If you look in the mirror and aren’t happy with your chin or jawline, you may consider chin fillers for a more balanced facial profile. When administered by an experienced injector, dermal fillers applied to the chin and jaw can help you achieve the contoured look you’ve dreamed of, slimming your jawline or making it more pronounced, depending on your requirements.
If you’d like a more defined jawline without the need for cosmetic surgery, chin filler treatment could be an excellent option for you. Below, we’ll answer all your questions about chin fillers, from how chin augmentation works to how much it costs and the kind of results you can expect. Read on to learn more about chin fillers and how they can improve facial symmetry.
Non-surgical chin augmentation is a simple facial contouring procedure carried out using dermal fillers. These are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is used to reshape and mould the jawline for an attractive and more balanced appearance. HA is a gel-like substance similar to the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid found in your body. We use HA dermal fillers to “fill” shallowness and imperfections in the chin area or reshape the jaw, helping you get rid of your double chin or achieve the contoured jawline you desire. Sometimes all that is needed to slim the face and achieve natural-looking results is a series of Botox injections in the jawline.
There are several reasons why someone might want to alter their jawline with chin fillers. For women, a stronger chin can be achieved by increasing the height, width or projection, improving facial proportions and making the face appear slimmer. For men, a more masculine, defined jaw can be achieved through jaw filler treatment by balancing height and width and injecting dermal filler into sagging jowls.
Chin fillers can be used to restore volume and sculpt the jawline while also smoothing out the skin and ensuring a more youthful appearance. Whatever look you want to achieve, we can discuss whether it’s possible at your free consultation and answer any questions you may have about chin augmentation treatment.
The results of a non-surgical chin augmentation will vary depending on your face shape and your goals for the procedure, but this non-surgical treatment can significantly improve overall face shape without the need for surgery. Looking at the side profile of the face as well as the front and along the neck, a medical professional will assess your specific requirements and decide on a treatment plan that works for you. To ensure optimal results from chin filler injections, your cosmetic doctor will look at facial symmetry, one of the most crucial aspects to consider when enhancing parts of the face. Dermal filler can correct asymmetrical features by adding volume, shape and contouring.
Chin filler treatments are personalised to provide the ideal lift and volume for your face. This non-surgical alternative to chin implant surgery is commonly used to treat the following:
• Treating an undefined or “weak” chin
• Tightening the skin around the chin and jawline
• Increasing projection of the chin
• Adding contour to the jawline
• Improving facial symmetry
• Softening a cleft chin
• Adding structure to the lower face
• Reducing the appearance of sagging jowls
• Minimising the appearance of a double chin.
Although chin filler treatments focus on one area of the face, they can dramatically impact your appearance as a whole. You’ll notice a significant difference before and after chin fillers, with this procedure helping patients achieve a rejuvenated yet natural new look. If your chin and jaw are areas that bother you, this dermal filler treatment could restore confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Chin augmentation typically takes around 30-45 minutes, making it a quick and straightforward alternative to traditional chin implant surgery. First, your face is cleansed and a topical anaesthetic is applied to help numb the injection sites. This is followed by chin filler injections administered with small needles by medical professionals. As there is no need for hospitalisation, the patient experiences minimum disruption to their day and can return to their usual activities immediately afterwards.
There is minimal disruption to your schedule when you receive jaw fillers, and you can even get straight back to work if you’d like. Patients may experience slight bruising and puffiness around the injection site after the procedure, but this will settle down within a day or so. It won’t be long before you’re admiring your brand new facial enhancement.
While the procedure doesn’t take long, there are a few special considerations to consider. In the days leading up to your chin treatment, you should be careful what medications you take, including the use of NSAIDs. It is not recommended to take these or aspirin within two days of a chin filler procedure. Alcohol should also be avoided the day before treatment and for two days after. Hot environments like saunas should be avoided for two weeks after the treatment, and you should also avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following a chin filler procedure. These are minor lifestyle adjustments to ensure the safety and success of your dermal filler treatment.
Two weeks after the dermal filler procedure, you’ll be invited back for a follow-up appointment to discuss the treatment and examine your results. The doctor will check how the chin filler has settled and give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns that you might have. If you’re interested in further non-surgical cosmetic procedures, this is also an opportunity to discuss any other treatments that would complement your new look. As dermal fillers are not a permanent solution, you will need to top up your chin fillers in time — most patients come in for a top-up once a year.
The results of this procedure show immediately, so you can instantly start getting accustomed to the new you. Unlike some other non-surgical procedures, you’ll get to see the change right away, but give it a week or two to experience the full effect.
As this is a non-surgical alternative, the results will last up to 18 months depending on several factors like genetics, metabolism and lifestyle. It can be an ideal way to see the effects of a change to facial aesthetics without committing to a permanent change. After the dermal fillers begin to dissipate, you can decide if you want to opt for something more permanent or continue with a top-up procedure to refresh your jawline.
The cost of the treatment will vary slightly dependant on the results that you want to see and how much filler is needed to achieve your desired results. At Harley Street MD, our chin augmentation procedure starts at £350. The doctor will take the time to understand what you want to achieve with your new look and will then give you a cost based on this.
If you want to know more about our chin augmentation procedure, get in touch with us at Harley Street MD for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced consultants will guide you through the process and answer any questions that you might have.