Many people want that perfectly chiseled chin and jawline, but not everyone is willing to undergo surgical jawline enhancement because of the risks that come with it. Although chin and jawline fillers are the next best thing to chin augmentation surgery, patients still need to know a few things about the procedure to help them decide if it's the best treatment for them.
So what are the important things that patients know about chin fillers? Before getting dermal filler injections for the chin and jawline, patients should know how the treatment works, what results to expect, what side effects to be aware of, how to take care of the treatment areas, who the best candidates are, and how much chin filler injections cost.
According to the yearly Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the ASPS, soft tissue fillers remain one of the top minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the country with over 3.4 million procedures performed in 2020 alone. These injectable filler treatments are popular because of their versatility – a filler injection can be administered in different areas, like the recessed chin area.
A chin filler treatment might not sound as exciting as a lip filler or cheek filler, but it’s one of the best medical aesthetic treatments used for facial balancing. Non surgical chin augmentation procedures define the jawline and enhance the appearance of the lower face.
Liquid chin augmentation treatments use dermal fillers to reshape the area around the weak chin and jawline, resulting in an enhanced facial profile. Facial filler injections come in different types and brands, but most injectors recommend using a hyaluronic acid filler for chin and jawline contouring because it’s easy to control and apply.
Chin and jawline filler injections instantly restore volume around the recessed chin to make it appear sharper and stronger. They also reduce the appearance of sagging skin on the chin and improve this facial feature so patients can look younger even without cosmetic surgery.
The results of a chin and jaw filler treatment vary per patient, depending on the facial contour and shape they want to achieve. The entire treatment only takes less than an hour to complete and most patients return home after their appointment. Patients may also notice improvements on their chin and jawline right after the procedure, but the final results only show after a few days or weeks. This is because the chin filler takes some time to fully settle in the treated areas.
Although chin fillers are safe and effective for jawline contouring, they’re eventually absorbed by the body after several months. Repeat treatment sessions are recommended for patients who want to maintain the results of their chin fillers for longer.
The chances of developing severe complications or side effects after a chin filler procedure are significantly lower compared to chin implant surgery, facelift, or other surgical procedures. However, some patients may still experience mild but common side effects like:
These side effects usually subside after a few days, but make sure to call a doctor immediately if they worsen or persist for several days.
Anyone over 18 years old and with good overall health may undergo chin filler treatments for different reasons – correcting cleft chins, fixing facial asymmetry, reshaping recessed chins, and others.
Most chin and jaw filler patients are people in their 40s and 50s who want to reduce the appearance of jowls, saggy necks, and shrinking jawbones. However, younger patients are also becoming interested in chin fillers as preventative measures for the appearance of wrinkles and weak jawlines.
The average cost of chin fillers is around $750 to $1500. The exact price varies per patient because of the different factors to consider, such as the type of dermal filler used, the number of injections needed, the injector’s experience, and the location of the clinic or medical spa.
Since chin filler procedures are for cosmetic purposes, they’re not usually covered by insurance. Patients need to pay for everything out of their pocket, so some of them might be tempted to receive their treatments from sketchy providers who offer lower rates than normal.
If a chin filler treatment deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Chin fillers are safe, but serious complications may develop if the facial filler is administered incorrectly. Patients might end up spending more money on fixing a botched chin filler job, so make sure to find a trusted injector to safely perform the treatment for you.
Aftercare for chin filler injections is almost as important as the procedure itself. Taking care of the treated sites as they heal minimizes the risk of developing side effects while ensuring that the patient gets the best results. Here are some of the best aftercare tips to follow:
There are many types and brands of dermal fillers, but only a few of them are recommended for chin and jawline treatments. Here are some of the best facial fillers for liquid chin augmentation procedures:
Juvéderm is a collection of dermal fillers by Allergan that come in different formulations made for different treatment areas. They contain hyaluronic acid to naturally restore volume in the injection sites. All Juvéderm fillers have a smooth and gel-like consistency, but Juvéderm Voluma and Juvéderm Volux are the best picks for non surgical chin augmentation.
Both Juvéderm Voluma and Juvéderm Volux provide good chin and jawline contour when injected into the chin area. They also last longer than other HA filler injections on the market so they’re the preferred option for most patients.
Radiesse fillers are also another type of soft tissue filler for the chin. But instead of hyaluronic acid, these fillers contain calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a gel-like substance.
Radiesse fillers instantly restore volume in the chin, but they also stimulate the skin’s collagen production. This process allows the skin to retain the chin enhancement results even after the filler has been absorbed by the body.
Radiesse is one of the preferred types of facial fillers for chin enhancement because they last longer than HA fillers. It also takes fewer Radiesse injections to achieve the best chin augmentation results than hyaluronic acid fillers.
Like Juvéderm, Restylane is also a family of hyaluronic acid fillers with different formulas for various injection sites. Since the chin area is quite bony, fillers with thicker formulation work best for chin and jaw contouring.
Restylane Defyne is the FDA-approved Restylane filler for liquid chin augmentation. It also smooths fine lines and deep nasolabial folds in the lower half of the face for better facial enhancement results.
Restylane Lyft is commonly used for non surgical cheek augmentation treatments, but it also provides great results when injected into the chin area. This Restylane injection is thick but malleable, so it’s easy for injectors to adjust this filler and achieve the patient’s desired results.
Belotero is another type of facial filler that uses hyaluronic acid as its base for restoring facial volume and smoothing fine lines. It has a soft and gel-like consistency that’s easy to adjust and manipulate, resulting in excellent chin augmentation even without facial plastic surgery. Belotero is usually used for reducing the appearance of deep nasolabial folds, but it also works well for cheek and chin treatments.
Sculptra cosmetic injectables contain poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that restores facial volume in the treatment areas. It’s also a great option for softening the bony areas of the face, like the cheek and chin areas. Sculptra injections also boost collagen production, so patients can still enjoy the results of their chin filler treatments even after Sculptra is absorbed by the body.
While chin fillers are safe and effective for enhancing the appearance of the chin and jawline, they might not be the best treatments for some patients. If your provider tells you that chin fillers might not work well, there are other alternatives to try, such as:
Before trying any type of cosmetic treatment, patients must know everything about the procedure first. This allows them to create informed decisions about their bodies. At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we always make sure to explain how the procedure works to each chin filler patient.
We also answer all their queries to make them feel more comfortable before, during, and after the treatment session. Get the perfect chin and jawline you want by calling us today to book an appointment.