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 that it can effectively augment and define the shape of the chin according to patients’ preferences.
What are the best dermal fillers for the chin augmentation?
While there are numerous fillers available on the market, some of them have been specifically formulated to augment the chin and jawline. One perfect example of an ideal filler is Radiesse. This bioresorbable, non-latex, and non-pyrogenic implant is designed with synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are reconstituted in gel carrier. This type of filler is distinguished for its superior biostimulating properties. Once injected into the chin, the filler not only augments the area, it also encourages the growth of new and healthier collagen fibres for a stronger skin structure. Another equally effective collagen stimulating filler is Ellanse, which contains polycaprolactone (PCL) as the active ingredient. Both of these brands are renowned for their long-lasting results, with clinical tests confirming their durability for about a year or more in most patients. Besides Radiesse and Ellanse, patients can also opt for cross-linked hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Perfectha Subskin. These implants will instantly augment the shape of the chin and jawline, with effects lasting for up to a year or more. Patients can receive maintenance treatments after this time or choose to undergo surgery for a more permanent solution.