Chin Augmentation

At times nature betrays us giving us a recessed small chin, unproportional to our facial contour. In the past implants were the main source of support but these can give an artificial look to the area, with poor appeal to the patient. Much more natural is to fill up and forward with a filler that will accommodate to the chin’s movements with speech. Implants are a lifeless plastic that sits under the skin, often noticeable post procedure. More and more patients are opting for simpler more natural alternatives.

The are of the chin is afflicted by a condition called Peau d’Orange or orange peel skin. Many tiny dimples are produced by the abnormal contraction of the mentalis when people speak or gesture, seldom seen at rest. Overstimulation of the mentalis muscles can be subdued by 2 small injections of Botox or Xeomin, at the origin of the muscle. The intent of the procedure is to relax contraction for a smooth skin surface. Dermal fillers are not needed for this situation. 

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In addition the are of the chin is afflicted by a condition called Peau d’Orange or orange peel skin. Many tiny dimples are produced by the abnormal contraction of the mentalis when people speak or gesture, seldom seen at rest. Overstimulation of the mentalis muscles can be subdued by 2 small injections of Botox or Xeomin, at the origin of the muscle. The intent of the procedure is to relax contraction for a smooth skin surface. Dermal fillers are not needed for this situation.