What is the best treatment for a chin dimple? (Photo)
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Injectable filler smooths out chin dimples well
Botox for the chin
Thank you for your question CrystalDaniG. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. It can be used to improve dimples on the chin caused by an overactive mentalis muscle. Typically anywhere from two to eight units are injected in this area. I usually start with a low dose because if the Botox spreads a possible side effect is an asymmetric smile. If there is not enough improvement more can be added. If wrinkles are caused by overactive muscles as are typically seen in the chin, the best treatment is to use Botox to relax the muscle. If wrinkles are due to volume loss, the fillers work best to restore lost volume. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Chin dimpling is usually caused by an overactive mentalis muscle. The mentalis is a muscle pair on the tip of the chin that helps control the movement of the lower lip. Patients with this kind of dimpling can often experience great improvement in the appearance of the chin with neuromodulator injections.
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Chin Dimple options
The jaw is created when 3 layers of tissues from the developing fetus join in the middle. While the paired mentalis muscles pull the chin upward, they may not have fused together leaving a dimple. It is also possible the symphysis of the joining jaw bones have left a cleft under the skin, fat and muscle.
Options to rid of a dimpled chin depend on where the separation is.
Consider as you did:
- Botox as well as,
- Filler in the dermis, fatty layer, muscle layer
- Filler along the bone
- a chin implant
- jaw surgery.
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Chin Dimples -- Combine Botox/Dysport and Fillers
Hope that helps and best of luck,
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