Contouring the Chin with Restylane
The chin is a prominent area of the face—making it more noticeable when someone begins to show signs of aging in this area. Some individuals may develop lax skin, causing the appearance of a drooping chin or an undefined chin. Additionally, the loss of volume can soften the appearance of the jawline, making one look older. Often, doctors suggest surgery, whether to remove extra skin or to insert an implant; however, the cost and recovery time of surgery is often not appealing to patients.
As such, nonsurgical chin augmentation has become a major focus of the aesthetics industry, particularly with respect to impermanent cosmetic fillers. These implants are easily shaped and offer minimal downtime. In addition to improving the chin, they can revive the complexion of aged skin and improve or rectify wrinkles and folds.
One of the popular types of cosmetic fillers are hyaluronic acid-based ones, such as Restylane. These fillers are safe, cohesive, and eminently customizable.
Non-Surgical Chin Treatments Using Restylane
Restylane is a line of stabilized, non-animal HA cosmetic fillers. Restylane fillers are clear, colorless, nonpyrogenic suitable for various indications. The gel is highly biocompatible and can conform to the surrounding connective tissues. With intradermal injections, the HA gel can provide the same benefits as the natural substance, including the addition of volume and hydration to the dermal layer.
The HA used in Restylane is sourced from the biofermentation of Streptococcus bacteria and is processed using NASHA technology. Together, the sourcing and technology used to create Restylane makes it a durable and firm gel that can remain efficacious in the dermal layer for six months and above. However, the effect is dependent on the degree of the HA cross-linking in the specific Restylane product and the body’s metabolism.
For the chin, there are two types of correction treatments that can be applied using Restylane. They are as follows:
Non-surgical chin augmentation:
Chin augmentation may demand large volumes of Restylane. Restylane SubQ is a thick and highly viscose injectable gel with a large particle size. It can be placed either through supraperiosteal injections or through injections underneath the muscle layers across the mandibular border. If the augmentation requires more volume, inject laterally into the deep subdermal tissue of the midline. The process may require 1ml to 4ml of volume, or more. The results can last from nine to 12 months with repeated maintenance treatments.
Correcting skin creases:
Restylane fillers can smooth the permanent chin wrinkles, such as static lines. To achieve this, inject Restylane into the mid-dermal layer. The filler will hydrate and plump the skin for a smoother complexion. If the patient wants slight volumization, use Restylane Lyft for natural articulation. The effect of this dermal filler can last from six to 12 months with repeated maintenance treatments.
The right choice
Although nonsurgical chin augmentation and chin rejuvenation is considered off-label, clinics and medical practitioners have nonetheless performed such procedures with great success.
There are a number of advantages when using Restylane products for these treatments. Among the most notable advantages are Restylane’s minimally-invasive nature and the quick treatment time. Minor effects, such as swelling, bruising, redness, or pain, usually subside within seven to 14 days, and the patient will achieve a natural-looking outcome. Patients can also consider using this filler to test out how they might look before undergoing a chin augmentation surgery.
For patients who want a quick, minimally-invasive, and effective treatment, opt for a Restylane treatment today!