Weak chin causes and treatments, Marylebone, London

 Have you ever stopped to consider the impact your chin has on your overall facial attractiveness? Though it may not be the first thing people notice, the size, definition, and proportion of your chin can dramatically affect your profile and overall appearance. Chin augmentation is one of the most underrated injectable procedures, yet it has the power to transform a weak or receding chin and restore balance between your nose, lips, and chin. This simple procedure can work wonders in enhancing your facial features and boosting your confidence.

What causes a weak chin?

In most cases, a weak chin is simply due to genetics. They were born with a lack of “projection” in the chin area, which affects the bone structure and fatty chin pad at its tip. However, this condition can also develop with age as fat and bone tissue degrade, leading to a receding chin. A weak or receding chin means there is less definition in your jawline and can make your face look out of proportion. As such, a better-structured chin can make a dramatic difference to the facial profile.

How can I tell if I have a weak chin?

When it comes to assessing the ideal chin position, there are a couple of things to consider. One key factor is the frontmost point of the chin, which should be aligned with the lips when viewed from the side. You can check this out by having someone take a profile photo of you. Another handy tool is the Rickett’s Esthetic Line, which is a straight line drawn from the tip of the nose to the tip of the chin. To make this line, you can either use a pencil or your index finger. Place your index finger on the tip of your nose and the base of your index finger at the tip of your chin. The ideal position for your lips is two to four millimetres from this line. For people with a weak chin, the Rickett’s Esthetic Line either touches or goes through the lips, which can impact the overall facial harmony and balance.

How to restore a weak or receding chin non-surgically

Injectable fillers can be used to make the chin project a little further forward, and also to strengthen an indistinct jawline. The safest type of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a non-permanent substance that is naturally found in our bodies and breaks down over time. Fillers can add shape and definition to a weak chin and contour the jawline to improve the appearance of the chin. They can add projection to a flat chin or make a small chin larger with results lasting for up to 24 months, depending on the product used.

HArmonyCa – a new hybrid  filler – can also transform the lower face very effectively. It blends two ingredients – hyaluronic acid, the main component of traditional dermal fillers, and calcium hydroxyapatite – to give both an immediate effect and a slow-release, long-lasting lift to the face that continues to improve over 9 months.

Is chin filler right for me?

In most cases, dermal fillers can offer a good alternative to surgery for those with a weak or receding chin. Not everyone will be suitable for treatment so you will need to consult with a medical practitioner who is experienced in the treatment to understand whether it’s right for you. Like other areas of the face, dermal fillers can be used to add shape and definition to the chin and to enhance the natural profile by adding projection.

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