If your chin or jawline are not as defined as you would like, treatment options are available. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments can bring harmony and proportion to your facial contour.
What is a Weak Chin?
A weak chin or jawline can affect your facial balance and lead to the appearance of a double chin. When the chin is recessed, it can make the nose look disproportionately large, or negatively impact your profile. Many people who seek nose surgery find that enhancing the chin has a profound impact on the entire face.
4 Best Ways to Improve your Weak Chin or Jawline
Among the most popular and effective methods to improve a weak chin or jawline are dermal fillers, Botox® Cosmetic, RF microneedling treatments, and implants. The best choice for you will depend on your specific concerns and the results you hope to achieve.
Define a Soft Jawline with Filler
Injectable dermal fillers add volume to your chin or jawline. Defining a bad or receding jawline with dermal fillers can strengthen the lower face, adding proportion to the entire facial contour. It can also help to smooth wrinkles and address mild skin laxity, resulting in a more youthful look.
Injectable fillers are a non-surgical procedure that offers immediate results. Recovery time is minimal if needed at all, and few risks are associated with this procedure as long as it is performed by an experienced, expert injector. Side effects are usually mild and temporary and may include bruising or swelling around the injection points.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes, making it a convenient option to treat a soft jawline. Topical numbing cream can be applied before treatment to alleviate any possible discomfort. Results can last anywhere from 6-18 months, and fillers can be repeated at regular intervals to maintain your new look.
For people who want to see what chin augmentation would look like without committing to surgery, dermal fillers are an excellent option. People with weak jaw that aren’t candidates for surgical procedures can also opt for this treatment.
Create a More Contoured Jawline with Botox
Botox is an effective injectable that limits muscle movement by blocking signals from the nerve to the targeted muscle. When it is injected into the masseter (chewing) muscle in the jaw, Botox can shrink the muscle to create a slimmer jawline.
This non-surgical jawline contouring takes about 15 minutes to perform. Mild swelling around the injection sites is possible but temporary. Results typically last 3-4 months, and follow-up injections can maintain your new appearance.
This is another non-surgical method that offers temporary results for those who are unsure about surgery. Choosing Botox allows you to resume your normal activities immediately following your appointment. When the procedure is conducted by an expert injector, risks, and side effects are minimal.
Strengthen a Weak Jawline Due to Sagging with Profound RF
Profound® RF is an RF microneedling device that can rejuvenate the skin and provide some tightening benefits. The hair-thin needles create microchannels in the skin that prompt the body to produce more collagen and elastin. As these essential proteins increase, the skin becomes smoother and firmer from the inside out. Profound RF can add definition for those who feel they have no chin or jawline.
This non-surgical treatment takes about an hour to complete. Topical numbing cream is used before the procedure to ease any possible discomfort. Swelling and bruising may occur and last for about a week after treatment. Risks are minimal when an experienced professional performs the treatment. Patients typically have a few days of social downtime after the treatment.
Profound RF results can be long-lasting, extending up to 3-5 years for most patients. If you’re looking for more durable results from a non-surgical option, Profound RF may be the right choice for you.
Get Permanent Results for a Weak Chin with Implants
Chin implants are a surgical procedure that offers long-lasting and even permanent results. The surgery can be completed in an hour or less, often using local anesthesia. Enhanced facial proportions and an improved profile are provided with no follow-up procedures required.
Common side effects include swelling, bruising, and numbness for up to two weeks after surgery. Most patients can resume their normal activities about a week after the procedure. Once swelling subsides, the full results will become apparent.
Implants used for chin augmentation are made of a biocompatible material like silicone. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes so they can be customized to the precise proportions and goals of each patient.
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Weak Jawline Treatment in Charlotte, NC
For remarkable results and exceptional care, trust our experts in Charlotte. I am a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, with the experience and expertise to provide optimal results for you. Our other board-certified practitioners, Heather Bryant PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C, and Courtney Whitley FNP-C, provide expert injectable treatments that yield beautiful results.
If you think that dermal fillers or Botox would be the best choice for you, you can book your appointment online to have this conveniently quick appointment scheduled. Get natural-looking results by trusting our aesthetic experts here at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte.
Profound RF treatments are conducted by Courtney, Heather, and Amanda. This innovative device can be especially helpful if sagging skin is contributing to the weak appearance of your chin.
I perform all chin Implants at our Fairview Surgical Suites. After surgery, patients can choose to spend some of their recovery time at our luxurious Fairview Recovery Retreat where they can receive round-the-clock care while they recuperate.
To schedule your appointment or consultation, reach out to our experts here in Charlotte by calling 704-842-3644 today!
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