woman with dimpled chin

(Botox for dimpled chin is the solution if you pout, sulk and scrunch your chin up frequently. Credits: dailymail.co.uk)

Sure, it looks cute to pout when you’re in your teens until you need Botox for chin by age 40 if you keep it up.

But how exactly do you end up with a chin that looks like you can do the laundry with? Read on to find out.

What Is A Dimpled Chin?

A dimpled chin is characterised by the lines and divots formed on the chin when the mouth moves. In advanced stages, these can appear even when the mouth is stationary.

golf ball chin

It’s also known as golf ball chin.

How A Chin Develops Into One

A dimpled chin can appear as a result of the natural aging process, where fat is lost in and around the chin area.

In younger people, it appears as a result of overactive chin muscles; specifically the mentalis muscle. When the mouth moves in certain ways, say a pout, sulk or smoke, the muscle pulls the chin up, creating a cobblestoning effect.

So what can you do to prevent or treat a dimpled chin? Let’s find out.

Treatment for Dimpled Chin

First and foremost, the overactive mentalis muscle should be addressed to minimise its effects on your chin. This will greatly prevent the signs of chin dimpling even as you age.

Botox, as a neuromodulator, can help relax the muscle. It does so by blocking the nerve signals in the muscle, softening the muscle’s “flex”, and thereby preventing the dimples from forming on the chin.

This should be done carefully by an experienced doctor so that the Botox does not interfere with your mouth functions.

Treatment of dimpled chin with Botox typically requires 5 to 10 units of the drug for the average patient. This will vary by the individual and brand of botulinum toxin used.

Sometimes, Botox alone may not be sufficient, especially in more advanced semi-permanent cases. This is when fillers can be added to the treatment mix to resolve this.

With fillers, the doctor injects the non-permanent material with a flexible cannula, laying down a smooth layer in the chin. This fills up the spaces created from fat loss, leveling and pushing out depressions and lines on the chin.

You are free to return to your daily activities as per usual immediately after the treatment. However, you will be advised to abstain from alcohol on the day of treatment.

If you’re unsure of which method you want to pursue, schedule an appointment with SL Aesthetic Clinic. We’ll do a thorough analysis and give you personalised options that could include chin fillers or other skin tightening treatments in Singapore. If you’re not ready for injectables, we also have other treatments like non-surgical facelifts in Singapore that’ll alleviate your problems.

How Soon Will I See Results?

As Botox requires time to work on the muscle, results will not be immediate. You can see better results after 10 to 14 days.

With fillers, you will see immediate improvements.

How Long Do The Results Last?

Botox and fillers are not permanent treatments; the former can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months, while the latter can last anywhere from 6 to 9 months.

Results will still vary by the individual and product used. Treatments can be repeated once the results have worn off.

[12 Jan 2021] A blog post by Dr. Gabriel Wong

Medical Aesthetic Doctor

Dr. Gabriel Wong – Photographer Enthusiast
MBBS, Singapore

Having graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine – Dr Gabriel Wong worked in several hospitals in Singapore where he honed his medical acumen.

Fate was at work when he met Dr Kelvin Chua, which sparked his interest in aesthetic medicine.

Growing from strength to strength under the tutelage of Dr Chua, Gabriel developed an eye for detail and beauty – perfectly in tune with aesthetic medicine, a confluence of art and science.

He applies this in a range of non-invasive procedures such as Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation (Dermal Fillers with the Cannula Method), skin rejuvenation with lasers (Fotona5D Laser Lift), and effective acne and acne scar treatments (Fractional CO2 Laser, subcision).

In his free time, Gabriel loves to travel in search of that perfect snapshot. His works of art have won praises by many patients.


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