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The Chin Fillers Experience at Back to 30 Medical Spa

Your chin is one of the central pillars of your face. If you’re looking to balance your facial structure and enhance your side profile, you may opt for a chin filler injection. This is a temporary, nonsurgical treatment that alters the contour and definition of your lower facial area. It’s also a good alternative to permanent chin implant surgery.

As with any facial cosmetic treatment, it’s worth taking a look at your features and determining what your aesthetic goals are. You can trust the doctors at the Back to 30 medical spa to provide you with world-class beauty procedures, as well as the highest standards of patient care. We’ll make sure to give you a safe and comfortable experience during your chin filler treatment.

Benefits of a Chin Filler Injection

1) Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation Procedure

Given, dermal filler procedures are non-surgical – in other words, minimally invasive – the process is quick and easy in a cosmetic surgeon’s office. The recovery period is also relatively faster as compared to plastic surgery. Swelling should only last for 2 to 3 days.

2) Strengthens the Chin

If you have an underdeveloped and weak chin, jawline fillers may suit you. Gel-like substances are injected into the soft tissues of the jaw during the treatment which, in turn, strengthens the chin of dermal filler patients. This may serve as a substitute for chin implants.

3) Improves Face Symmetry

Dermal filler injections can enhance the jawline's triangular shape. These also improve the overall shape of the chin, minimize your double chin, and help in making your overall facial appearance look symmetrical.

4) Instant Results

As soon as you leave your doctor’s office, you’ll see significant results right away. Take note that this procedure doesn’t require dramatic commitments because results are only temporary, lasting for 6 months up to 5 years. Some fillers are naturally and gradually absorbed into the body, while thicker substances which are injected deeper typically last longer. Regular treatment sessions can also increase longevity of your fillers.

Types of Jaw Fillers

Different types of jaw fillers are available now on the market, each one having their own advantages. The type of filler you get depends on your goals and preferences. Listed below are jaw filler options that you may consider:

1) Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occuring substance in your body that keeps the skin hydrated and plump. As you age, the body has less of this substance, which results in fine wrinkles and thinner, saggier skin. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers produce results that last for 6 to 12 months. Juvéderm Volux, Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane, and Belotero Balance are some of the most common brands of chin fillers. Juvéderm Volux is the first and only Hyaluronic Acid filler approved for jawline definition. 

2) Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) is also naturally found in your body. This type of filler is a smooth gel with a thicker consistency than hyaluronic acid, making results last longer. It usually lasts around 12 months and eliminates wrinkles and deeper lines. One of the most popular brands of CaHa filler is Radiesse.

3) Polylactic Acid

Poly-L-lactic Acid is made up of a biodegradable synthetic substance that is safe to use for chin fillers. This kind of filler works to reduce facial wrinkles by supporting the skin's natural collagen production. It usually lasts around 2 years. One example of this is called Sculptra Aesthetics.

4) Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

PMMA fillers are made from bovine collagen, a common food ingredient from cows. It keeps the skin fuller and firmer. Results last for five years. This type of filler typically needs multiple shots to achieve maximum efficacy. The most common brand of PMMA fillers is Bellafill.

Pre-Procedure Instructions for Chin Augmentation

The thought of undergoing any time of dermal filler procedure might be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Compared to other augmentation procedures like facelifts and botox which require surgery, chin filler injections are convenient and minimally invasive. Just don’t forget that preparation is key:

1) Do Your Homework

Do your research prior to the procedure – make sure that you fully understand the steps and potential risks involved with a jawline contouring treatment. Consult with a credible cosmetic surgeon and ask all your pressing questions. Inform them about your existing health conditions, specific concerns, and aesthetic goals. The more that they understand your expectations, they’ll be able to make personalized recommendations.

2) Make Sure That the Treatment Is a Good Fit for You

Before getting chin filler injections, it is essential that you figure out if you’re an ideal candidate and that you are comfortable with the treatment, as well as with your doctor. Dermal fillers may not be a suitable option for patients with an active skin disease or are currently undergoing certain treatments.

