The chins of some individuals may look weak or under-formed and can give a 'jowled' look. Some individuals lose their definition due to loss of bone with time. It may also be hereditary. A weak chin can play an important role in diminishing a person’s overall appearance. The chin can be augmented with dermal fillers.
In some individuals, chins are prominent. This can be hereditary or may stem from overuse of the chin muscles. If the individual with an overly prominent chin also has a sunken prejowl sulcus, then dermal fillers will help contour and balance the chin with the rest of the face. If overdevelopment of the chin muscle is a contributing factor, then Botulinum Protein (Muscle Relaxing Injections) into the tip of the of the chin will soften the overdeveloped muscle and reduce the chin.
Some people develop a rough skin texture on the front area of the chin that can look like an orange peel, hence the name, peau d’orange. This c rêping of the skin is due to repeated contractions of the chin muscle. Over time, the contractions may result in numerous thin, cross-hatched lines that give the chin this undesirable look. This can be treated with Botulinum Protein (Muscle Relaxingh Injections) which relaxes the muscles in the chin so that the grooves on the chin fade.
The mental crease is a horizontal groove between the chin and the area below the lips. The mental crease can be a single deep groove, or a combination of more than one line or groove. It is formed near the top of the chin (mentalis) muscle. The mental crease can contribute to an aging puckered look of the mouth area. It can also make an overly pronounced chin look even more exaggerated or “witch” like. This can be treated with Botulinum Protein (Muscle Relaxing Injections) and dermal fillers.