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Chin (Contour Concerns / Dimpling)

Chin filler can change the shape, projection, and smoothness of your chin – as well as your overall face shape (both front-on and from the side).

Chin filler can change the shape, projection, and smoothness of your chin – as well as your overall face shape (both front-on and from the side).

Most people are unaware there are nonsurgical alternatives to chin implant surgery, but we can do so much with injectable treatments these days, including correcting receding chin, balancing out the nose-chin proportions, correcting wrinkles and indentations, and creating a smooth transition between the chin and surrounding facial structures.

Chin augmentation and enhancement can often be achieved through non-surgical means, using injectable procedures. We can create a well-defined and sharper chin, increase the height or length of the chin, and improve the overall contour and texture of the chin area without the need for costly surgery, scarring, anesthesia, or downtime.

 

We offer chin filler injections at both of our New Jersey offices – in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater Township (South/Central NJ) and in Livingston near Short Hills (20 min. Outside of NYC). While aesthetic injectors seem to be everywhere in NJ and NY these days, chin fillers are more of a specialty injection that requires experience, skill, and access to some of the less frequently-used products on the market in order to create natural-looking and lasting results.

Quick Facts About Chin Enhancement With Fillers

  • Increase projection (for a better profile view)
  • Add height and volume (for a more harmonious front view)
  • Smooth out uneven or bumpy skin texture (peach pit chin)
  • Fill in contour irregularities (oral commissures and pre-jowl sulcus)

Today’s Best Options for Chin Enhancement

Radiesse

Radiesse was for a long time the gold standard for chin filler, and it’s still a good option for those who need a result that mimics bone. For example, if the alignment of your jawbone or natural shape of your jawbones is the main cause of your chin deficit, then Radiesse can be injected very deep in the tissues, near the bone, and this product creates a very firm result that lasts for up to 1 year or longer. Often times we combine this treatment with different types of fillers closer to the surface of the skin (superficial or dermal filler injections) so that we can also treat soft-tissue deficiencies and create a more natural effect. Radiesse has a very limited ability to be dissolved, unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, so patients who are trying out a new look often choose to try an HA substitute first – and then after they decide they like the look, and after the HA filler wears off in a few years, they’ll make a more permanent commitment with Radiesse.

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Voluma

Voluma is the only hyaluronic acid filler to have FDA approval for use in the chin, and this simply means the longevity and safety of this filler has been specifically studied in this part of the face and can last up to 2 years in the chin. Voluma has long been used in the cheekbone area, injected directly on top of the bone to lift the cheeks. In the chin, we often use Voluma to augment and shape the chin by placing in different layers to get a great result that looks natural from all angles, relying on it to be a firm support for the tissues. Lyft is a very similar product, just made by a different manufacturer, which we can use similarly to Voluma in the chin.

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Defyne and Refyne

Defyne and Refyne are two fillers we like to use more superficially in the chin to smooth out contours and provide additional shaping. These 2 HA fillers were specifically formulated for areas of high movement, such as around the mouth, which makes them ideal for injection into the more superficial layers of tissue around the chin, which experience some of the highest rates of movement in the face. In general, lots of movement means your HA fillers will break down faster and the results simply won’t last long – but these 2 fillers are a type of cohesive gel that work almost like memory foam – twisting, compressing, and bending naturally, and then bouncing back to their desired shape. So these make for not only a longer duration of effect (and that’s basically cost-effectiveness for the patient) but also for a very natural look that continues to be natural with every movement and facial expression.

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Botox

Botox can be used to smooth out the appearance of the skin by preventing or decreasing the intensity of certain repetitive motions – namely pursing the lips and dimpling of the chin due to stress or other repetitive facial expressions.

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Treatments We Don’t Recommend For Chin Enhancement

Treatment Invasiveness Downtime How It Works

Hyaluronic acid fillers (Voluma, Lyft, Defyne, RHA 4, Juvederm, etc.)

