What are the potential side effects of chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation with dermal fillers is a safe and well tolerated procedure. The most common side effects are:
- mild itching and swelling
- bruising (often mild)
- Mild asymmetry (usually resolves on its own within 2 weeks)
These issues usually resolve in 1-4 days.
At Contour Clinics, we specialise in LED light therapy to help prevent bruising post treatment. We also have specialist lasers to treat post filler bruising, on the uncommon occasion it occurs. More serious side effects are rare and will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Is chin filler safe?
All cosmetic procedures carry risk. However, the staff at Contour Clinics are among the most highly trained and sought after injectors in the country.
All of our dermal fillers used in chin augmentation are TGA and FDA approved for use in facial augmentation.
What are my aftercare instructions post chin filler?
Chin filler can be tender post treatment. Take care not to put any pressure on the chin for several days post procedure. Other instructions include:
- Avoid hot environments including saunas, spas and hot yoga
- No intensive exercise on the day of treatment
- No excessive alcohol on the day of treatment
- No active skin care products for 24 hours.
Who should not receive chin fillers?
There are several scenarios that are considered unsuitable/unsafe for dermal filler treatments including:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Previous hypersensitivity or allergy to dermal fillers
- Active infection in the area to be treated
- Unreasonable expectations of dermal filler results.
Can chin filler be dissolved?
Yes. In the event you are not happy with the look of your filler, or you experience a rare medical complication, chin filler can be reversed immediately and easily with an injection called hyalase.
This breaks down cross-links between hyaluronic acid molecules, to allow the body to metabolise them easily. Reversal occurs immediately.
Does chin filler swell?
Yes. As with most dermal fillers, there is mild swelling post procedure.
Often swelling is not noticeable to the naked eye, but can cause a tenderness and mild pain for 1-2 days.
Swelling typically resolves in 1-2 weeks.
Does chin filler bruise?
There is a small chance of bruising post chin filler.
Bruising is typically mild and easily covered by makeup.