Keep that Chin Up!

Facial Contouring while Enhancing the Chin.
Your chin helps define your overall facial shape at any age.  Anatomically, the chin is the front portion of the jaw bone (mandible) and the main determinant of lower face definition. A person’s face is viewed as well-balanced when the forehead, nose and chin make up equal thirds of the face from the front view. The chin serves a crucial role in balancing the overall aesthetic appeal and has a primary effect on the perception of whole facial features. When filler is the applied treatment there is more possibility for contouring and facial definition with a personalized injectable plan. 
What does this have to do with the effects of aging on our face? 
Well as we lose collagen & bone in our faces due to aging, everything begins to change.  The young youthful “upside down triangle”, right side up.  Showing a sagging in the lower face and deficit in our temples.
  • 1) Loss of fat causes the chin to become smaller in size.  
  • 2) Bone resorption causes the chin to become smaller, regress and lose projection.  
  • 3) The mentalis (Latin for chin) muscle acts like a “chin strap” that acts to elevate and protrude the bottom lip, creating a “pouting” appearance.   
Because the mentalis muscle attaches to the skin, it can also cause an “orange peel” or dimpled appearance of the chin skin. When the muscle is too strong or tight it can also decrease chin projection.
Chin augmentation with fillers is one way to address this issue. It provides instant results, no surgery, and no downtime. Dermal fillers (I like Juvéderm Voluma and Radiesse) can be injected in key points to add volume beneath the skin and modestly enhance chin and contour the jawline. Results are temporary, but long lasting (about 12 to 24 months).
The chin is a feature of the face that provides symmetry and balance to the rest of the face. Here’s just a few benefits from a non-surgical chin enhancement:
  • Balanced facial profile
  • Filling in the uneveness (hills and valleys)
  • Filling in the mental crease (the line under the mouth)
  • Extending out the chin (improving the loose skin under the chin)
  • Enhanced and defined jawline
  • Lower lip support
  • Lengthening of the face
A little love on the chin and your overall face is always a good option. 
Want to learn more about a personalized injectable plan just for you? 
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