The chin—also known as the mental region—is the area under the lower lip, which includes the mandibular prominence. A well-proportioned chin and jawline contribute to the balance and attractiveness of a face for both male and female patients.
How is the chin augmented using dermal fillers?
Not everyone is born with naturally well-defined chin and jawline; some patients have less than desirable cosmetic problems in the mental region such as wrinkles, a shapeless jawline, and a lack of bone contour. These patients might require some help from the various types of aesthetic treatments available on the market. For instant results with very little downtime and lesser side effects, patients are encouraged to choose a procedure with dermal filler injections instead of chin implant surgery. This nonsurgical procedure can also be used a “trial run” for patients who are seriously considering surgically enhancing their chin. The chosen filler must be malleable enough so ...
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of naturally occurring molecule that is found abundantly in the human body. It is vital for maintaining the hydration status and lubrication in various bodily structures such as the skin, joints, and eyes. Due to its impressive hygroscopic property—one gram of hyaluronic acid can retain up to 6 litres of water—it is now a permanent fixture in innumerable cosmetic, skincare, and aesthetic medical products.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid for eyes?
Besides applying it on the face to moisturise the skin, HA can also be used in and around the periorbital area for a rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal Fillers: A lot of patients develop small wrinkles—also known as crow’s feet—around the eyes. Though these lines are sometimes considered attractive, some patients may still be bothered by the wrinkles. Patients can easily correct these wrinkles erased using hyaluronic acid-based fillers. These f ...
What is Monovisc?
Monovisc is a single-treatment orthopedic implant that is made of highly viscoelastic and non-animal hyaluronic acid. This is a product of Anika Therapeutics, an American pharmaceutical company that is renowned worldwide for their revolutionary hyaluronic acid-based products. Each box of Monovisc is supplied with a single 4mL syringe preloaded with 22mg/mL of cross-linked sodium hyaluronate injectable gel, some patient record labels for traceability, and package insert. The intraarticular implant had been processed to resemble closely the physical properties and actions of the synovial fluid in the synovial joints. It is then used to alleviate painful and uncomfortable symptoms associated with osteoarthritis like stiffness, and pain.
What is Orthovisc?
Also designed by Anika Therapeutics, Orthovisc is a viscous and sterile mixture that is formulated using animal-based highly-purified hyaluronan. A box of Orthovisc is packaged with a single 2mL syringe that is pr ...