Chin Filler & Shaping

Chin Fillers, At A Glance

  • Best ResultsImmediate
  • Treatment RecoveryNil
  • Procedure Time20 minutes
  • Skin SpecialistDermatologist, Nurse Injector
  • Duration of Results24 months to 3+ years
  • AnaestheticNumbing in filler
  • Back to WorkImmediately
  • Cost$$ to $$$

Chin Filler & Shaping

The chin is the focal point of the inverted triangle of beauty. It is the most important feature of the lower one third of the face, tying in the jawline. Subtle improvements with volume & contouring can balance facial harmonics, sharpening the jawline, reducing jowls & laxity in the neck area.

FactsFacts on chin shaping

  • The chin is integral to facial aesthetics
  • Tiny tweaks in this area can make a significant difference overall
  • Chin projection is best seen on the side or obliquely
  • Fillers & muscle relaxants are reversible no downtime procedures
  • Chin liposuction can define the chin & jawline areas
  • HIFU & RF energy devices can tighten the chin- jawline areas
  • Treatments are painless & take minutes to perform

Why is chin shape important?

The chin is the focal point of the inverted triangle of aesthetics. Ideally, females have a gradual taper that is proportional to the nasal alar. On the side profile, the chin should have enough projection to enable a straight line to be drawn from the nasal tip, lip & chin.

By lengthening & projecting the chin, I am able to enhance the shape of the face. For patients with a round face, adding volume in the superior-inferior plane (up & down), one can subtly elongate this axis. Chin enhancement can also provide traction for the jowls & sagging neck in more mature patients.

Concept of balance. The current trend is adding volume to cheekbones, resulting in a strong & projected middle third of the face. This often further highlights the weaker lower one third. With injectables, I am able to enhance or soften the chin area, depending upon the aesthetic needs of the patient.

What can dermal fillers do for the chin?

Dermal Filler can be used to define the chin, jawline & jowl area, lessening the weakness of a weak chin. Chin filler can lengthen and enhance one’s lower facial appearance creating a more balanced profile. Fillers can deliver subtle results, or dramatic improvements in people with weaker profiles & features.

What types of fillers do I employ for this area?

Hyaluronic acid & collagen stimulating fillers. These fillers can give lift & structure to the surrounding areas. My choice is a cohesive filler that has been shown to last up to two years or more in clinical studies. These fillers appear smooth & natural when placed in the chin, jawline or jowl areas.

How long do dermal fillers last?

18 to 36 + months depending on the type of filler used. Collagen stimulating fillers tend to last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers. Longevity will also depend on your metabolism.

Davin’s take on chin shaping

The use of injectables, both dermal fillers & muscle relaxants can soften, strengthen & enhance the chin area with no downtime. The chin forms the apex of the soft inverted triangle of the face, tying in the jawline & jowls. It constitutes the important ‘lower one third’ of facial rejuvenation. 

By minor corrections in height & projection we can change the overall profile of the face. One of the biggest mistakes I see in aesthetic injections is that too much emphasis is placed on the middle one third, namely the cheek area. This results in ‘shelving’, namely when one smiles the upper cheek is almost shelf like. Fill with proportions, do not neglect the jawline & jowl areas.

Chin & jawline contouring also has a dynamic effect on the jowls. If you have lower face laxity, try this test to understand the importance of traction. Place a finger below your earlobe & traction backwards. Place another finger on the lowest point on the central chin. Again, traction backwards. See what happens to the jowls? Traction & displacement of these areas can markedly improve the jowls & marionette lines, without adding volume (& weight) to these areas.

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