A small chin and weak jawline often result in facial imbalance that results in a less attractive and weak appearance.
Filler to the chin and jawline may provide more facial balance and harmony. Chin deficiency is usually apparent on looking at a person’s side profile, where the chin should align with a vertical line drawn through the philtrum (junction between the nose and upper lip). At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we use fillers and chin implants to enhance facial balance and proportions. In addition, there can be additional changes in the chin enhanced by ageing including a more prominent chin crease below the lips caused by tissue loss and sagging skin. This can lead to more sagging skin, resulting in a dimpled appearance of the chin or a ‘witchy chin look’.
Weak chin and facial imbalance
Using longer-acting HA-fillers using Phi Golden Ratio to give natural-looking results
Gold standard FDA-approved fillers with cannula ‘no-needle technique’ by facial specialist expertise
Lasts between 12-18 months (exact duration varies from person to person)
Quantity dependent, average quantity 1-2 vials of filler
Mild redness, swelling for 1-5 days, rarely bruising, very rarely infection
Most patients return to normal activity the next day
Fillers to chin & lips, skin rejuvenation
We offer long-term surgical enhancement (chin implant)
Chin fillers provide the face with improved proportions and defines the jaw so that facial features are in better harmony. It can be done non-surgically with the use of fillers or more permanently through surgery with a chin implant, but this involves downtime with bruising and swelling up to six weeks after treatment. Chin fillers offer a non-invasive, non-surgical chin augmentation treatment that’s quick, safe and effective for a natural, balanced aesthetic appearance. Filler injections to the cheeks can restore lost volume and can create a fuller, more youthful appearance. In addition, fillers can be used to enhance natural curves and emphasise feminine parts of the female face and masculine parts of the male face.
We specialise in natural-looking results. We believe in a natural augmentation of the chin area. Our aestheticians have pioneered research in the area of facial beauty and this has been published in the mainstream media and multiple TV Channels. We have also developed the application of the Phi Golden Ratio (used in many of the most famous Renaissance paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci) to the human face and we have multiple trained specialists at The Centre to apply the principles of this facial balance and beautification technique. At The Centre we have treated many celebrities and A-listers with these techniques to enhance natural beauty, a term we describe as Beautification of the Face, enhancing the natural Phi Golden Ratio Lines. Of key importance with filler rejuvenation is avoiding excessive filler use as this no longer looks natural or beautiful. The key application of filler in specific areas of the face differs depending on each individual’s facial characteristics. The application of chin filler is different in masculine and feminine faces. In women, it is focused along the Phi Golden Ratio lines of the cheek. In men, it focuses along the lines of the chin and jawline. If you have already had treatment that has been excessive it may be necessary to dissolve the existing filler or wait for the filler to resolve. At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we only specialise in natural-looking results
We use a combination of treatments to minimise discomfort, these include the use of a powerful numbing local anaesthetic cream that is specially made for us. We use state-of-the-art cannula (no-needle) technique to minimise discomfort.
We use fillers that have incorporated anaesthetic into the injectable fillers to increase patient comfort. At The Harley Street Face Clinic, we use additional numbing and vibration devises that use the Nobel Prize-winning research on ‘The Gate Control Theory of Pain” to minimise discomfort. We take the above measures to ensure most patients only experience minor discomfort.
Studies on the safety of fillers have reported filler treatments as relatively safe with few side effects when completed by trained specialists. Recorded adverse events are usually minor including temporary injection site redness for less than three days. Patients may occasionally report temporary symptoms of redness, swelling, discomfort, lumps-bumpy changes, bruising, itching or change in colour. Infection is very rare however it is important that the treatment is completed in a CQC registered site (Care Quality Commission) and sterile precautions when having filler treatments. At The Centre, all treatments are completed in our specialist Facial Centre on Harley Street. Serious side effects such as damage to the skin (termed Necrosis) or damage to vision have very rarely been reported. Our staff have pioneered the teaching of other doctors to avoid these serious issues in both National and International Conferences since 2012. Fillers are currently lacking from regulation, which remains a controversy in the UK. Precautions can be taken with competent practitioners to avoid these serious complications.
We use a combination of treatments to focus on a natural rejuvenation that is both safe and long-lasting. Over the last 5-years, fillers have become more and more popular as both the product has reached new levels of quality and safety and our techniques and skills at using them have matured with experience. Our team has been using non-surgical treatments with patients for over ten years. We believe that it is important to avoid potential issues, we believe that there are certain products that are associated with higher risks, including permanent and semi-permanent fillers. In some patients, this can result in long-term issues. In addition, a number of highly marked products have shown to have minimal results, many patients have come to us disappointed by the lack of results from treatments including Thermage, Ultherapy and thread lifts. We do not offer any of these treatments which have minimal results.
Some patients may have a facial anatomy which is characterised by marked recession of the chin and these patients are better suited to a surgical correction including a chin implant.