An emerging trend in medical aesthetics is chin augmentation. Injecting dermal filler into the chin creates definition in the lower third of the face. When injected in combination with the cheeks and jawline, it can create the desirable V-shaped or heart shaped face. The V- Shaped Face is the most desirable face shape as it helps women achieve a more youthful and feminine appearance. It is a slim and oval face that ends in a sharp chin and has a well-defined jawline.
Social media has contributed to this emerging trend as the desired selfie pose is with the chin tilted up towards the camera. This pose helps the light reflect off the natural highlights of your face, while elongating the neck and defining the jawline. As we age, we lose bone, and our jawbone shrinks, and we can notice jowls and saggy necks. The chin is one of the central pillars of the face, and if the chin is out of proportion, the rest of your face can look off. A small chin can accentuate the nose and weaken your jawline.
At my clinic, I use Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin. It holds in moisture like a sponge, to keep skin firm, soft and supple. Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are not permanent, create natural looking results, and are less expensive than cosmetic surgery. In my practice, I use Juvéderm and Teoxane products. I have chosen these two lines, based on experience and amazing results. There are many dermal fillers, however, I only inject then most elite and leading hyaluronic acid dermal filler products in the industry.
It is important to find an advanced aesthetic injector that understands facial proportions. As with all treatments, treating the chin should not be done in isolation. All treatments should be done within the context of the whole face. See link below on an episode of the television show “The Doctors” where Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Nassif uses hyaluronic acid dermal filler to create a sculpted chin and beautiful profile