Injectable procedure with numbing agents mixed in Mild swelling and bruising are possible Hyaluronic acid filler is injected to replace volume that has been lost due to aging or weight fluctuations. These can be used to contour or enlarge the cheek. Results should be natural-appearing

Radiesse filler injections

Injectable procedure with numbing agents mixed in Mild swelling and bruising are possible Biostimulatory filler that spurs the body's creation of new collagen and creates long-lasting results

Botox for chin dimpling

Injectable procedure with no numbing needed No downtime expected Botox reduces the intensity of muscle contractions that cause chin dimpling and lift chin upward with age

Patient Stories About Chin Enhancement

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“All of that dimpling is gone! It looks amazing! I am super happy with my results and I love looking in the mirror each and every day.”

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“I didn't really want something too obvious - and I'm really happy with the natural results from my chin filler!”

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“They went the extra mile, explanation was spectacular, answering my questions was perfect.”

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Why Choose Reflections Center For Chin Enhancement

A trained and experienced injector with a strong knowledge of anatomy understands not only the best practices to avoid complications, but also – and perhaps more importantly – how to handle an occlusion so that the damage is truly minimized. Most occlusions, when treated quickly and properly, don’t lead to any permanent damage. Occlusions do happen, even to the best injectors – it’s simply a numbers game; if you inject enough people, you will eventually experience this (unfortunately) because there are variances in individual anatomy and you simply can’t remove the risk completely. And for that reason, we suggest you see a doctor who performs many injectable procedures for this treatment specifically.

At Reflections Center, our cosmetic physicians exclusively perform cosmetic injectable treatments from our wide selection of industry-leading brands. We’ll help you explore the absolute best options for your goals and will never try to sell you on a treatment you don’t need or that isn’t right for you. We can also recommend options from our best technologies and even recommend our board-certified plastic surgeon if your goals aren’t achievable with non-surgical treatments alone.

Step 1: Free Consultation with One of Our Cosmetic Physician Injectors

All injectable procedures at our offices start with a free private consultation with one of our physician injectors.

Step 2: Chin Injections Treatment

First, we will ask you to remove any makeup or skincare products using a facial cleansing station in our private bathrooms. Then we’ll use special antibacterial solutions to further cleanse and prep the skin in the areas we’ll be injecting.

Next, the doctor may ask you to make a few funny faces so that they can map out your exact muscle structure and/or use a vein light to visualize your blood vessels. We make detailed notes in your medical chart of exactly what, where, and how we’ll be injecting your fillers. Sometimes we may also make temporary markings on your face.

Most of our chin augmentation fillers come pre-mixed with lidocaine numbing, meaning injection generally feels like a small prick at entry and nothing more. This numbing works very similarly to the injections of novocaine that dentists use when filling cavities, so you’ll feel some pressure and movement, but not too much else. For most patients, that alone is enough. Finally, if you’re really nervous about this hurting, we can do a full nerve block. This works exactly like what dentists do, in that you lose full sensation for about 4-5 hours. Most people find that overkill, but it is absolutely an option we’re happy to do for you.
The injection portion of the process should take around 10-20 minutes for the chin, depending upon how much filler we’re injecting and which techniques we’re using.

Immediately after your chin injections, you’ll want to:

  • avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood thinners that evening to minimize the risk of bruising
  • avoid vigorous exercise or raising your blood pressure that evening to minimize the risk of bruising
  • avoid placing makeup or skincare products onto the injection points (and avoid any other contact with those injections points as well) that evening to minimize the risk of infection
  • avoid rubbing vigorously or putting pressure on your new filler for the first 24-48 hours – this means no face-down massages and be careful not to sleep with pressure on that part of your face
  • limit sun exposure and/or protect yourself from the sun, especially your injection points – you don’t have to be overly cautious with this, but any new skin trauma (even a small needle prick) can become a visible scar when not protected from the sun

Within 24-48 hours, you’ll be ready to show off your new and improved face shape!

Generally, patients find they are not swollen in a way that others would notice after chin filler injections. Bruising can occur but is usually mild and generally doesn’t last more than a few days. If you would like, we do offer free laser therapy for bruises caused by filler injections at our practice. Just let us know and we’ll get you right in at either location for a complimentary follow-up. Bruising or areas of whiteness, purple, blue, or other discoloration may be signs of something more serious, and you should call our office right away so we can have a doctor review your photos if this occurs.

