A small chin and weak jawline often result in facial imbalance that results in a less attractive and weak appearance.
Written by Dr De Silva
Filler to the chin and jawline may provide more facial balance and harmony. Chin deficiency is usually apparent on looking at a person’s side profile, where the chin should align with a vertical line drawn through the philtrum (junction between the nose and upper lip).
At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we use fillers and chin implants to enhance facial balance and proportions. In addition, there can be additional changes in the chin accelerated by ageing, including a more prominent chin crease below the lips caused by tissue loss and sagging skin. This can lead to more sagging skin, resulting in a dimpled appearance of the chin or a ‘witchy chin look’.
Weak chin and facial imbalance
Natural-looking results achieved with the Phi Golden Radio and using longer-acting HA-fillers
Practitioners with facial expertise administer gold standard FDA-approved fillers with the cannula ‘no-needle technique’
Lasts from 12-18 months (exact duration varies from person to person)
Quantity dependent, average quantity 1-2 vials of filler
Mild redness, swelling for 1-5 days. Bruising is rare and infection very rare
Most patients return to normal activity the next day
Fillers to chin & lips, skin rejuvenation
We offer long-term surgical enhancement (chin implant)
Chin fillers provide the face with improved proportions and define the jaw so that facial features are in better harmony. It can be done non-permanently with the use of fillers or more permanently through surgery with a chin implant, but this involves downtime with bruising and swelling up to six weeks after treatment. Chin fillers offer a non-invasive, non-surgical chin augmentation treatment that’s quick, safe and effective for a natural, balanced aesthetic appearance.
Our results are entirely natural-looking as we take a conservative approach to create a natural augmentation of the chin and jawline. At the forefront of research into facial beauty, our clinicians are highly-skilled and sought after for their expertise, appearing in mainstream media publications and on national television.
We apply the Phi Golden Ratio (used in Da Vinci’s Renaissance paintings) to the human face to assess balance and guide us in our treatment recommendations and apply the principles of facial balance to our beautification technique.
Each facial characteristic determines where the filler should be placed and it is difference on male and female faces. Whereas filler tends to be focused along the cheek in women, it is mainly along the jawline and chin in men.
We keep discomfort to a minimum by:
Our combination of treatments are safe and long-lasting and geared toward a natural rejuvenation.
As fillers have become more popular, they have reached new levels of safety and quality. However, there are some products that have higher risks in both the permanent and semi-permanent fillers which can have long-term repercussions. Thus, our fillers are Gold standard, FDA-approved and hyaluronic acid-based, which is found naturally in the body and doesn’t post any biocompatibility issues.
Additionally, some highly marketed products have shown little in the way of results, including Ultherapy, Thermage and thread lifts and so we do not offer these treatments.
We may recommend that individuals with marked recession of the chin may be better suited to surgical correction, such as with a chin implant.
This mostly depends on the viscosity of the product that is used and your own individual bodily response to dermal fillers. Here at The Harley Street Face Clinic, we use only clinically-proven and approved dermal fillers, for longer-lasting results and a natural look. Expect your chin and jawline enhancement results to last anything between 8 and 24 months, after which, you can return to the clinic for another treatment.
Dermal fillers for the chin and jawline will instantly create a scaffold effect for the skin as well as lift areas that need to be supported. They are injected into the underlying skin tissues and are then moulded to the desired shape.
They can create more definition and over time will assist with the general tone and hydration of the skin tissues, due to the hyaluronic acid which is present within the dermal fillers that we use here at The Harley Street Face Clinic. We have a customised technique that uses two different types of filler to enhance the jawline and chin to improve the shape. This enhancement is more natural as the shape and consistency simulates bone, unlike softer fillers.
At The Centre we are also able to advise on long-term solutions such as a chin implant that require no-ongoing maintenance.
The results will be seen Immediately as the dermal filler will physically lift and support the tissues of the skin and help to create a more pleasing shape to your chin and jawline. There may be some slight swelling, immediately after your treatment which can mean that your true results might take a few days. Dermal fillers can take up to 2 weeks to fully settle in and this is typically when optimum results can be experienced. After such time, you may wish to return to the clinic for a top up or any re-balancing or tweaking which might be required.
The longevity of your results will mostly depend on your individual response to dermal fillers and how quickly your body will metabolise the product injected. Some lifestyle factors are also linked to the longevity of results (such as smoking, excessive sun exposure and weight loss or gain). Dermal fillers for the chin and jawline tend to be longer lasting as they are more viscous and contain a cross-linking agent, which stabilises the product and makes it ‘thicker’. You may find that a chin and jawline enhancement using dermal fillers can last anything up to 12-18 months.
You might experience some slight swelling, tenderness and in some rare cases, bruising following your treatment, as this is a procedure which uses a needle or cannula. However, this will ease in a day or so and will not prevent you undertaking your normal everyday activities or going to work. Aftercare will include avoiding saunas, hot baths, steam rooms and excessive exercise for 24 hours post-procedure, as well as avoiding rubbing or touching the area for as long as possible. It’s important to be careful with your face after any cosmetic treatment and to use facial products that are approved for post-procedure care, such as mineral makeup and gentle facial cleansers.
In extremely rare cases, there can be an allergic reaction to the product. This tends to happen however when the treatment has been administered by non-medical professionals using counterfeit or ‘cheap’ dermal fillers and who are not properly trained. At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we only use FDA approved, tested and proven dermal fillers, renowned for their safety records, their purity and their stability and all our practitioners are medically qualified and fully trained to administer dermal fillers safely and effectively. More often, some slight swelling, bruising and tenderness may be experienced for 24 to 48 hours after your dermal filler treatment, but this is very normal, as any injectable treatment using a needle or cannula is creating a trauma to the skin. Therefore this response is very common and nothing to be concerned about. You can ease any swelling, bruising or tenderness by using an ice pack or arnica gel.