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Chin filler is a nonsurgical procedure that alters the contour and definition of the chin. It involves injecting temporary dermal fillers, which are gel-like substances, into the soft tissues of the jaw. These fillers can create a stronger jawline, making the face appear more youthful, and add more definition between the face and neck.

There are different reasons for chin filler injection:

  1. Strengthening and Defining the Chin: Chin fillers can add volume to a weak or receding chin, helping to create a more balanced facial profile.
  2. Improving Facial Symmetry: If one side of the chin is less developed than the other, fillers can be used to create a more symmetrical appearance.
  3. Adding Proportion: For individuals who feel that their chin is too small in comparison to other facial features, fillers can help achieve a more harmonious balance.
  4. Contouring the Jawline: By adding volume to the chin, fillers can also enhance the definition of the jawline.
  5. Restoring Structure: As we age, we lose bone and soft tissue in the face, including the chin area. Fillers can help restore this lost volume and provide a more youthful appearance.
  6. Changing Contours: Fillers can be used to alter the shape of the chin, such as softening a cleft chin or creating a more pointed or square shape, depending on personal preference.

Types of Fillers: The most commonly-used injectable fillers for nonsurgical chin augmentation are hyaluronic acid fillers, which include Juvederm series like Voluma and Volux, Restylane, and the teosyal collection. Other options include Radiesse, which have a high lifting capacity and are suitable for augmenting the centre of the chin.

Dermal fillers used in the chin are generally considered safe. However, like any injectable filler, they can have potential side effects. Common side effects are usually not serious and tend to resolve within a week or so. Here are some common side effects near the injection site that are mild and usually go away within 1 to 2 weeks:

  • swelling
  • redness
  • pain
  • bruising
  • rash
  • itching

Type of fillers

Many dermal fillers can add volume to the chin. This can help strengthening and augmenting the chin and achieve more defined and pointed chin.

  1. Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Teosyal)– is a naturally occurring substance found in various parts of the human body, including the joints, eyes, and skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid offers a solution to this, providing immediate enhancement by increase the volume of the chin area.
  2. Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)– is composed of small calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a soft gel matrix. It is a harder filler and can provide a more pointed chin.

What long does the results last?

Dermal fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from 9 months to two years before needing to be redone.

What is the procedure like?

  1. The area to be injected will be numbed using anaesthetic cream.
  2. Doctor will cleanse the area well with disinfecting solutions to insure there’s no makeup or bacteria sitting on your skin.
  3. Doctor will gently insert the needle or cannula into the chin area and slowly release the substance from the syringe into the chin. You may feel a brief stinging or pinching sensation when the needle goes in.

What is the aftercare that I need to be aware of?

  1. Don’t sleep on your chin or put any pressure on them for a few days after your injections. Sleep on your back with your face up.
  2. Don’t do any intense exercise until about 48 hours after the procedure.
  3. Don’t drink any alcohol until about 24 hours after the procedure.
  4. Try not to touch your chin until any pain, swelling, or discomfort has passed.

How often do I need to repeat the injection?

Depending on the type of filler injected, they typically last for 9 months to 2 years. You may have to repeat the inject before all the filler is gone.

Contraindications to filler injection to chin area?

  • The treatment is generally not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Patient with systemic illness or bleeding disorder
  • Patient that are allergic to ingredients of the filler products

How much does chin filler cost?

Price would depend on the type and amount of filler used. Please contact us if you want to have more information.