Last updated November 2021
What is a non-surgical chin augmentation?
It is a cosmetic procedure where injectable dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid are used to add definition to the chin or lower jawline, smooth out wrinkles and fill in fine lines. The procedure can also help project the chin and relax the mentalis muscle, which is responsible for the upward and inward movement of the chin.
The non-invasive procedure can soften a chin cleft, and improve the shape and forward protrusion of the chin. The treatment has minimal pain and discomfort with results seen instantly, revealing a balanced profile, stronger chin and eliminated creases under the lip area.
Benefits of chin filler
- It is a non-surgical treatment, with minimal risk and little down time.
- Provides quick results, allowing you to feel more confident after the treatment.
- Your chin will be reshaped in a way that suits your profile best.
- The augmentation allows the chin to be strengthened, and can prevent signs of premature ageing by preventing lines from occurring.
- Chin enhancements can help balance your facial profile and improve facial symmetry.
Who is the best candidate for chin filler?
The treatment is suitable for men and women over the age of 18, looking to define their jawline, fill in lines and wrinkles and overall strengthen their chin. The ideal candidate should have no health conditions or allergies, is a non-smoker and in general good health. Smokers take longer to heal, whereas non-smokers have a higher long-term success rate with dermal fillers.
It is a good option for those who have one or more of the following concerns:
- Thinning cheeks caused by loss of volume
- Uneven shaped lips
- Lines around the nose and mouth
- A receding chin
- Slight nose deformities
- Sagging skin below the chin or jawline
It is also important to note that dermal fillers are a temporary improvement to your appearance. They can last up to two years and create substantial changes without undergoing surgical procedures.
What does the procedure involve?
The chin filler procedure is similar to other dermal fillers, as they are performed by experienced professionals, and require little down time.
First, your practitioner will disinfect the skin in the injection area. They will apply a topical anaesthetic or inject the anaesthetic before beginning the treatment.
For the duration of the procedure, you are allowed to sit up as your practitioner injects the filler, and you will be asked to remain still. Several injections will be made in the chin and jawline.
Afterwards, your practitioner may want you to return for a follow-up visit and additional injections until desired results are achieved.
Overall, chin filler treatments take 30–60 minutes to perform, including preparation time.
Post treatment recovery
After the chin enhancement treatment, you may have minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites, which is quite common with all dermal fillers. Typically, these issues resolve themselves within a few days.
With chin filler injections, there is no real recovery time. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities, heavy physical activity and direct sunlight within the first 24-48 hours after getting the treatment. Blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) should also be avoided as they may increase bleeding. Do not touch the injection areas, ensure the treatment areas are clean and try to minimise any pressure to the chin to avoid displacing the filler.
How soon will I see results?
With dermal filler injections, the results are instantaneous. With natural swelling occurring, it’s likely you’ll see more volume right after your chin injection. Within a few weeks, the final results will be evident once the swelling has disappeared.
Results vary as they depend on the amount of filler, your anatomy and how your body reacts.
The chin injections results are temporary and can last up to two years.
Non Surgical Chin Enhancement Case Studies
This patient presents with concerns about the size of her chin in comparison to the rest of her face (nose/cheeks). 1.3mL of Radiesse was injected into the chin area, and this improved the forward projection of the chin, and helped balance her chin with her nose. Also it improved the appearance of the under chin area by pulling up the fat and skin there.
This patient had concerns about the size of her chin. The enhancement improved the forward protrusion of the chin and helped balance the overall appearance and shape of the chin.
Possible side effects
As with any dermal filler, there are a few temporary side effects with very low risk, which tend to occur around the injection area. Common side effects include:
Less common side effects include:
- Filler leakage at injection site
- Granulomas – inflammatory reaction to the filler
- Nodules around the injection site
- Injury to the blood vessels
- Movement of filler
- Blindness – when the filler gets injected into an artery, which blocks blood flow to the eyes
- Tissue death – due to blocked blood flow
If you experience pain, numbness, vision changes, or signs of a stroke following your treatment, notify us immediately.
How much does chin filler cost?
The cost is per syringe and the number of syringes required will vary based on where the client starts in terms of chin anatomy, and depends on how big of a change they would like to achieve. The cost starts from $875 for 1ml.
See current filler pricing.
Is chin filler treatment painful?
Chin fillers are typically not very painful. Each of our fillers include a local anaesthetic that helps minimise any minor discomfort. Numbing cream is also available if you are extremely nervous.
How long does non-surgical chin enhancement last?
Chin enhancements can last up to two years. Touch ups may be required every 6 months initially and after the first couple of treatments, this can be spaced out to about once a year.
How much filler do I need for the chin?
Typically people require 1-2 syringes containing 1ml to achieve natural looking results. Ultimately, it will depend on your desired outcome, our expert team can assist in selecting the appropriate amount to achieve optimum results.
Chin augmentation technique and aesthetics
Chin enhancement with dermal fillers should be performed with proper technique and aesthetic judgement;
Technique – Either a cannula or needle can be used to administer dermal fillers to the chin area. Cannulas are more suited for the sides of the chin, with an advantage of reducing the risk of puncturing a blood vessel, causing bruising or more severe complications. Cannulas can be difficult to pass through the chin as it has a blunt tip. However, needles are better suited for the centre of the chin, as the chin is a fibrous and muscular area, needles can pass through with ease. In many cases a combination of both are used to achieve the best outcomes.
Aesthetics – Ideally, when looking at the profile view, the bridge of the nose should be in line with the front edge of the chin. The key to chin enhancement is to achieve this balanced profile. Dermal fillers can be used to project the chin forward to match the projection of the nose bridge in this position.
Video case study – chin, cheek, forehead enhancement
Dr. Sara Mullen performs dermal filler to overall enhance this patient’s appearance, and as a part of this, enhances the projection of her chin.
Why choose Victorian Cosmetic Institute as your provider of chin fillers?
At Victorian Cosmetic Institute, our team of doctors and nurses have been helping our clients in Melbourne, achieve their desired aesthetics for over 15 years. We have extensive training in injection techniques and specialise in non-surgical and non-invasive facial shaping, and apply these procedures in the utmost safety to achieve the best results for the client.
With a large range of dermal fillers for you to choose from, our team will help you select what best suits your needs and goals.
Simply contact us for your initial consultation, where we will discuss with you what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.
It’s as easy as clicking the ‘book online’ button or you can phone us directly on 1300 863 824.