Aesthetic Medicine – September 2015
In treating the jawline, especially with dermal (HA) fillers, much focus has been placed on the chin, the pre-jowl area, the jowl and the angle of the mandible (gonial angle), in order to help restore facial shape and proportions. However, an essential part of the jawline, the obscure post-jowl “area 51 of the face”, is often considered too dangerous to treat, or simply overlooked.
Historically, there has been a shift in focus involving noninvasive treatments from specific areas such as the frown, nasolabials and marionettes to a more holistic approach. Present techniques involving botulinum toxin type A (BTA) and HA fillers aim to restore facial shape and proportions rather than just treat facial lines and wrinkles.
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