A hyaluronic acid injection into the chin in aesthetic medicine aims to remove signs of aging on the tip of the face or to change some specific aesthetic flaws, thanks to this non-surgical and non-invasive genioplasty.
Causes: where do chin defects come from?
The chin attracts the eye by closing the tip of a face and contributing to the expressions that emerge from it. This is true both from the side and from the front.
Anatomically, the chin consists of hard tissue (the union of the two mandibular symphyses) and soft tissue (the skin, subcutaneous fat and chin cap muscle).
Aesthetically, the harmony of the chin can be assessed both statically and dynamically, by estimating its volume, symmetry, height, width or length, at rest and in movement.
Chin disharmonies linked to its length: the crooked chin is a chin projected forward (progeny) giving a hard aspect to the face, while the receding chin is a chin pushed backward (retrogeny) giving a not very frank face.
These length irregularities may or may not affect the jaw (brachygnathia or prognathia), sometimes with a dental occlusion defect.
Chin dysharmonies related to its width: a chin that is too square is considered "masculine" whereas if it is too thin, it is seen as "feminine". A chin that is too square is related to an excess of soft tissue (mentalis) or hard tissue (bone that is too long or too wide).
- Dysharmonies of the chin related to its volume: the chin can be hollow (chin crease) or with excess fat (double chin).
How does a hyaluronic acid injection correct a chin?
A hyaluronic acid (HA) injection to the chin is aimed to restore structural losses encountered during volume or length abnormalities.
It also works in cases of soft tissue atrophy, but in no case if there is excess of hard bone (example of progeny because the mandibles are too long). However, some severe abnormalities (especially in excess) require chin plasty or genioplasty to correct them.
Medical genioplasty is performed by injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) into the chin to restore missing volumes.
The doctor always chooses a cohesive cross-linked HA for this area, so that it will settle well in the tissue despite gravity. This volumizing product will have a filling effect to recreate the lost or missing structure.
Indications: When to inject hyaluronic acid on the chin?
The AH chin injection allows to correct losses of chin volume, whether congenital or acquired.
Treating chin aging
Hyaluronic acid injection restores lost volumes, filling the submental groove that forms with age as a result of the melting of the underlying tissues. The filler smoothes the orange peel appearance frequently associated with this condition.
This volumizing product used in a medical facelift thus reshapes the contours of the distal part of the oval of the face, rejuvenating the corners of the lips and attenuating the jowls formed on top.
Treating aesthetic chin dysmorphosis
This non-surgical genioplasty is an augmentation genioplasty, in length or volume. It can be considered in its own right, or as part of a more complete medical profiloplasty including lip and medical rhinoplasty.
Length augmentation: medical mentoplasty by hyaluronic acid injection allows the correction of retrogenia (receding chin), in the form of an advancement genioplasty without surgery.
Increase in thickness: the volumizing product aims to give a more virile and massive chin, to enhance the features of a face by giving it more willpower.
Restoring balance to the chin promotes a more harmonious face, while changing the patient's expressions: it appears more straightforward, more willful, more confident.
Follow a hyaluronic acid chin injection procedure
This procedure is frequently performed at the Clinique des Champs Elysées New York. Your doctor selects a high molecular weight cross-linked HA with a fairly high volume. This HA is combined with lidocaine (local anesthetic) for a painless non-surgical mentoplasty.
Depending on the volume to be injected, the doctor can perform it either with a fine intradermal needle or with a foam cannula. Once the topping is done, the doctor will lightly massage the area to reshape the chin.
medical mentoplasty results
The after-effects of genioplasty without surgery are mild, with a small erythema or bruises. The edemas are usual and resolve in less than 10 days, on their own.
The result is immediately noticeable. However, the final result takes 10 to 15 days, once the edema has been resolved.
The chin forms a harmonious tip, changing the physiognomy of the face, which becomes moire defined.
As the hyaluronic acid is gradually and naturally resorbed, this result takes 12 to 18 months to set in, and then needs to be repeated, without waiting for the product to completely disappear.
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