Known also as chin augmentation, the treatment utilises the power of dermal fillers to shape the chin and define the lower part of the face. This is a non-invasive alternative to a surgical chin implant with silicone.
People with a small or protracted chin make good candidates for Dermal Fillers in the chin; and they are particularly common in Asian patients. Chin Enhancement helps to create a more triangular and youthful appearance to lower the face; but it can also mask a double chin. This can be combined with Jaw Line Contouring and Cheek Augmentation to recreate the youthful triangle of beauty that is seen in models. Muscle Relaxant Injections and Dermal Fillers are also useful for patients with a chin that appears like an orange peel when they push their lower lip up and out. Again, this creates a more triangular and youthful appearance to the lower face.
Results when using dermal fillers injections can be seen immediately. Results using muscle relaxant injections can be seen between 10 – 21 days. Dermal Fillers injected into the chin are long lasting and can last up to 2 years. You do not need to run the risk of infection and scar tissue with chin implants. Muscle Relaxant Injections will last 3 – 4 months in most cases and can vary from patient to patient.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
A chin augmentation alternative without the risks or scars
A Chin Enhancement is the act of changing the contour of the chin by making it more prominent or by providing greater definition. It is common to use filler injections or Muscle Relaxant Injections to create the augmentation. As we age, the chin pulls up and gives us an orange dimpling effect. The use of Dermal Fillers and Muscle Relaxant Injections can restore the chin to its original position; creating a stronger chin that is more triangular and youthful in appearance.
An ice pack or topical anaesthetic is applied to the area being treated. Injections are then used to deliver the muscle relaxant and/or Dermal Filler into the chin area. There is only minimal discomfort during the procedure, and there is no need for local anaesthesia.
The risk of bruising is low. The swelling is virtually non-existent with the muscle relaxant. However, with the Dermal Fillers, the swelling can last 2 to 3 days.
Chin Enhancement treatment costs vary depending on your overall situation, expectations and treatment option selected.
Costs for Dermal Fillers start from $600 – $1650
Initial consultation is between $150 – $220
Your initial Chin Enhancement consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics located in different cities around Australia.
What products are used for Chin Enhancement and Contouring?
Dermal Fillers are most commonly used to shape the chin. They are injected and give the appearance of a more prominent chin in people with a small or retracted chin. At Cosmos Clinic, we use the thickest natural Dermal Filler on the market ensuring the best lifting effect.
Muscle Relaxant Injections are also used to soften the chin and improve the chin contouring. As we age the chin muscle (the mentalis) becomes stronger and pulls the chin up, making the chin point forward rather than south. Injecting a muscle relaxant into the chin muscle restores the chin to its original position.
Why not use implants for Chin Enhancement?
Chin implants run the risk of infections, scar tissue and are difficult to reverse if you do not like the final result. Chin Dermal Fillers tend to be favoured over chin implants because of the reversibility and the very low risk of infection.
How long does the Chin Enhancement procedure last?
Dermal Fillers injected into the chin can last up to 2 years. Today with the longevity of the Dermal Fillers, you do not need to run the risk of infection and scar tissue with chin implants. Muscle Relaxant Injections will last 3 to 4 months in most cases, results may vary.
Are there any potential complications?
Dermal Fillers and Muscle Relaxant Injections are very safe. The risk of swelling and bruising in this area is very low.
How much will it cost?
The cost of Chin Enhancement procedures using Dermal Fillers can vary widely depending on your overall situation and expectations. An initial consultation will cost you $120, however this is redeemable should you go ahead with treatment. The cost of Dermal Fillers into the chin will range between $600 and $1,650, and the Muscle Relaxant injections between $120 and $150.
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To comply with NSW Public Health Orders, Cosmos Clinic is currently only providing surgical procedures, and medical procedures performed by Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Registered health practitioners that involve the prescribing of Schedule 4 medications or procedures requiring venous access or post-operative care for our surgical patients. Our surgical procedures are only performed at our licensed and accredited Day Surgery facility. We are not providing any treatments that may be provided by persons who are not AHPRA Registered health practitioners, such as beauticians, including laser skin treatments.
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patient and visitor screening questions* are located at entries, along with QR Codes and a hand hygiene station. Patients and visitors are required to answer the screening questions in that checklist, and check in using the QR Code. Patients and visitors who do not pass the screening test will be turned away;
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*The screening checklist questions are those set out in the NSW Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening and NSW Healthcare Facilities document, dated 17 July 2021, and updated as restrictions change.