Weak Chins - Dermal Fillers

Some people can suffer from a weak chin which can look under-formed and disproportionate to the rest of the face. This can affect a person's view of themselves and result in low self-confidence - as a weak chin can be regarded as a negative attribute. In other cases, people, especially women, can develop overly expansive chins, often referred to as a 'witch chin'. Another common and often complained about condition is the 'jowled' appearance, or indents on the sides of the chin, a condition which is commonly referred to as prejowl sulcus.

Cases of weak chin treatments have increased recently as more people turn to cosmetic procedures to deal with the problem. As time progresses some people's chins can gradually lose their shape and definition due to extensive skeletal deterioration and facial atrophy. There are instances where a weak or under-formed chin can be transformed by lifting the jowl to give the face better symmetry and decrease the look of this negative attribute.

Advanced dermal fillers like Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse can be injected on areas around the cheek bone or the area below the cheek bones on a flat chin. The outcome is a chin which looks balanced and in proportion to the rest of the face.

Another method professionals are currently using to restore the prominence of chins is through the use of bulking filler products or Radiesse. Radiesse, or a similar bulking filler product, is placed directly on the chin region and works to rebuild the chin so that it looks natural and sits correctly on the face.

Some of the bulking dermal filler products used include Perlane and Juvederm. Once the chin weakness is treated reshaping and good projection can be experienced almost immediately after treatment. Any resultant mild swelling will go away within one week, which there may not be anyhow.