A strong chin is an important element of an attractive face. An ample chin can add definition, help create symmetry and bring balance to facial features.
Chin augmentation can change the contours of your chin through the injection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, as well as the strategic use of Botulinum Toxin.
This fillers add volume under the skin making the chin appear more prominent or increase its definition, whilst the use of muscle relaxants like Botulinum Toxin can relax certain muscles around the chin.
Chin enhancement can subtly change the appearance of the chin area, or indeed create dramatic changes in structure an prominence if required. It can make the chin appear more chiselled-a common request from male patients- or create stiffer contours.
Candidates for chin augmentation treatments are adults who want to change the contours of their chins. Whether your chin has become less prominent as a result of ageing or weight fluctuations or has asymmetries you would like to correct.
Some patients undergo this treatment as a way to predict the potential results of a more permanent surgical procedure of chin augmentation without having to commit to surgical change permanently.
‘Double Chin’ Treatments
No matter how toned, sculpted and thin you may be, the double chin, turkey neck and jowly jawline can’t be corrected without the help of a medical aesthetics professional. In the past, anyone who wanted to rid themselves of any double chin fat would require a liposuction procedure, and turkey neck or hanging jowls would require a lower facelift or neck lift surgery by a plastic surgeon.
Numerous factors can cause a stubborn double chin or turkey neck. These include genetics, sun exposure, changes in weight, gravity, and the aging process. We have little or no control over them.
Today, non-invasive cosmetic techniques available to contour your chin and tighten your neck without the risks of surgery are now available. Melt the fat; freeze the fat; shrink the skin; lift the skin. They all make promises, but not all treatments are equal effective. Effective treatments include
• Muscle relaxing injections like Botox®