Now that you’ve invested in your new profile, you’ll want to maintain those results for as long as possible, and a cost-effective maintenance plan will be a part of ensuring your results last as long as possible.

There are really only 2 parts to maintaining the best possible chin filler results:

  1. Maintain a good skincare routine, because without clear, youthful-looking skin, your results won’t really be able to have the full impact they could.
  2. Botox to prevent chin dimpling and oral commissure tensing, if you tend to make those movements with your face repetitively.

How To Find The Best Chin Enhancement Doctor Near You

It’s important to trust a trained medical professional with advanced credentials, such as a doctor, NP, or PA only, for your chin filler because there are so many important blood vessels, nerves, and other delicate anatomical nuances to injecting in this particular area. With all filler injections, there is a risk of occlusion, where the filler is injected and enters a blood vessel and then blocks blood flow, with the potential to create serious medical emergencies.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Chin Enhancement

  • What is the cost of chin fillers?

    The best we can do is offer you some information about the price ranges to expect, because each patient’s treatment is unique, and thus the cost does vary. We provide an exact treatment plan and pricing during the free consultation, though, so you will have that information before you decide to undergo a procedure with us. You can do your treatment the same day, or schedule it for another date in the future.

    Radiesse is $750 per syringe, with most patients needing just 1 or 2 syringes for their chin.
    Voluma is $1,000 per syringe, with most patients using between 1 and 4 syringes of Voluma for their chin.
    Refyne and Defyne are each $750 per syringe, with most patients using 1 or 2 syringes of these for their chin.

    Wondering how many syringes of filler you’ll need? We cover this in detail in this blog post.

  • Do chin fillers hurt?

    No, we can make this procedure very comfortable, and we do that by providing our patients with a variety of numbing options.

  • Can you get chin fillers?

    Yes! Most people can safely have chin fillers. To find out if a specific procedure is right for you, please contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our cosmetic physicians.

  • How do I get rid of fillers in my chin?

    Getting rid of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers is fairly easy – we just inject hyaluronidase or hyalenex into the treated area, and they will dissolve the filler. There are 3 popular non-HA options: Radiesse, Belotero, and Sculptra. Generally, Sculptra and Belotero Bellafill aren’t used in the chin. Belotero Bellafill cannot be dissolved or removed, and for that reason, we don’t use it very much at all at our practice because your face changes so much as you age and it generally ends up looking unnatural over time. Sculptra is very rarely used in the chin for augmentation, but both Sculptra and Radiesse can theoretically be at least partially dissolved, though it’s less of a guarantee than an HA filler and generally a slower process.

  • How much are dermal fillers for chin?

    Dermal fillers for your chin could start at $750 and range upwards of $4,000. The total cost depends on which types of filler you have and how many syringes of each.

  • How long do fillers last in chin?

    Chin filler is very long-lasting but the duration varies based on the individual’s metabolism, the product used, and the depth that product was placed at. Generally, Voluma or Lyft will last around 2 years. Radiesse lasts 1 year or longer. And Refyne or Defyne last around 1 year in the more superficial contours like the pre-jowl sulcus.

  • Are chin fillers permanent?

    No, the fillers we use these days aren’t permanent, and that’s a good thing because it’s unlikely that filler placed today would look natural in 10 years if it stayed exactly the same, because so much changes about our faces as we age.

  • What can you expect after fillers?

    You can expect redness and point bleeding at the injection sites, numbness in the actual injected area that will last a few hours, and very mild swelling (often described as tightness or firmness) that you feel but others would not likely notice. Bruising can occur but is usually very mild and small (yellow or greenish cast, not deep in color or large in area).

Cosmetic & Laser Physician at Reflections Center | + posts

Dr. Renata Wix-Harris has extensive experience as a general surgeon and work in the plastic surgery department has helped to her to become an excellent laser liposuction surgeon. She is also skilled at laser and energy-based skin therapies, injectables, and non-invasive body contouring.