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Non-surgical chin augmentation usually has two distinct purposes: to add definition to a small, weak jaw line through the use of dermal fillers or to feminise the appearance of the jaw line by reducing a broad face through the use of Botox.
When talking about chin augmentation using dermal fillers, the aim is to give the patient a more clearly defined, stronger jaw line that will improve their appearance and profile.
Dermal fillers provide a safe, non-surgical method of correcting the volume lost through facial ageing. They can be used to restore facial balance, create symmetry and improve the definition of normal facial features, such as the chin and cheeks.
The new injection technique is very comfortable – the fillers are slowly injected into the targeted areas around your jaw line – and the recovery period is minimal. The results with dermal filler treatments for chin augmentation are immediate (although it may take three to four weeks for the swelling from the procedure to fully settle) and will typically last nine to 12 months.
Surgical alternatives for chin augmentation include a chin implant, or bone, tissue or fat grafting. However, chin implants can be problematic because of the risk of infection or movement.
At Aesthetic Virtue in London, we use Restylane SubQ, a hyaluronic acid specially formulated for facial reshaping and contouring. The gel in Restylane SubQ biodegrades naturally over time and has a proven track record as a tolerable, safe dermal filler.
We also use Juvederm VOLUMA. This is the latest generation of hyaluronic acid volumisers from Juvederm and has been specifically formulated to restore lost facial volume, giving a fantastically natural end result. The gel in this dermal filler also biodegrades naturally and safely, with the results of each treatment typically lasting six to 18 months.
Patients express a high level of satisfaction with each of these products.
Juvederm Voluma or Sub Q: £720 for the first syring | £600 for each syringe thereafter
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What are dermal fillers?
Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body. As we grow older, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body starts to decrease (from our late 20s onwards), leaving skin which is dry and less hydrated. Injecting fillers into the skin is a method of restoring volume where it is depleted, or enhancing areas that lack volume.
What happens during the treatment?
At Aesthetic Virtue, we offer a thorough consultation which includes a discussion with the patient of the perceived problems and areas to be treated, facial examination and explanation of the various treatment options. A consent form is signed and pre-treatment photos are taken. Following a choice of numbing cream or local anaesthetic (depending on the area to be treated), the substance (which is in gel form) is injected into the dermis (middle layer of the skin) in small increments using a very fine needle. Results are immediately apparent. The treatment is carried out with the patient holding a mirror to judge the results and volume.
How long does the treatment take?
The injecting time can vary as this is volume dependent. It usually takes between ten and 30 minutes per area.
How quickly will I notice an effect?
The change in volume is immediately noticeable. However, it is common for the treated area to be a little bit red, swollen or even slightly bruised for a short while after.
How long do the effects of the treatment usually last?
This is highly dependent on individual variation and the area of the anatomy into which the filler is injected. Other factors such as smoking, age, degree of correction required, volume injected, type of filler etc. also contribute to this variable.
What are the possible side effects?
This is a very safe procedure in the hands of highly skilled and experienced practitioners, such as those found at Aesthetic Virtue. Common side-effects include redness, bruising and swelling and mild lumpiness. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruises may last a couple of days.
Are there any possible serious complications?
Complications are very rare with dermal fillers but can include infection, severe bruising, cyst formation, granuloma formation, asymmetrical results or skin necrosis.
Is this treatment reversible?
Treatments with hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed using hyalase to dissolve the product.
Avoid applying make-up over the treated area. Very gentle massage and an ice pack may help reduce the swelling and bruising. Sleep on two pillows for the first night to help alleviate any swelling, avoid hot baths, showers, saunas and strenuous exercise, as well as alcohol for four to six hours post treatment.
Please click on the names below to read some of our patients testimonials...
Mr Patel, South London
Miss Calu, London
Mrs Keystowe, Kensington
Mr McEverly, Essex
Mrs Lumley, London
Miss Iliff, London
All my questions were addressed, treatment options, outcomes, potential side effects and after-care instructions were very clear. And the procedure was far less painful than I had imagined!
A gentle hand… you might have very possibly cured my needle-phobia finally! And thank goodness, as everybody thinks I’m looking younger and fresher now!
A clinic that insists on natural results! Fabulous! Now I’m loving the compliments.
Dr Raina has been my doctor for the last 18 months, and she will be for many months longer.
Recently my 20 year old daughter (who has beautiful full lips) told me she wanted to get her lips enlarged and that she had already spoken to another doctor about it, who was willing to do it for her. I took her along with me to discuss it with Dr Raina who explained to her that her natural lips are very nice and in proportion with the rest of her face. She mentioned that more volume will ruin the proportions and she would look ‘done’. We are both very grateful for the honesty there.
A very professional, honest and straightforward doctor with surgical skills to match! My right earlobe split 6 years ago, and I was too anxious to have it repaired.
Now, I have no idea why I didn’t get it done sooner!
After discussing the pros and cons of removing the mole on my face, I finally underwent the procedure. Three months on, I am very pleased with the result. I appreciate the no frills honesty and straightforwardness.
Highly professional… I will certainly be recommending you.