With chin fillers, you can achieve a slimmer V-shaped face, add projection to a retracted chin, and improve your overall facial proportions.
The chin filler treatment is a non-surgical clinic-based procedure performed by a certified doctor who injects dermal fillers into the chin. It is sometimes performed concurrently with jaw or jawline fillers.
The chin filler treatment is a minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery chin implants. It can help create the illusion of a “slimmer” v-shaped face, add projection to a retracted chin, add broadness to the chin especially for men, and improve the chin contour for an overall more aesthetically balanced facial proportion. Plus, with a more projected chin, the double chin fats become less apparent.
Because the chin plays an important role in whether a face is “appealing” or not.
The chin is often described as being “strong” or “weak”, the meaning of which sometimes transfers onto the owner of the chin.
An “ideal” or “attractive” face, while very subjective, usually means a balance of facial proportions; a harmony between the forehead, cheekbones, nose, lips, and chin viewed from the front and the side profile of the face – also known as the “Golden Ratio”.
Chin fillers offer patients a minimally invasive way to achieve facial balance by augmenting the chin. Plus, it gives patients visible and immediate results with just 1 session.
And when performed by a doctor familiar with the procedure, results can look natural, with little to no risk of scarring, and with minimal to no downtime.
Generally, there are two types of fillers used for the chin: hyaluronic acid-based (HA) fillers and non-hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Almost all HA fillers are temporary, and most non-hyaluronic acid based fillers are semi-permanent.
The following are common temporary and dissolvable HA fillers used for the chin in Singapore:
The following are common non-hyaluronic acid semi-permanent fillers used for the chin in Singapore:
While technically there isn’t a “best” filler for the chin, there are fillers that are more suitable than the others.
Suitable chin fillers have 3 main characteristics:
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we prefer to use the Juvéderm VOLUX chin filler. This is because of its high “G prime”, high cohesiveness, and features Juvéderm’s patented VYCROSSⓇ technology that provides a high number of cross-linking between hyaluronic acid molecules for results that can last up to 24 months.
Upwards of 2ml of fillers, depending on how much projection and augmentation is required.
Suffice to say, the chin is one of the few areas that Asians probably require more fillers compared to other areas treated with fillers.
Plus, Asian men also typically need a higher amount of chin fillers compared to their female counterparts.
This is because in order to achieve a masculine chin and jawline, more fillers are required to sculpt and broaden the chin.
Comparatively, as Asian women prefer to achieve a slim, V-shaped face, chin filler is typically only required to add some chin projection and definition.
Juvéderm VOLUX filler for the chin lasts for up to 2 years (24 months).
The longevity of fillers depends largely on the cross-linking of the filler in question. Juvéderm VOLUX uses Juvéderm’s patented VYCROSSⓇ technology that has a high number of cross-links between hyaluronic acid molecules.
Juvéderm VOLUX chin filler starts from $800 per 1ml syringe. This adds up to at least $1,600 for chin filler treatment for women, and from $2,400 for men.
After you’ve been assessed by the doctor to be suitable, the doctor may make markings on the treatment area. This is a plan to guide the doctor.
Unlike the nose, the chin has fewer nerve endings, which makes for a relatively comfortable filler treatment process. Typically, no topical anaesthetic is required.
The doctor will perform the chin filler treatment via 1 to 3 injection points.
Often, the chin filler treatment is performed together with jawline filler. This ensures that both areas form a smooth and defined lower facial line. This prevents your chin from jutting out like a sore thumb or a “witch’s chin”.
After injecting, the doctor then carefully moulds the filler to achieve a natural-looking result. You will see immediate improvements from the chin fillers.
No, most patients find chin filler treatments to be well tolerable.
Compared to the nose, lips, or eyes, the chin is not a very delicate area, and typically does not require prior numbing.
Plus, most fillers already contain the anaesthetic lidocaine, which improves the comfort level during treatment.
There may be some sensation or mild discomfort as the needle initially enters your skin. But following that, the treatment is tolerable and has minimal pain.
During the treatment, patients describe the feeling as akin to a dull ache as the filler is injected into the chin area.
Post treatment, it can feel like there’s something foreign in your chin. This is perfectly normal. Over time, this sensation goes away as the filler integrates into your chin and jawline.
Post-treatment, makeup can be applied if desired. You are free to return to your daily activities after.
There is minimal to no significant downtime with chin fillers. However, as with any procedure involving needles and injections, there may be some small prick marks left at the injection sites. These can be easily camouflaged with makeup and will fade away in a day or two.
Some patients may also experience temporary redness, bruising, and swelling in the area. These will also resolve on their own in a few days’ time.
There are little to no side effects with chin filler treatments. Side effects, if any, are usually associated with injection treatments such as redness, bruising, and swelling. These will dissipate in a matter of days for most patients.
Other risks are either rare or theoretical in nature, such as:
Only when performed by an untrained person. The same can be said for any medical treatment.
Because the chin area does not have any major facial arteries, there is little to zero risk of vascular occlusion that is sometimes associated with filler treatments.
What goes wrong, if any, is usually the over-filling of the chin area with fillers. This results in an unsightly chin appearance that is either disproportionate to the rest of the face, or makes one look like a “witch”. This can be easily reversed by dissolving the filler with hyaluronidase.
We recommend that patients avoid alcohol for the day of treatment itself. Strenuous exercise should also be avoided for at least 7 days after treatment.
We do not recommend massaging or excessively touching the treatment area for at least 2 days after treatment.
Any healthy adult looking to improve your chin contours and overall facial aesthetic, all without the downtime, risks, and complications that surgery entails.
It is suitable for patients who want to see some degree of chin augmentation, but are not ready for surgery, or for those who want to see the results of an augmented chin before committing to a plastic surgery.
The following circumstances may prove unsuitable for chin fillers:
Yes! For many female patients, the goal is to achieve a V-shaped slimmer face. To do this, Botox jaw slimming can be done along with chin fillers for a more pronounced result. Other treatments such as jaw or jawline fillers, HIFU, also help to define the jawline and sculpt the lower half of the face for a slimmer V-shaped face.
For men, Botox jaw slimming can also be performed concurrently to achieve the slimmer jawline similar to that of male K-Pop stars. HIFU, jaw or jawline fillers also help give the jawline more definition.
[21 Mar 2020] Written by Dr. Kelvin Chua
Dr Kelvin Chua started his surgical training in Australia, teaching for several years in the hospitals, and spent time in dermatology and surgical rotations.
Over the course of 15 years, Kelvin has since performed more than 1,000 successful cases of liposuction procedures and Botox and filler treatments under his belt. With a keen interest in non-invasive facial contouring and lifting techniques as well as liposuction for body contouring procedures, he also performs HIFU, Thermage FLX, Fractional CO2 laser, Radiofrequency, hair loss management & treatment, as well as moles and lumps removal.
With a strong passion for inspiring others through teaching, Kelvin is a motivational speaker at Republic Polytechnic, an appointed trainer for aesthetic institutions and cosmeceutical companies, and is a mentor to aspiring aesthetic doctors.
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