What Are Chin Fillers?
Chin fillers are dermal fillers that can be used to enhance the shape, volume, and contour of the chin. They can address recessed chins, reduce the appearance of jowls, or fill in dimples or cleft chins.
At the CREO Clinic, our specialists make artful applications of filler to create natural-looking enhancements to the chin. As our team are expert injectors, you can feel confident you are in the hands of competent clinicians – ones who provides exceptional long-term results.
Book a consultation with our team today and discover the ways she can use dermal fillers to enhance the appearance of your chin.
How Do Chin Fillers Work?
Chin fillers work by injecting a dermal filler – usually hyaluronic acid – into specifically chosen areas on or around the chin. This works to increase the volume in certain areas and creates subtle changes to the chin, which can radically enhance the contours of the facial profile.
Chin fillers can be injected in a way to correct asymmetries or to make the chin more or less prominent, depending on your aesthetic goals.
Benefits Of Chin Fillers
Chin Fillers For Women
The use of chin filler treatment can differ between men and women. In general, women prefer to enhance the feminine features of the face – sculpting the aesthetically desirable ‘heart-shaped’ face. Fillers can help to balance out overly strong features of the face, such as a square-shaped jaw. This has the effect of giving symmetry to the face and also providing a more traditionally feminine look.
Chin Fillers For Men
One of the most popular benefits of chin filler treatment for men is their ability to create a strong jawline that gives better definition to the face, sculpting a more ‘square’ jaw that augments the overall appearance of the face. A stronger, more contoured chin can give the face a more traditionally masculine appearance.
Who’s A Good Candidate For Chin Filler Treatments?
Patients who want to enhance and contour the shape of their chin are usually good candidates for chin filler treatment. At CREO, a good candidate may also:
- Want to improve both symmetry and contour of the chin
- Want to balance out asymmetrical or overly prominent features of the face
- Be interested in seeing how adjustments to the chin will suit them before going ahead with chin implants
- Want to increase the volume and size of their chin to combat a recessive chin
Who’s Not A Good Candidate?
During your consultation with our specialist, you will be thoroughly assessed to ensure your suitability for dermal fillers. Patients who are experiencing active acne on the chin or who have an autoimmune disorder should discuss this in their initial consultation – we will assess whether these affect your eligibility for the procedure.
What Are Chin Fillers Made Of?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a protein that occurs naturally in the human body, working to attract and retain water. The substance can add volume, shape, and greater hydration to the skin – this makes it an excellent chin filler.
In general, hyaluronic acid fillers last between 12-24 months. The longevity depends on how thick the filler is and your body’s ability to break it down. A key feature of hyaluronic acid is that it is native to the body and is very unlikely to cause allergic reactions.
Another important feature is the flexibility HA offers. If you are unhappy with the final results, corrections can be made quickly with hyaluronidase – a substance that can reverse the effects of hyaluronic acid.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers (e.g., Radiesse) can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore volume to lax skin. CaHA fillers provoke neocollagenesis and improve the fullness and smoothness of the skin, treating moderate and severe wrinkles as well as enhancing chin volume.
Unlike hyaluronic acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite cannot be dissolved if there are complications or the patient is dissatisfied with the appearance of the chin – this is why the CREO Clinic does not use this type of filler.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers, such as Sculptra, create neocollagenesis and address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, as well as providing increased volume to the chin. The CREO Clinic does not use PLLA-based fillers as they cannot be dissolved quickly in the event of complications or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the chin.
PMMA-based fillers, such as Bellafill, are tiny artificially synthesised balls that can be used to produce extra volume in the chin. They cannot be broken down by the body and provide results for approximately 8-10 years.
There is a higher risk of PMMA fillers leading to an allergic reaction as they are derived from animals. The results can also worsen as the skin ages, and patients can become dissatisfied over time – for these reasons, PMMA fillers are not currently offered by the CREO Clinic.
What Type Of Chin Filler Is Best For Me?
The CREO Clinic offers dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid –these provide the best balance between long-term results, quality of aesthetic results, and reversibility. As well as yielding excellent aesthetic results, HA is also highly biocompatible, meaning it very rarely causes allergic reactions.
We use only the highest quality of dermal fillers that are FDA and CE-marked, such as Juvaderm and Teoxane.
How Much Do Chin Fillers In London Cost?
At the CREO Clinic, chin filler treatment begins at £490. As all treatments are bespoke to your individual needs, a full cost breakdown will only be available after your initial consultation with our specialists.
We also offer combination packages should you wish to treat other complementary areas of the face in a single session. Contact us to find out more about the treatment packages that we offer at CREO.
