Chin Filler

The chin helps to shape the face and, along with the jawline, provides definition and contour to the lower third of the face. It also provides the bony support for the tissue under the chin. For those who have a receding chin, it can give the impression of a shortened face in profile and fullness under the chin. Chin augmentation using dermal fillers can help to create a strong chin and strike a visual balance between the forehead, nose and chin.

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PROJECTION OF THE CHIN

A weak chin (also known as retrusion of the chin) can give the impression of a shortened face in profile and fullness under the chin. Strengthening the projection or vertical height of the chin will support these soft tissue structures allowing for a more defined and balanced shape to the lower face. 

SHAPE

The ideal contour of the chin, for a natural effect, is one that is defined and blends seamlessly with the jawline. However, there are some gender differences that we aim to achieve to give the best aesthetic result. Men will typically have a more squared contour to the chin apex, whereas women will typically have a chin contour that comes to a finer point

SYMMETRY

It is very common for one side of the chin bone to sit lower than the other. This asymmetry can be evened with dermal filler. 

SMOOTHING OF SKIN

One of the facial muscles that lie within the chin affects the skin of the chin area and can cause a dimpling effect (also known as pebble chin). This is often more pronounced when the lips pursed together. A combination of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax the muscle and smooth the overlying skin.

ANGLE OF THE CHIN

As we age we loose bone mass and support in the chin and jawline. This causes an upturning of the chin and a downturning to the corners of the mouth. Overall, this can give the impression of looking sad. Using dermal filler to provide support and structure to the chin, we can reverse these changes leading to a happier and more well rested appearance.

Dermal filler FAQs

What is dermal filler?

Dermal filler is a soft gel-like material commonly made from hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in our bodies. When injected under the skin, fillers instantly create volume, suppleness and smoothness. There are different forms of dermal fillers which we use for different treatments – firmer fillers are used for creating shape and structure, whereas softer fillers are used for skin hydration and blurring fine lines.

How long will it last?

Dermal fillers will last anywhere between 6-18 months depending on the location of the filler, your metabolism and the type of filler used.

Pain relief during procedure

Dermal fillers are considered to a relatively low-pain procedure. Depending on the area being injected (such as the lips), you may be treated with a numbing gel so the injections are as comfortable as possible. Some kinds of dermal filler contain local anaesthetic, which takes effect as soon as the injections are performed. The injections themselves usually only feel like a slight pinch or sting.

Possible side effects

In the right hands, dermal fillers are a very safe and effective treatment. While there’s no downtime after the procedure, you will likely experience some swelling and redness that will subside over the coming days. Discolouration, bleeding or bruising is also common. If incorrectly injected into a blood vessel, fillers can cause more serious complications, but knowledge of facial anatomy and expert injecting techniques heavily reduces the risk. In the rare event of incorrect filler placement, the filler can be immediately and safely dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase.

Recovery

There is little downtime associated with dermal fillers, which is one of the reasons why it is such a popular treatment! Some bruising or swelling may be present, but this will disappear in the days following the procedure. Panadol will help alleviate any lingering pain.

Aftercare

After your filler treatment, do not apply makeup or lipstick for four hours afterwards. For the next 24 hours, avoid exercising, and do not swim for the next week. We also recommend avoiding alcohol for 24 hours after your fillers, as it can increase the chance of bruising.

Cost

At Ascension, we tailor our treatments to match your facial structure and desired outcome. Since we don’t use a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, pricing can differ depending on the unique treatment plan we create during your consultation. For a pricing guide, please click here.

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