What Are Chin Fillers?
A defined chin is important for creating balance and symmetry in the appearance of facial features. A well-defined chin and jawline traditionally have a near-universal correlation to perceived levels of attractiveness, and this is true for both males and females. In fact, for many people, a well-defined chin area can also help to balance out other areas of the face (such as the nose), that may be somewhat more prominent genetically. With normal aging, facial bones tend to lose volume and get thinner. As this involves the mandible (jawbone), a gradual involution of the structural components of the chin starts to occur. In both men and women, this can cause the chin and jawline to shrink, to become less prominent, or to be less clearly defined over the course of time. Without substantial bony support, this can also cause some of the soft tissues around the lower mouth to sag, contributing to the appearance of jowls, marionette lines, wrinkling around the mouth, deeper chin (mental) creases, and a loss of structural chin definition.
The mental crease exists as a line or crease in between the lower lip and the chin. Although some younger patients may have a more prominent fold in this area due to genetic predisposition, this area can also tend to appear deeper with age, especially as the lower portion of the face appears to become shorter. A deepening of the mental crease can result due to years of usage of the surrounding muscles of facial expression, and this can stand out as an area that becomes more noticeable and distracts from other areas of the face over time.
For many patients, chin fillers are an excellent option to restore volume, create aesthetic contour, and maintain youthful facial balance, without having to undergo a surgical procedure involving a chin implant.
What Are the Benefits of Chin Fillers?
Dr. Lewen frequently performs chin fillers in order to restore volume, enhance shape, create form and/or aesthetic contour, and add definition to the chin and surrounding jawline areas. This is an excellent procedure that has many aesthetic benefits for both women and men.