Is chin filler worth it?
Chin filler has a very high satisfaction rate among our patients. Many of our cosmetic injectors rate it as the MOST under-rated procedure in cosmetic medicine. It is amazing how much as subtle change to the chin can make such and impressive change to ones overall facial aesthetic.
How is chin augmentation with dermal filler performed?
The chin augmentation procedure provides a more aesthetic prominent contour to the chin by the use of premium TGA approved Dermal fillers.
These are injected into targeted areas, taking care to avoid important anatomical structures, including the mental artery and nerve. Contouring this area with fillers improves side profiles and can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Prior to injection the skin is cleaned with chlorhexidine antiseptic to prevent infection.
Ice is applied to the chin pre-treatment to reduce discomfort. Pressure with sterile gauze is applied immediately after injections to prevent bruising.
Chin enhancement fillers provide long lasting results that are easily reversible without the need for risky and expensive surgical chin implants.
How do dermal fillers work?
Modern dermal fillers are a gel like substance made of hyaluronic acid. This is a natural sugar present in our own skin. We synthesise it in a lab and expertly place it in facial tissues to improve structure and volume. Generally, we lose our hyaluronic acid as we age.
Filler is made of millions of tiny gel bubbles that act like a sponge to absorb 100 times its weight in water. Expertly placed, dermal fillers can create a stunning, natural contour to the face to reverse ageing, correct hollowing and can be used to augment your natural beauty.
How much does chin filler cost?
The cost of chin filler is $600/ml. Most patients achieve their desired results after 1-2ml.
Larger volumes of filler can be purchased in a package. See our prices page for more information.
How do I prepare for my chin filler appointment?
Preparing for your dermal filler treatment is quick and simple:
- Avoid wearing any makeup, sunscreen or skin care products to your appointment
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours before your treatment. This thins the blood, and causes vasodilation that can increase bruising.
Supplements/medications that make bruising more common are listed below:
- Ginko Biloba
- Vitamin E
- Fish oils
- Non steroidal anti-inflammatories
- Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to have your 3D photo taken, and numbing cream applied.
If any of these are prescribed, please check with your GP prior to stopping.
If you have any photos of yourself/influencers/models you like the look of and want to recreate, please show your injector on the day. This allows a better matching of your expectations with what our master injectors can reasonably provide.
Can I feel the filler under my skin once it's injected?
When experiencing dermal fillers for the first time, you may notice a firmness and sense a fullness in the area. This is completely normal and will resolving in 1-2 weeks.
It is not unusual to experience lumps, bumps and mild assymetry in the chin. This will resolve in 1-2 weeks. It is very rare that this persists past 2 weeks.
What can I do if I don't like the results of my chin filler?
Those new to dermal fillers are often conscious of looking ‘fake’ or ‘over-filled’.
Immediately after dermal fillers you will experience swelling, and if you are not used to the post filler puffiness, your filler may seem all a bit much. Occasionally, you may also see some asymmetry, which is usually due to swelling. 98% of the time, this all resolves within 2 weeks without the need for reversal.
In the rare event you are not happy with your filler, we will happily reverse it free of charge. This is easily performed with the enzyme hyalase.
Can chin filler move?
No. Once injected, dermal filler to the chin region stays exactly where it has been placed.
There are cases of ‘migration’, but this most likely occurs at the time of treatment and could be secondary to incorrect technique.
Our injectors are some of the most experienced, and highly sought after in the country.
Can chin filler help jowls?
Chin and jawline filler can help to soften and camouflage mild jowling. Dermal filler placed around the chin and ‘pre-jowl sulcus’ (the area immediately to the sides of the chin can help to crispen the jawline and significantly reduce the appearance of jowls.
Can chin filler help to smooth a chin cleft or chin dimples?
Yes. Chin filler can smooth a chin cleft (colloquially known as a ‘bum chin’), and can remove unwanted chin dimpling.
Can chin filler be used to elongate the face?
Yes. Chin filler can be used to elongate the face. Often this can be combined with muscle relaxant injections to the mentalis muscle (chin muscle) pulling the chin up/shortening the face and creating an overly deep ‘mental crease’ (crease between the lip and chin).
Can chin filler be used to balance the face?
Yes. Chin filler can be used to balance the face from a side profile perspective, bring the chin out to be more in line with the nose, and can make the nose look smaller/more in proportion as the side profile is harmonised.
Can chin filler be used for a square face?
Yes. Targeted injections of dermal filler to the chin can soften a square face, creating a more aesthetic, feminine V-shape to the lower face.
Can chin filler be used to treat a round face?
Yes. Chin filler can sharpen the lower face, creating a more aesthetic, V-shape and defining the jawline from the neck.
What are the advantages of chin filler over a chin implant?
Chin filler is a quick, safe, inexpensive procedure performed in less than 5 minutes with minimal pain and downtime.
If you are unhappy with the results it is easily reversed, or easily enhanced/sculpted to your unique desires.
Chin implants are expensive, have a risk of permanent nerve injury, have a long and painful downtime, involve placing a foreign body in the face and cannot be reversed without another round of expensive/painful surgery. They are however permanent, which is from our perspective the only benefit they hold over dermal fillers.
Does chin filler look like a ball?
No. Placed correctly, chin filler will not look like a ball.
Does chin filler help with a double chin?
Chin filler can help to enlongate the side profile and draw out the under chin area, hence making it less noticeable.
Chin filler camouflages under chin fat and makes a less acute angle between the chin and neck, making the under chin area appear less full.