What does it mean
Chin reshaping in terms of non surgical face lift using fillers usually signify chin enhancement or augmentation. This is achieved by using a hyaluronic acid based filler which is injected in the chin to improve its projection. Like any other hyaluronic acid based filler treatment, it is temporary and may need repeating in 12 months.
Why would you look at chin augmentation
Chin projection plays an important role in minimising sign of ageing as chin regression is a part of bony changes seen in ageing. So neglecting to include chin routinely as a part of global or perioral facial treatment plan for a non surgical lift means that you are losing a chance to enhance the results that you are trying to achieve and improve client satisfaction.
To understand this better think of how you look at yourself in front of the mirror. It is usually from the front and that is probably how most people will look at their profile in a mirror. But it is also our side profile which is an essential part of the facial appearance which contributes to the facial look. We are usually not aware of how our side profile looks and hence fail to recognise the contribution of facial features such as chin projection and the relationship between the chin, the lips and the nose. So when I look to treat a perioral area, I also consider the chin and the tip of nose to harmonise these features which produces a subtle but impressive difference in facial appearance
Finally to say that if treating the perioral area, besides the chin if one wants to achieve the full potential of facial enhancement , one needs to asses and treat any volume loss in area around the mouth, treat the angles of the mouth, the marionette lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the chin and the pre jowl area, which is the depression produced by the cheek jowls, and the chin and the area between the chin and the lips known as the submental area.
So here we have treated a client with Restylane (Hyaluronic acid based filler) with improvement of the upper lip volume. This helped in subtle projection of the upper lip and with better definition and also improving the lines on the upper lip. There is subtle eversion of the lower lip improving the harmony between the lips. The lower marionette line looks less prominent along with improved pre jowl sulcus. And obvious enhancement of the chin, producing significant but subtle improvement in the perioral appearance.