What’s Chin Retrusion?
When the chin recedes so far back toward the neck that it creates an imbalance of facial features. This is known as a “weak chin,” which is only noticeable from the side.
Do I Have Chin Retrusion?
Try this: Take a pen and hold it going from your nose, to lower lip, to your chin. The ideal chin should only be a few millimeters behind that line— any farther back, and you may have chin retrusion.
What is a Chin Enhancement with Restylane Defyne?
Chin shape is paramount to facial balance and attractiveness. Patients often seek cosmetic treatment for an overly prominent nose or forehead when, really, the problem is a recessed chin. Nonsurgical chin augmentation, available in both of our San Antonio offices, is done with the goal of adding definition to the lower face that is lacking adequate contours. Chin enhancement with Restylane Defyne is a nice alternative for those who want more facial symmetry and proportion without the downtime and expense of surgery. Restylane Defyne is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable made using the unique XpresHAn Technology by Galderma. The manufacturing process achieves a smooth injectable gel that integrates naturally into the skin to maintain dynamic movement.
What does a Chin Enhancement with Restylane Defyne help treat?
Many adults desire improvement in the projection and definition of their chin. A strong chin adds balance to other facial features and, when it is recessed, can throw off the appearance of the entire face. Nonsurgical chin enhancement using Restylane Defyne can fill out the apex of the chin to achieve more projection. Extending the forward projection of the chin can improve the contour between the chin and neck. It may also enhance the overall definition of the jawline. Depending on where it is placed, Restylane Defyne may be used to reduce the appearance of early jowling at the sides of the face. Finally, some patients choose this filler to reduce the prominence of a dramatic chin dimple.
What is the difference between a regular Chin Enhancement and a Chin Enhancement with Restylane Defyne?
Before dermal fillers, chin enhancement was achieved surgically. The chin augmentation procedure, called genioplasty, adds projection and shape by inserting an anatomically-shaped implant. Chin implants are usually made of solid, medical-grade silicone or biocompatible composite. The implant is secured to the chin bone, placed through a small incision on the underside of the chin. While this prosthesis can last a lifetime, it can also be removed if a patient chooses to do so.
Chin enhancement with Restylane Defyne adds volume to key points of the lower face to enhance the contours of the jawline. This form of enhancement is not permanent but results are typically long-lasting. Benefits of non-surgical chin augmentation include:
- No downtime
- No anesthesia or incisions
- No scarring
- Immediate improvements
- Safe, effective treatment
- Effects fade gradually and can last up to 2 years
Treatment can be repeated as needed to maintain beautiful, natural-looking contours
How should I prepare for the procedure?
Patients need not take special precautions before undergoing nonsurgical chin enhancement. They need no time off work, no pain medication, nor any major restrictions. This is yet another reason why this service may be getting so popular. The primary concerns associated with dermal filler treatment are swelling and bruising. To minimize these risks, patients may be advised to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain supplements that can thin the blood.
Are there any risks to chin enhancement with Restylane Defyne?
Dermal fillers for chin enhancement are generally considered safe and effective. Our primary concern is that patients achieve natural-looking results, which takes practice and an artful eye. Nonsurgical chin enhancement should only be performed by a board-certified, fully trained injector. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and receive clear information from their provider regarding the injection technique, risks, and expected outcome of the procedure.
What is recovery like?
There is very little to expect in terms of recovery from Restylane Defyne chin augmentation. Patients who visit one of our two San Antonio offices for this service may experience minor swelling that resolves in a day or two. A small percentage of patients develop subtle bruising after dermal filler injections. If this occurs, it is easy to disguise using makeup. To minimize side effects, patients are advised to postpone exercise and hot tub use for 24 hours after their treatment.
What should I expect of my results?
The results of chin enhancement with Restylane Defyne are immediate. The minor swelling that occurs may slightly exaggerate the outcome but it does not make the chin look unnatural. Within a few days, swelling settles and the new and improved shape of the chin is apparent. Though longevity can vary based on a person’s metabolism, most people enjoy better chin projection and contouring for 1 to 2 years.