There’s no denying the power of a strong, well-defined chin to balance the face. Unbeknownst to many, the bottom third of the face plays a significant role in overall harmony, balance, and facial features. The chin should project out from the face to achieve facial harmony and aesthetic attractiveness since it is the basis of facial balance. Simply enhancing the chin can bring all other facial features into better proportion. Chin filler can help enhance these features.
Augmenting the chin with filler is a relatively fast, non-surgical chin way to temporarily improve the shape, size, and overall appearance of the chin. Strategically placing filler into the chin helps to balance the chin and, therefore, the jawline, neck, and face (overall). Fillers can also help with receding chins, weak chins, small chins, double chins, recessed chins, and other chin-related issues due to the bone structure.
In the past, the only way to achieve a better-looking chin was with a chin implant and other super-invasive surgical procedures. But thanks to modern-day fillers, all that is changing, and a balanced chin is easier to achieve than ever before. In addition, fillers can be used for more subtle enhancement, and although they aren’t a permanent solution, they are one of the top chin-defining treatments of the moment.
But how can you know which is right for you with so many different injectable products? No need to worry—keep your chin up. We’ve got you covered.
How do I know if I need filler, Kybella, or both?
Filler and Kybella have two different purposes but can be used together. Both fillers and Kybella can help slim, define, and augment the chin area. And one hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane Defyne, is FDA approved for chin augmentation and correcting mild to moderate chin retrusion. In studies, it had significant chin projection for up to one year. But besides Defyne, we can use any hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler in the chin.
Thicker fillers, like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, work best in the chin and give the most projection and elongation when used on the bone.
Kybella works better for debulking the area under the chin where fat accumulates, resulting in a double chin. Made of deoxycholic acid, Kybella is FDA-approved to melt fat under the chin to give a slimming effect to the underside of the chin and the neck and enhance the profile. Using Kybella to dissolve fat under the chin can also make the chin appear more pronounced. Unlike fillers, the results of Kybella are permanent, but it can take a few sessions and up to six weeks after each treatment to see the results.
There are also longer-lasting semr0permentnet fillers like Sculptra, which uses collagen-building abilities to provide longer-lasting definition. Sculptra stimulates collagen production and helps to fill the area even after the product breaks down naturally. In addition, Sculptra is not reversible, unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which are dissolvable with hyaluronidase.
Lastly, in some patients, Botox can help improve the chin. By weakening the muscles that can pull down on the chin, a few injections of Botox (often done in tandem with filler for the best results) can help add definition and prevent a pebbled-looking chin, plus it will create more of an ideal heart-shaped face.
Are the results immediate?
Yes! The wonderful thing about injecting filler into the chin is that the results are immediately visible. However, it is common to experience minor bruising and swelling for about one week after fillers, which can skew the results. But overall, there’s no significant downtime. You will want to avoid irritating or manipulating the area and refrain from exercise and alcohol for 24 hours. It is also advised to sleep with the head of the bed elevated for the first few nights following the injections.
If you are unhappy with the results, we can reverse any hyaluronic acid filler used in the chin. Hyaluronidase can also be used to reverse prolonged bruising, swelling, bleeding, poor results, or filler migration.
Will there be any scars?
There are zero scars with a non-surgical chin augmentation using filler because no incisions are made like chin implants and genioplasty procedures.
However, it’s essential to have a consultation to determine that you are an ideal candidate for filler and not something like a chin implant. Those best suited for this treatment want a less invasive solution to correcting a small or weak chin or noticeable facial asymmetries. We do not recommend chin fillers for pregnant or breastfeeding women or anyone allergic to lidocaine or fillers themselves.
Remember that scars equate to more permanent results, and since the filler is being used here, the results will typically last between nine and 12 months, depending on the filler used. All results require regular upkeep procedures to maintain the desired results.