the eyes. The posterior aspect of the mandible, the cheek and the chin are very effective anchor points to lift the face and provide structural support.

Do you have a product that you recommend for sculpting the chin and jaw?

I use Restylane Lyft™ for 95% of my work on the lower face. I really like Galderma’s patented Non-Animal Stabilised HA (NASHA™) technology as it provides maximum lift and precision. I like the sharpness of the high G prime. Occasionally I’ll use Restylane Defyne™ from Galderma’s Optimal Balance Technology (OBT™) range as the smaller particle size gives me flexibility, particularly when treating women.

Restylane has the broadest range of dermal fillers, so I can tailor the treatment to each patient and it’s important to me to have a dermal filler I can trust.

What are your tips for sculpting the lower face?

  • Assess the upper two thirds of the face first, as the temples, preauricular region and cheeks may need to be treated first
  • Make sure you are aware of the key safety points, especially the positioning of the facial artery and the parotid gland
  • Treat progressively – the angle of the mandible, then the chin and finally the peri-jowl area
  • Use a product with a high lifting capacity, predictable results and robust clinical data

How long do you find each treatment lasts?

The results can last up to 12 to 15 months depending on the patient and the treatment provided, but I often ask people to come back at three months and six to nine months for assessment.

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