Have you ever envisioned yourself with a more aesthetically pleasing chin profile but hesitant about surgical implants? Now you can say goodbye to a weak or asymmetrical chin without the stress and expense of surgery. Currently, chin fillers offer a non-surgical option to enhance and define the shape of the chin. Fillers can also be used for reconstruction in cases involving birth defects or trauma-related incidents.
The procedure uses dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is present naturally in the body. Fillers of stiffer consistency such as Voluma or Restylane Lyft are injected to the chin in a procedure that can be done in 45 minutes. Typically, one or two syringes are used; but this is variable and dependent on your aesthetic goals.
Being biocompatible, it is safer than surgery because unlike artificial implants, allergic reactions, rejection or side effects are extremely rare and there are no complications arising from anesthesia to worry about.
It is comfortable, lasts from 8 -18 months and has little downtime – if at all. Reactions are minor and tolerable; mild swelling, redness or bruising may be experienced but these resolve in a few days and do not affect the overall results. How long it lasts largely depends on one’s metabolism and more can be injected safely. The best part about it is that results are immediately visible!