3) Avoid Blood Thinners

Do not take any blood thinning medications and supplements at least 1 week before your treatment date. These include aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and ginseng. Ask your doctor for an exhaustive list of medications you should avoid. Minimize alcohol consumption and your smoking habits.

4) Don’t Overexpose Yourself to Sunlight

24 hours before your treatment, put on sunscreen or moisturizers that have a minimum SPF level of 30. Excessive sun exposure could damage your skin, degrade filler substances, and exacerbate your skin’s reaction to the treatment during the healing process.

Chin Augmentation Aftercare

Right after your chin augmentation treatment, it’s normal to experience some bruising, slight discomfort, and swelling. These side effects should decrease as the weeks go by. If you have severe pain, contact your doctor immediately. That said, make sure to follow these postoperative instructions to ensure that you maximize your results:

  • Stick to light activity: Do not participate in any strenuous physical activities (e.g., high intensity workouts, heavy lifting) for the first few days following your procedure. You want to keep the chin tissues in place as they heal.
  • Elevate your head while sleeping: Sleep with your head elevated for 3 weeks after the procedure. This helps minimize swelling in the treatment area.
  • Apply cold compress: You may apply a cold compress or ice pack to the treatment area to alleviate any discomfort. The cooling sensation reduces redness, swelling, and bruising. You should also avoid heat inducing activities like saunas and hot showers.
  • Schedule follow-up appointments: Follow-up sessions are vital to the healing process, as well as to your fillers’ longevity. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to your doctor promptly.

Potential Side Effects of Chin Augmentation

Chin filler procedures are relatively safe. But as with any facial filler, you may have a few temporary and very minimal side effects. It is normal to feel swelling, minor bruising, numbness, redness, and lumpiness for a few days. These side effects may remain longer than usual if you are prone to swelling. Patients taking blood thinners and suffering from a bleeding disorder may run the risk of experiencing these effects more frequently.

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FAQs About Chin Fillers

Q: How much does a chin augmentation treatment cost?

A: The average rate for a chin filler treatment is $1,050. This price excludes the costs for anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other associated costs. Since every chin augmentation procedure is unique for every patient, the cost is determined on how extensive the procedure is, the cost of the implant itself, and the professional medical experience of the operating surgeon.

Q: How long do jaw fillers last?

A: The life of jaw fillers depends on various factors including the type of filler used, genetics, age, and lifestyle. Generally, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler can last for as long as a year, while hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvéderm Volux lasts for 6 to 12 months.

Over time, as the fillers break down, your body naturally absorbs it. You will notice diminished results, especially when refresher doses are not regularly administered. Follow-up sessions will aid in ensuring that your fillers will last as long as possible.

Q: Does a jaw filler procedure hurt?

A: While the procedure involves needles, it is not painful and you will not feel great discomfort. The doctor will administer a local anesthetic or lidocaine anesthetic cream to numb the jawline area. When the numbing cream wears off after the procedure, you may feel slight pain.

Q: Is there a difference between chin fillers and chin implants?

A: ​​The key difference between chin fillers and chin implants is their invasiveness. Chin fillers are non-surgical injectables, while chin implants require an under-the-knife surgery.

Chin fillers are the less expensive option for mild to moderate chin augmentation that lasts temporarily. It does not require an extensive recovery period; results are immediately visible; and it has a lower risk of complications.

Q: Can jaw fillers move when pressed?

A: While dermal filler formulations gradually integrate into the dermal tissue, we recommend that you do not apply pressure on them to avoid dislodgement. As much as possible, don’t touch the treated area for at least 48 hours after the procedure. Simply using your hands or even a cosmetic brush to touch the area also increases your risk of infection.

Enhance Your Chin With Fillers at Back to 30 Medical Spa

Chin filler injections can help balance facial features, enhance your jawline, and make you look years younger. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that gives you results almost instantly. The doctors at the Back to 30 medical spa always take into consideration the balance and harmony of facial proportions in order to give you the best possible results. Schedule your consultation with us today.

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