What Is the Best Filler for Chin Augmentation?
If you’re unhappy with the shape or profile of your chin but would prefer to avoid undergoing invasive and permanent chin implant surgery, chin augmentation with filler could be the ideal, non-invasive solution.
But what is the best filler for chin augmentation? With several competing filler brands on the market, it can be difficult to understand how they differ and decide which filler is best for you.
If you’re feeling a little confused about it all, here’s a quick run-down on the various fillers used for chin augmentation.
What are the options for chin augmentation with dermal fillers?
When considering treatment with dermal fillers, there is a variety of products available to select from.
While it’s important to note that Juvederm Voluma is the only dermal filler with FDA-approval for treatment on the chin, some practitioners may choose to use other products such as Restylane Defyne, Radiesse, Bellafill, Revanesse, Versa and RHA to perform chin augmentation.
What is the best filler for chin augmentation—the key differences
The key point of distinction between the various dermal filler products is the primary ingredient used. Apart from synthetic dermal fillers (such as Sculptra), the most common chin or jaw fillers typically feature either a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) base (such as Juvederm or Restylane), or a Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) base (such as Radiesse).
While HA and CaHA fillers each work to add volume and stimulate the production of collagen, there are a few key differences between these types of fillers including:
● CaHA fillers have a thicker consistency, meaning they typically last a little longer than HA fillers
● most HA fillers include a numbing agent (Lidocaine), which can minimize any discomfort during treatment
● HA fillers can be quickly dissolved by injecting hyaluronidase. The results produced by CaHA fillers can’t be reversed, so if a patient is unhappy with the results, they will need to wait until the filler is naturally absorbed by the body.
How long do fillers last in the chin?
Regardless of the type of filler you use, you can expect the filler to last for at least six to nine months, however fillers often last for around 12-18 months, or even as long as two years in some patients.
As the filler will be gradually metabolized by the body, your doctor may recommend refresher injections every six months or thereabouts to maintain optimal results.
How much chin filler do I need?
The amount of filler required will depend on the individual patient. As a general guide, a syringe typically contains 1.0cc of filler, and most chin augmentation patients will require 1-2 syringes (cc’s). However, some patients may require significantly more.
Overfilling is a common concern for patients—your doctor should administer the filler incrementally to progressively assess the changes and avoid overfilling. You may also require less filler if some filler is still present from a previous treatment, or any existing filler may need to be dissolved prior to undergoing additional treatment.
Considering chin augmentation with fillers?
What’s more important than your choice of filler, is who you choose to perform your chin augmentation procedure. You should always choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Orloff at Burbank Plastic Surgery.
Find out more about Dr. Orloff and non-surgical chin augmentation with facial fillers, or request a consultation for a personalized assessment.