This Popular Injection Sculpted My Jawline—and It's Not Kybella

When you’re a beauty editor, the words Botox and filler become a part of your everyday vernacular. It’s just a part of the job. If you’re not going under the needle yourself (in the name of research, obviously), you’re definitely interviewing experts about the process to get all the latest information for your readers. Personally, I’ve always fallen into the camp that believes getting Botox, filler, and other in-office treatments can be empowering and there shouldn't be any stigma around talking about the "work" you’ve had done. If a smoother forehead or more defined cheekbones can make you step a little lighter and help you feel more confident, why not be open about discussing it with those around you? I just never thought fillers were something I'd ever consider for myself until I met Lauren Pack, who runs GoodSkin Clinics with her sister, Lisa. Bear with me because I’m about to sound really vain.

In my mind (and even after writing multiple stories on the subject), fillers were something people considered if they wanted to add more volume in areas of their face. My round, orb-shaped face was doing just fine in that regard, thanks. One area of my face that I have thought about in the past is my jawline. When Kybella came out, I was curious if it could give me the hyper-sculpted jawline of my dreams, but the multiple treatments required, post-recovery swelling, and lack of guarantee it would even work prevented me from giving it a try. So imagine my surprise when I met Pack at an event, and she took one look at me and told me everything I wanted to hear: Apparently a slimmer, more defined jawline could be mine by simply adding filler. This was the first I had heard of jawline filler, and I was shocked and intrigued that something so non-invasive could possibly help me get the sculpted chin of my dreams. I made an appointment with her immediately.

Disclaimer: Voluma and Radiesse have been approved by the FDA to smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Check with your dermatologist or practitioner to discuss off-label uses.