Did you know that over 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2020? While the pandemic limited some elective surgeries, more time at home meant more time spent looking in the mirror.
Have you started noticing wrinkles, sagging skin, or just a lack of volume? A chin augmentation filler is a type of dermal filler that can be a game-changer for facial contouring.
Are you still unsure what dermal fillers are? Luckily, we have put together a complete guide on this popular cosmetic procedure and how you can start noticing a difference immediately with chin fillers. Keep reading on for more information!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as face fillers, are substances that skilled clinicians inject just beneath the skin. It enhances features and creates a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic fillers are not long-term solutions, and you may need another round anywhere from six months to two years. The most common substance used with dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, but there are other options such as:
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
- Polylactic acid
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres
The FDA has approved dermal fillers for adults over 21 for various uses, including cosmetic and medical concerns. Most of these fillers are temporary, although permanent fillers have been approved for some acne scarring and nasolabial folds. Other uses for dermal fillers are reducing wrinkles, increasing volume, and improving facial contouring.
Where Can You Use Dermal Fillers?
Most areas of the face, outside of the nose, forehead, and neck, are safe for cosmetic fillers. Where are some of the more common areas for this cosmetic procedure?
- Nasolabial region
- Perioral region
- Backside of hand
It is not approved for breast augmentation or other regions of your body. However, because of its low risk and side effects, dermal fillers are excellent and quick options if you want a more youthful, effervescent glow about you.
Botox vs Dermal Fillers
Botox is another commonly used injection for cosmetic procedures. It works by using Botulinum toxin type A, a bacteria that causes muscle paralysis. It treats various medical disorders, including migraines and neurological diagnoses but has also been used in the cosmetic industry for years.
Wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth are common areas people use Botox for. Since Botox is primarily a muscle relaxant, it does a poor job targeting collagen breakdown.
Typically, other regions, such as smile lines, are not usually treated with Botox. Additionally, you can use dermal fillers and Botox together, but dermal fillers can provide longer-lasting results and give patients a more youthful, fuller appearance.
Chin Augmentation Filler
You may find face fillers appealing for your cheeks and even your jawline, but have you heard of a chin augmentation filler? An underrated region, your chin acts as a cornerstone for your appearance.
Too small of a chin, and you might give the appearance of a smaller jawline and possibly increase frown lines or sagging neck muscles. On the contrary, a fuller chin can accentuate your jaw, elongate your neck, and give your facial features more contour.
Some people will combine chin fillers with jawline, cheeks, or other regions. The ultimate goal is accentuating key features that stand out. However, it is all about proportions and aesthetics for chin fillers.
You need a skilled and qualified clinician that can advise on areas that could use a fuller appearance without going too overboard. Yes, that is possible!
If you have too large of a chin, you might draw unwanted attention to the area. Additionally, it is crucial that dermal fillers appear natural and accentuate your inherent beauty.
Chin Filler Benefits
Like other dermal fillers, a chin filler is an excellent choice if you want a cosmetic procedure that is non-surgical, quick, and cost-friendly. In most instances, fillers start working immediately and last up to five years.
It also works with your body, rather than against it. Implants are often more dangerous, permanent, and costly. On the other hand, fillers are dissolvable and kickstart the collagen process.
Collagen production is critical for healthy, smooth skin but starts decreasing in your mid-twenties. Many patients use dermal fillers to help correct 'age-related' concerns while reaping the benefits of stimulating healthy collagen production and growth.
Boosting Collagen Production
Collagen is a natural protein that your body creates. It works mainly within your connective tissues and plays an important role in developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen production slowly declines as you age, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Your clinician can help discuss the many options you have to boost collagen production. You have already read about one idea - dermal fillers.
Microneedling is another method that punctures the skin using small needles. The minimal injury to the skin helps stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin.
Like dermal fillers, it also uses hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma. These can help with acne scarring, wrinkles, pore sizes, and facial textures.
Find Your Beauty and Confidence
Confidence is closely tied to how you view yourself when looking in the mirror. Sometimes, problematic areas on your face can pop up and start making you feel self-conscious. Age, medical issues, and too much time spent in the sun are just a few reasons wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discoloration pop up.
Luckily, there are safe options that can help you bring back your confidence. A chin augmentation filler is just one of those options. Contact us today and let one of our skilled staff members help you decide on your next treatment!