How To Prepare For Chin Filler Treatment
Before any chin filler procedure at the CREO Clinic, you will have a detailed consultation with our dermal filler experts. This consultation allows her to make a thorough assessment of your medical history and an analysis of the aesthetic goals you have for your face and chin.
There are some important steps you are advised to take in preparation for your non-surgical chin augmentation:
- Although you can return to activities immediately, it may be beneficial to delay important social engagements for the first two weeks after treatment to allow any side effects to subside.
- Avoid binge drinking alcohol or taking ibuprofen in the 48 hours running up to your procedure – this minimises the possibility of swelling and bruising.
- Cold sore sufferers will need acyclovir prophylaxis 3-5 days prior to treatment, so please contact the clinic in advance.
- Do not schedule vaccines 3 weeks before or after treatment.
Chin Filler Procedure Overview
During your consultation, you will be asked about your aesthetic concerns and the results you hope to achieve with chin fillers. You will also be asked about your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for dermal filler treatment.
Using this information, our specialist will then provide you with a bespoke treatment plan best suited to your needs that may include chin fillers or dermal filler injections, among other options.
Chin Filler Procedure
Dermarkations will be made on the skin to indicate where the injections of dermal filler are required. She will inject small quantities of filler with an even distribution in the target area. You may feel a small pinch as the needle enters the skin, but you shouldn’t feel much pain at all throughout the procedure. If needed, a topical anaesthetic can be applied before the injections to ensure maximum comfort throughout.
Recovery And Aftercare Process
No downtime is required for jaw filler, though you may experience some mild swelling or bruising around the injection sites that will gradually dissipate.
Try to follow these after-care instructions to ensure your downtime runs as smoothly as possible:
- Avoid exercise, sauna or steam rooms, or any excessive heat for the first 24 hours – this will reduce the risk of swelling.
- Avoid alcohol and ibuprofen for 48 hours before the procedure to minimise the risk of bleeding and bruising.
- Try to avoid sleeping on the face or adding any extra pressure on the treatment areas for at least two weeks after the procedure.
- Avoid touching or applying makeup for 24 hours after the injections to keep the risk of infection to a minimum.
When To Expect Results From Chin Fillers
You can usually see the results of chin filler injections immediately after your treatment, but swelling and bruising may initially obscure the final results for 1-2 weeks.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, you can expect to see different results from your chin fillers. They can increase the projection or length of your chin, reduce the appearance of a dimple, broaden the chin shape, or reduce the appearance of marionette creases. You may want to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape – a heart-shaped face or a more symmetrical overall appearance – whatever your goal, you can expect to see significant change immediately after your injections.
How Long Will Chin Filler Results Last?
Depending on the type of filler used, chin fillers can offer results that are long-lasting, often remaining visible for up to 12-24 months after they are applied.
FAQs About Chin Fillers In London
Are chin fillers painful?
No, the application of chin fillers should not be painful. You may feel a small pinching on the skin as the filler is injected, but numbing cream can be applied to the treatment site before injections to keep discomfort to a minimum.
What are the risks and side effects of getting chin fillers?
The most common risks for dermal fillers are bruising and swelling at the site of the injections, but there are less common risks that can occur, such as nodules and vascular occlusion. These risks are rare and extremely unlikely when the procedure is performed by the experienced and skilled doctors at CREO Clinic.
Can I get other dermal filler treatments at the same time?
Absolutely. The CREO Clinic provides combination packages that allow you to treat various areas of the face – chin, jawline, lips, nose, or tear trough – in one session.
When can I return to work after chin filler treatment?
You can return to work immediately after your chin filler treatment, but it is advisable to avoid demanding social functions for at least two weeks after your procedure in order to give your chin a chance to heal and for the filler to settle.
What if I’m unhappy with the results?
The benefit of using hyaluronic acid fillers is that if you are dissatisfied with the results, they can be immediately altered using hyaluronidase – this can adjust and completely remove hyaluronic acid fillers.
Do chin fillers help resolve marionette lines?
Yes. Chin fillers are an excellent treatment for reducing the appearance of marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and chin. They can increase volume, plumping up the skin and smoothing out these folds and lines.
What’s the difference between chin filler augmentation and chin implants?
The key difference between chin filler augmentation and chin implants is that chin implants require invasive surgery and are permanent – the results can only be reversed by removing the chin implants via a second surgery. Chin filler can be reversed through the application of hyaluronidase, which means that if you are dissatisfied with the results, you have a straightforward, non-invasive means to correct them.