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Botox VS Dermal Fillers for the Chin: Which is the Better Treatment?

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Many patients prefer injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers instead of surgical procedures to address their aesthetic concerns. Botox and dermal fillers are both FDA-approved, and because they're minimally invasive, they carry few health risks compared to undergoing surgery. But between these two injectables, many patients would still wonder which is the better procedure for enhancing the chin for a more chiseled and youthful appearance.

So which is the better injectable treatment for the chin between fillers and Botox? The better non-surgical option for your chin depends on your aesthetic goals. Injectable fillers enhance your facial features by adding volume to the chin, resolving double chin and addressing weak chin issues. Botox is the right treatment for you if your problem is facial wrinkles or the wrinkling or dimpling of the chin. For more significant results, you can combine these two effective procedures.

Comparing Botox and Dermal Fillers for the Chin

Some may find the chin to be a subtle part of the face, but undergoing chin enhancement treatments can make significant improvements to your facial features. It makes the face look skinnier and proportionate, showcasing further the high points of your face.

Aside from receiving implant surgery, Botox and dermal fillers are some non-surgical treatment options to consider. Between the two cosmetic procedures, the better solution for your chin depends on your aesthetic goals or the problems you want to resolve about your chin. They differ on how they work, what patients can expect, and the cost.

Aesthetic Goals

Dermal filler treatment and injections of muscle relaxers or Botox are effective solutions for the skin. But choosing the better option will depend on your aesthetic goals.

Chin filler injections are more suitable for patients wanting to make their chin look plumper to improve the shape of the face, making it look flatteringly elongated and slender. It reduces the appearance of the double chin by adding volume to the chin, resolving your weak chin, as well.

Hyaluronic acid filler is the substance plastic surgeons usually use, which is the base of brands like Juvederm Volux, Restylane Lyft, and other thicker fillers. This type of filler can hold your desired shape very well when injected and leave you with a firm volume. Because of this added plumpness, it also reduces the appearance of loose skin.

Botulinum toxin type A injections are more suitable for patients wanting to resolve the wrinkling or dimpling on their chin. The wrinkles at the chin are called dynamic rhytids, which means they've already taken different shapes because of the muscle movement under the skin. It also smooths out the deep wrinkles on or near your chin like the smile lines and marionette lines.

How They Work

Botox and dermal filler injections work differently, which may also be a factor if you're considering the better procedure for you. Facial fillers are gel-like substances that add volume when injected into the soft tissues and/or boost collagen production, depending on the type of filler used.

Botox injections can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles at the chin or rhytids, marionette lines, and smile lines by relaxing the overworked muscles responsible for these cosmetic concerns. When injected into the muscle tissues, botulinum toxin will prevent excessive movement of the face, leaving you with tighter skin and a more flattering chin.

What to Expect from Results

As we've mentioned, dermal fillers can make your face look more slender and balanced, showcasing your facial contours and features. On the other hand, Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dimpled texture on your chin.

Both of these solutions are temporary, making some patients with jitters from cosmetic procedures more reassured about receiving the injectable treatments. The results of dermal fillers may last for 1 to 2 years, depending on the brand of facial fillers. On the other hand, your muscles will stay relaxed as an effect of the botulinum toxin for 3 to 6 months.

Your muscles would also be safe because Botox doesn’t cause muscle damage. Serious adverse effects are pretty rare for these two treatments and may only happen at the hands of an inexperienced injector.


Facial fillers are more expensive than Botox. For your chin augmentation, you would need about 1 to 2 syringes of dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers suitable for this procedure have close price ranges – Juvederm Volux and Restylane Lyft cost around $600 to $800 per syringe, while Restylane Defyne costs $550 to $1100.

Botox is priced per unit – you would need around 3 to 6 units to resolve your dimpled chin. The price of this injectable costs around $10 to $15 per unit.

These prices differ depending on your location and the aesthetic clinic you’ll be receiving these treatments from.

Dermal FillersBotox
Aesthetic GoalsAdds volume to the chin to resolve weak chin

Reduces the appearance of a double chin

Makes the face look more slender and contoured
Reduces the appearance of dimpled wrinkles

Smooths marionette lines and smile lines
How They WorkAdds volume

Boosts collagen production
Relaxes the muscles to reduce excessive movement that causes lines and wrinkles
What to Expect from ResultsLasts for 1 to 2 yearsLasts for 3 to 6 months
Cost1 to 2 syringes needed per treatment

Juvederm Volux and Restylane Lyft: $600 to $800 per syringe

Restylane Defyne costs $550 to $1100
3 to 6 units needed for dimpled chin

Botox: $10 to $15 per unit

The Best Chin Enhancement Treatments by Dr. Lanna

botox vs chin fillers treatment

The better injectable treatment for you will depend on your aesthetic goals or what you need. If you want to add volume to your chin for more balanced facial features, dermal fillers might be what you’re looking for. Botox will be the right choice if you want to remove wrinkling and dimpling on your chin.

Botox and dermal fillers don’t interfere with each other’s effects, so you may actually receive injections for both treatments at the same time. But this might have more risks than getting each separately, so ensure seeking your procedure from an experienced injector like Dr. Lanna. We commit to keeping all our patients more than happy with their results while ensuring their comfort and safety as well. Schedule a consultation with us today for your chin enhancement treatment.

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