Lets take a look at all the non surgical options to sculpt the chin :
Botulinum toxin : a dimply chin or a chin that appears like an orange peel (peu d’ orange) can look weird or ugly especially when the person is talking. Botulinum toxin can be given into the chin muscle called the mentalis muscle to reduce this pebbly or popply or dimply chin.
This is a lunch time procedure, it barely takes 10 minutes to complete the treatment, results are seen within 3 to 4 days. There are no scars, no tell tale signs. The effect lasts for 4 to 5 months only and one has to repeat the injections as the effect begins to wear off.
Fillers : As we age, collagen fibres begin to degenerate . Unhealthy lifestyle, stress, sun exposure add to the degeneration of collagen. We also lose fat from the chin as we age. The bone degenrates too. Volumising the cheek and chin with hyaluronic acid fillers or with calcium hydroxyl apatite fillers will help to correct the downturned lip corners as well as augmenting the chin to give it better definition synchronous with the rest of the face.
The popular ones :
Hyaluronic acid fillers : Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Boletero Volume
Calcium hydroxyl apatite fillers: Radiesse
The upside : Results are almost immediate and last for almost 10 months to a year in case of hyaluronic acid fillers and sometimes a couple of months more. Radiesse lasts for almost 18 months.
Filler injection is again a lunch time procedure. It creates a good lifting effect & if done well, you can procrastinate your face lift surgery easily by 5 to 10 years.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have an advantage over other fillers as they can be dissolved within 2-4 hours should you not like the effect of the filler.
Fillers are also known to stimulate the body’s own collagen thus causing more & more tightening and reducing the requirement of your filler with the passage of time.
They are done with topical anaesthesia ( anaesthetic cream applied an hour before injection) . Bruising may occur in those who take aspirin,pain killers,gingko biloba, Vitamin E or even a lot of green tea. Bruising may last for upto a week. So it is advisable to stop taking these 5 days before you schedule your filler injection.