The chin is a telltale area of ageing, especially in women of middle age and above. Loss of deep supporting fat here, combined with gum recession and loss of bone, impacts the lower face causing a puckered or pouty chin.
The chin crease below the lips is also caused by tissue loss and sagging skin. And, in our fifties, the mentalis muscle becomes hyperactive to compensate for sagging skin, resulting in a pebbly or dimpled appearance of the chin for a ‘witchy chin look’.
Chin augmentation gives the face proportion and defines the jaw so that facial features are in harmony. It can be done through surgery, but this involves downtime with bruising and swelling up to six weeks after treatment. Instead, there is a non-invasive, non-surgical chin augmentation treatment that’s quick, safe and effective for a natural, balanced aesthetic appearance.
*Reviewed by Dr Tracy Mountford Medical Director, MBBS MBCAM
For minor or less severe irregularities of the chin, or for jowls, a pointed witchy chin or a double chin, we offer dermal fillers as chin augmentation treatment options.
We only use the safest, most effective FDA-approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic: Juvederm and Restylane. These are clear and high quality hyaluronic acid gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin for a lifted and contoured look that can smooth lines and wrinkles and improve facial proportions.
Hyaluronic acid volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin which gives the skin a refreshed, more rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the face that occurs as we age, which often contributes to the sag and jowling. Strategic and skilful placement of filler can lift and support the face naturally with no need for a surgical procedure. Chins can be remodelled and given more definition.
We may recommend a combination of treatments to reduce the chin fat as well as to tighten the area along the jaw and under chin. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
The difference is noticeable immediately.
Chin augmentation treatment can have long lasting effects for 9-12 months. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected. Our medical practitioners are highly skilled and precise; you should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.