Are you considering chin filler as an option to enhance your appearance? If so, you’re not alone. Chin filler is one of the most popular procedures performed today. But what are the benefits of chin filler and what can you expect from the procedure? In this blog post, we’ll explore those questions and more. So, if you’re thinking about getting chin filler, keep reading!
What is chin filler and what are the benefits of using it
Chin fillers can be used for non-surgical augmentation and contouring of the chin. Optimising the chin with dermal fillers helps to create definition in the lower third of the face especially from a profile view. The chin is a central pillar of the face and needs to be in proportion with the lips, nose and jawline to give an aesthetically pleasing profile.
At Boss Injectables, we use a hyaluronic acid filler for contouring the chin. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and wears off over time. We can use it in a variety of ways across the face to achieve the desired look.
As we age, bone reabsorption occurs, causing the chin to retract backwards, the fat pads descend causing jowling, and we lose all structural support in the lower face. We also lose collagen and elastin in the skin and the downward pull of muscles strengthen giving the appearance of a sad and grumpy face. This can all be improved with the use of dermal fillers in the chin area.
How to determine if you are a good candidate for chin filler
Chin fillers are recommended to both male and female, younger and more mature positive agers. For the younger client it may be the case of improving the side profile or the lip/chin ratio. We may need to reshape a weak or receding chin, improve chin dimpling, or correct a cleft chin (aka bum chin). Male clients may wish to create a wider-set or more masculine or chiselled chin while our female clients may wish to elongate the chin for femininity. For the more mature client they may require chin filler for anti-ageing.
The procedure for getting chin filler injections
Before we begin, we take your full medical history, discuss your concerns and complete a thorough assessment of your face. We will then discuss your treatment options, costing and answer any questions you may have. We will take photographs for our records and also for you to look back on and compare results after the treatment. We will then discuss possible side effects and risks and complete a consent form with you.
After thoroughly cleansing the face we will mark up the injections points and prepare your filler. Our registered cosmetic nurse will then inject the area using a needle and/or cannula depending on the desired outcome. The placement of the injections will vary depending on your facial shape and the look you are trying to achieve. The treatment only takes around 10-20 minutes depending on how many mls you require. We will then discuss aftercare and answer any further questions.
Recovery time and expected results from chin filler injections
After chin fillers, you should ensure you remain upright for the next 4 hours and do not apply any pressure to the treatment area. Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for 4 hours. It is also important to avoid microdermabrasion, laser or chemical peels for 2 weeks. It is best to avoid excessive heat or cold, strenuous exercise or alcohol as these activities can increase your risk of bruising.
Under manufacturers guidelines and past experience, we generally see chin fillers last between 15 and 24 months. This varies between individuals depending on their metabolism and lifestyle factors. Due to the type of dermal filler used in the chin we are able to achieve better longevity than that seen in the lips. We recommend attending a consult after 12-18 months to discuss re-treatment to maintain desired results.
Risks and side effects associated with chin filler injections
There are a few possible side effects post treatment including redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness and these usually resolve within a week or so. It is also possible to get some small lumps, these should resolve after a few weeks. There is a rare possibility that a small blood vessel could get blocked causing pain, coldness, numbing and discolouration to the site, if this occurs you must contact the clinic immediately and return for dissolving of the filler. If you have any concerns, please contact us for advice.
Costs associated with chin filler injections
At Boss Injectables, chin fillers are $479 per ml. Commonly the chin will require multiple ml’s to get the desired result, that is why it is important to have a complimentary consultation and discuss a treatment plan that you are happy with.
Why choose Boss Injectables for chin filler
Chin filler injections are a great way to add definition and contour to the chin area. If you’re considering getting chin filler, be sure to book for a consultation so our team can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Recovery time is typically very short, and most people see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their chin following treatment. So don’t wait any longer – give us a call today to schedule your appointment!