Chin - The Defining Point of The Lower Face
Why Is Our Chin Important
Lower face proportions contribute to overall facial balance. The region that highlights the lower face is the chin. When the chin is less than the ideal size, other facial areas tend to appear too large or too small. Inadequate chin projection makes the adjacent neck tissues look prematurely aged.
The shape of the chin is determined by the underlying bone and skeletal structure of the lower face. Above the bone are lower facial muscles and of course the soft tissue fat pads that frame the chin.
The best way to assess a chin is via a straight up view and a lateral view, where we look at two things – projection of the chin as well as the shape of the chin from the view straight up. Most of the time, we would like a well projected chin with a nice tapering down to form a heart shape.
How Should I Enhance The Chin?
We strive for non surgical enhancements, achieved by using a combination of moderate hardness fillers such as Restylane Lyft or Restylane Defyne, which allow for versatile sculpting with low risk of injury to nerves. This also allows us touched ups to be done easily with minimal to no downtime. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. They can last between 12 - 24 months, depending on individual.
Do I Need Chin Enhancement?
Some of us might have a receded chin, a good way to know is to have a picture taken from the side. If you find your chin too far behind the line that connects the centre of your nose to your upper and lower lip, then you are a suitable candidate!
If you are looking straight up the mirror and find the chin too squarish, yes, you can opt for a slight enhancement to achieve a V shaped lower face / heart shaped chin!
The Restylane Range is a good choice. Usually a combination of a harder and a lighter filler gives a more even and natural result.
Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement.
Restylane Kysse is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).
Restylane Refyne is a next-generation hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to help support your skin while keeping you looking like you. New Restylane Refyne is designed to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions. Invest in yourself with real-life results that help maintain natural movement to help keep you looking like you. New Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines).