What kind of treatment will permanently get rid of 'pebbly' or cobblestone chin?

I'm still in my late teens but I've noticed that I have what people call a cobblestone chin. Coupled with a few clogged pores in that area makes it look even worse. I've heard Botox is the best treatment for this problem, but what I'm looking for is a permanent fix. Or will the muscles on the chin eventually weaken if I inject Botox regularly?

Doctor Answers 4

Peau d'orange appearance of chin

The cobblestoned appearance of your chin is due to the action of the underlying muscle (mentalis). Botox is an effective way to relax this muscle and prevent it from creating that "pebbly" look.. 5-10 units are usually sufficient to produce a nice result. It is not, however, permanent, and results will typically last ~3 months.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What kind of treatment will permanently get rid of 'pebbly' or cobblestone chin?

The pebbled appearance of the chin can be improved with 10 units of Botox. Over time, the pebbled appearance may become less noticeable and less Botox may be needed.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for Cobblestone Chin

Botox can work well for cobblestone chin. It does not take many units and it's only one or two injections. The effects are temporary and would need to be repeated, but it's a quick and straightforward treatment in my hands. Can't say for sure without seeing it in person. Best of luck.

Richard Ort, MD
Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox for Cobblestone Chin

I like Botox for a cobblestone / pebbly chin. I do not think that there is a good permanent fix. A laser or chemical peel or series of peels may provide a more permanent improvement.

Robert Strimling, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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