A common concern for many patients is a weak chin. Traditionally, surgery has been performed for correction. We now have non-surgical options that provide outstanding results.
What is a weak chin?
A weak chin described the condition where the chin is not balanced with the rest of the face. This has to do with the anatomy of the face. There are many bones in the face that provide the structural support. In the lower face, there is a bone that provides support for the upper teeth and another that provides support for the lower teeth and chin. In some people the lower bone does not project forward enough, making the position of the tip of the chin behind that of the upper lip. This makes the chin appear out of balance with the rest of the face.
How can a weak chin be treated?
Now with the use of fillers we can treat a weak chin without surgery. Fillers are used to restore lost volume in the face and in other places of the body. The filler that works best in this area is Voluma. Voluma is a filler in the Juvederm family that works well to volumize and restructure the face. The active ingredient in Voluma is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the area to provide volume and structure. Depending on the person and their individual appearance, different amounts of product can be used. The patient shown here received two syringes of Voluma to enhance her weak chin. Now the chin appears balanced with the rest of her face. Small changes wuch as this can make a big difference in a person’s appearance. The best thing about Voluma is that people will enjoy their results for two years or more in this area.