August 15, 2021
As we age, our facial shape changes, including the chin. The chin can dramatically affect the appearance of your profile. It helps provide a harmonious balance with other structures of the face, and creates a balance with the nose, definition to the neck and jawline, and a visual distinction between the face and neck. A non-surgical chin augmentation can restore balance and bring a more aesthetically pleasing symmetry and shape to your facial features.
Do you think that your lower face or chin is too small or set back? Try the pen test. Hold a pen vertically going from the tip of your nose to lower lip to your chin. The ideal chin is only a few millimeters behind the pen. If the pen is any farther back, you may have chin retrusion, or weak chin projection.
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If your chin lacks desirable projection, there are several non-surgical options to help improve the chin’s appearance. Dermal fillers like Restylane Defyne, can be injected on top of the chin bone to add downward and outward projection to the chin. Dermal fillers can also be used to provide smooth transitions and contouring to the rest of the lower half of the face.
If you are also concerned about double chin volume or fat, Kybella can be used in conjunction with chin augmentation fillers. Kybella is specifically designed to dissolve fat in this area, and can help create stronger jawline definition.
Finally, if you are looking to soften a “square shape” to your face, Botox or Dysport can help. Your jaw contains powerful masseter muscles that help you talk and chew. Expertly placed Botox or Dysport can be used to help relax and soften this muscle, resulting in facial reshaping. Softening this jaw muscle can help men or women achieve a more tapered and slender jawline.
Chin augmentation is a popular form of facial rejuvenation to strengthen and reshape a weak chin, jawline asymmetry, and double-chin. Using the FDA-Approved dermal filler Restylane Defyne for chin augmentation in adults with mild to moderate chin retrusion, you can achieve more projection without the risks or downtime of more permanent change like a chin implant surgery. Furthermore, Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Restylane Defyne are also dissolvable, so if you’re unsatisfied with the results of your chin fillers, one of our injectors can easily dissolve the filler in the office at any time.
Actual patient before and 1 week after treatment with 3mL of Restylane Defyne in the chin.
The duration of the filler depends on the patient and the filler used. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural occurring substance in the body which breaks down over time. Most patients continue to enjoy their results more than a year after injection. All patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary.
During your consultation, our experienced nurse injector will perform a history and physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for non-surgical chin augmentation. Eligible patients will review the treatment plan, goals and expectations. Patients can elect to have same-day treatment with injectable fillers to improve projection of the chin.
Before your injection, numbing creams will be applied to the chin to reduce any discomfort. Our skilled nurse injector uses precise placement to help you achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
It is important to follow all post-treatment care instructions and follow up with us if you have any questions or concerns.
Like any other facial feature, your chin comes in various shapes and sizes. If you are looking to create improved facial harmony with chin enhancement and improve the overall balance with other facial features such as your nose, neck, and cheeks, please contact Guerra Plastic Surgery Center at (480) 571-7625 to schedule your consultation.