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Radiesse vs Artefill for Jawline Contouring

August 18, 2008
Dr. Rivkin,

I have had great experience with Radiesse in scuplting the jawline, especially the jaw angles. Up to now, it has been thre most reliable filler for creating a sharp jaw angle. It has great thickness much like paste, but doesn't seem to last long enough.

I have heard that you are a fan of Artefill.

However, in an earlier post on here, you mention that for BONE CONTOURING, such as the jawline, jaw angles, or cheek bones, you prefer RADIESSE ?? Is this true, in terms of your opinion ?

The reason ARTEFILL seems interesting is that it's permanent. Can it match or surpass RADIESSE in terms of CONTOURING of the BONE STRUCTURE in the face, in areas such as the jawline, jaw angle, and cheek bone / malar area ?

yeah, i've used both radiesse and artefill for the jawline and i have better results with radiesse. the line is sharper and the effect is more predictable with radiesse. i think that you should continue with radiesse for now, until a better permanent filler comes on the market (which should be within the next 6 months or so).
in a pinch, i will use artefill for these areas, but i will make sure that the patient knows that i cannot get the same sharpness, and they will have to come back for multiple touch up sessions as the artefill builds up.
hope that helps

12 thoughts on “Radiesse vs Artefill for Jawline Contouring”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Female-47 years old-I have a very small, narrow face, fortunately, with little wrinkles-yet. I would look more attractive with fuller, rounder cheeks. What is your opinion of cheek implants vs. artefill injections?

  2. Dr. Alexander Rivkin says:

    i think that injections for cheek augmentation is much cheaper, easier and more natural looking. i would do radiesse for now until a better permanent filler comes out. you want to do a temporary one first anyway to make sure you like it. i rarely recommend doing a permanent filler right off the bat.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i am a 39 year old female with a pretty face but not a defined jawbone. i wouldn’t say a double chin, but almost like a turkey neck. Can your radiesse procedure create the defined look, or do i need surgery?

  4. Dr. Alexander Rivkin says:

    depending on how much skin laxity you have you would be best served either by a radiofrequency procedure (for mild loose skin) or surgery (for anything else). i often get good results with mild skin laxity using thermage, but not always. if it is to the point where there is an area that wobbles like a turkey, surgery would be your best bet.

  5. diana says:

    hey i am 21, female i need a little bit extra definition to my jaw bone. From the side it looks fine but from the front my cheek bone looks a little larger so to harmonize the two features i would like a little extra on my jaw area. Will radiesse do the trick?

    1. Dr. Rivkin says:

      yes, radiesse should do the trick, if done carefully by someone experienced

  6. Chris says:

    HI Dr. Rivkin!
    I’m making an appointment for non-surgical noose job soon, I already talked with Karen haha.

    Anyways, I was wondering if you also use Sculptra for the nose.
    Just wondering because I heard Sculptra lasts longer than Radiesse, but still isn’t permanent.

    Please lemme know, thanks!

    1. Dr. Rivkin says:

      i dont usually use sculptra, even though it lasts longer.
      the results are not as good
      but if radiesse goes well, then artefill is permanent

  7. chad says:

    Any news/progress on a permanent filler yet for jawline? Thanks :)

    1. Dr. Rivkin says:

      Not yet. Artefill is OK, but not a great choice for the jawline – too soft. I will announce any news.

  8. Katelyn says:

    Hi Dr. Rivkin
    I’m a Asian and I had jaw reduction years ago, which I really regret now. My jaw line becomes weak and the two sides don’t look balanced. also i have double chin as i turn 35. I really miss my natural angle before! will a filler help improve this?

    Many thanks!

    1. Dr. Rivkin says:

      hi katelyn,
      yes, i certainly think that fillers can help. feel free to contact us and i can take a look.

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