The chin fillers experience
If you’ve ever felt insecure about your chin, you might have wondered if anything can be done about it. After all, while cheek and lip filler seem to be common procedures, chin fillers still have an air of mystery about them.
So, what’s the deal with chin fillers? How do they work and what can you expect from the results?
In this article:
Why get chin fillers?
Everyone knows that filler can enhance your lips and cheeks, but chin fillers still seem like a best kept secret. And it’s baffling that it’s still so little-known, as this temporary procedure could sculpt your face, last from 15 to 18 months and come with no downtime.
So, for those of us who aren’t blessed with chiselled chins that perfectly suit our jawline, lips, and nose, and aren’t quite ready for surgery, fillers could be the subtle alternative to chin implants we’re looking for.
Fillers can do all this:
- Balance out a weak or recessed chin.
- Create a strong profile and jawline.
Lift sagging neck skin.
Increase volume in the chin.
As with any procedure, you should always investigate the potential side-effects. Thanks to chin fillers’ non-surgical, non-invasive credentials, there is limited risk and pretty much no downtime – a win-win, by many standards.
How do you start the process?
After making a list of your favourite clinics here, you might decide to take the plunge and book in a consultation. These are quick and easy and give you the chance to talk to the clinician about what you want from chin fillers.
Each of them will likely look at your natural bone structure and ask about general health to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment.
Where can you receive treatment and how does it work?
Fillers for all part of the face are generally widely available at most good clinics. So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of getting chin fillers. The clinician usually starts by numbing the treatment area with a local anaesthetic before injecting the filler. It isn’t painful, although there can be some discomfort; the feeling is comparable to a pinch or scratch.
It’s quick, taking around 45 minutes., after which you are sent on your way with some aftercare instructions and, hopefully, a spring in your step – thrilled to see the results.
So, what are the results?
When leaving the clinic, your practitioner will likely mention to expect some redness, bruising and swelling. As with any type of filler, it can take a couple of days for the swelling to settle and for the actual results to show, although the discomfort usually fades within a couple of hours.
One of the best things about chin filler is that many patients can go back work the very next day. You might miss your morning gym session for two days following the procedure and avoiding sunlight for this time can be important too to ensure the filler settles properly.
After two days, your face may resemble the side profile of your dreams. The jawline can be more angular and defined, with a chin that’s chiselled, resulting in a more proportionate face shape. And while chin filler can’t get rid of fat, it can help make the jaw appear slimmer.
- While you should always go in with an idea of what kind of results you want, don’t bring in a photo of a celebrity. Results always vary depending on the clinician’s techniques, your natural jawline, and genetics, so it’s highly unlikely you’ll come out looking like your favourite Hollywood star. Instead, think of how you can tweak your own appearance to boost your self-confidence.
- Not happy with your results, or maybe you want to start again? No worries. You can get chin filler dissolved by your clinician. They’ll inject enzymes into the treatment area, and it’ll break up the filler, naturally dispersing into the skin.
- Chin fillers can’t be administered to those who are breastfeeding or pregnant, so you’ll have to wait a little longer to have your jawline glow-up.
Did you know?
- Dermal fillers are usually made from a naturally occurring ingredient in the body – hyaluronic acid. This is known for its plumping hydrating affect, so it should come as no surprise it’s a popular choice for filler.
- While it may seem like a modern treatment, dermal fillers were first approved for use on humans in 1970s. They were usually made from bovine collagen, although several other animals were researched as well.
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