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Chin

Close-up of woman’s lower face and chin in relation to cosmetic injections

Chin

Our lower faces are highly dynamic, with the mouth and chin constantly moving as we talk. This range of movement allows us to express complex thoughts and emotions, to subtly smile and to laugh wholeheartedly. However, time and harsh environments can leave their mark on our lower faces.

Older woman with nasolabial folds and marionette lines for which cosmetic injectables may be used

The effect of ageing on the lower face and chin

Natural compounds including collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin help to give young skin its full and firm appearance. From our twenties onwards, production of these compounds steadily decreases, leading to a loss of elasticity and firmness and the formation of wrinkles. During our thirties and forties, dynamic wrinkles appear in areas that regularly move, while static wrinkles appear elsewhere. Nasolabial folds (smile lines) form between the nose and mouth; wrinkles may develop at the corner of the mouth; and pronounced ‘marionette’ lines may develop between the edge of the mouth and chin. Meanwhile, bone loss in the chin may lead to a loss of facial definition and contours. Exposure to harsh sunlight has a cumulative effect that becomes especially apparent in the forties and fifties.

Aesthetic treatments for the lower face and chin

Dermal fillers, collagen stimulators and skin hydration boosters are three potential treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and restoring lost volume to the lower face and chin.

Filling-style dermal fillers are used to reduce lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (laugh lines). When placed in the deeper layers of the skin, fillers provide a consistency that is soft and yet firm enough to provide volume and shape. Lifting-style dermal fillers are used to enhance and maintain facial shape, angles and contours. They may be used to compensate for the effect that bone loss in the chin has on appearance. Collagen stimulators contain a biodegradable substance that, when injected in the deeper layers of the skin, helps stimulate the skin’s own natural collagen production, improving its inner structure. They may be used on areas including smile lines, laugh lines and chin wrinkles. Skin hydration boosters, meanwhile, are used to increase hydration in areas that feel dry, that have lost elasticity, or where fine lines and wrinkles have started to appear. They may be used on fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

Click here to read more about dermal fillers, here to read about collagen stimulators and here to find out more about skin hydration boosters.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

The below gallery shows examples of how patients appeared before and after treatment with cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers, skin hydration boosters and collagen stimulators used on the lower face and chin.

Before & After

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Christina_BEFORE
Irina_Sagtegen_BEFORE
Jessica_BEFORE
Shahrul_BEFORE
Sibel_Ama_BEFORE
Jenny_Sheleby_BEFORE
Katriina_BEFORE
Rafat_Klan_BEFORE
Hillary_Durham_BEFORE
Sanne_Friis_BEFORE
Kathy_Chan_BEFORE
Maria_BEFORE
Sofia_BEFORE
Yohan_Vandemberg_BEFORE
Catherine_BEFORE
Ninorta_BEFORE
Jean-Paul_Pietrus_BEFORE
Christina_BEFORE
Irina_Sagtegen_BEFORE
Jessica_BEFORE
Shahrul_BEFORE
Sibel_Ama_BEFORE
Jenny_Sheleby_BEFORE
Katriina_BEFORE
Rafat_Klan_BEFORE
Hillary_Durham_BEFORE
Sanne_Friis_BEFORE
Kathy_Chan_BEFORE
Maria_BEFORE
Sofia_BEFORE
Yohan_Vandemberg_BEFORE
Before Catherine_BEFORE
After Catherine_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown lines and crow's feet;
  • Dermal fillers: under eyes, cheeks, smile lines and lips.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Ninorta_BEFORE
After Ninorta_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown and smile lines; 
  • Dermal fillers: cheeks and smile lines.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Jean-Paul_Pietrus_BEFORE
After Jean-Paul_Pietrus_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, smile lines and jawline.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Christina_BEFORE
After Christina_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown and smile lines; 
  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, smile lines and lips. 
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Irina_Sagtegen_BEFORE
After Irina_Sagtegen_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, nose, chin and lips
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Jessica_BEFORE
After Jessica_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers: forehead, cheekbones, cheeks, nose, lips and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Shahrul_BEFORE
After Shahrul_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers:  cheekbones, nose, cheeks and smile lines
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Sibel_Ama_BEFORE
After Sibel_Ama_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, lips and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Jenny_Sheleby_BEFORE
After Jenny_Sheleby_AFTER
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  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, smile lines and lips;
  • Skin hydration boosters: cheeks
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Katriina_BEFORE
After Katriina_AFTER
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  • Skin hydration boosters: forehead, cheeks, smile lines and lines around the mouth.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Rafat_Klan_BEFORE
After Rafat_Klan_AFTER
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  • Skin hydration boosters: cheeks and smile lines
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Hillary_Durham_BEFORE
After Hillary_Durham_AFTER
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  • Collagen stimulator: cheeks, smile lines  and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Sanne_Friis_BEFORE
After Sanne_Friis_AFTER
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  • Collagen stimulator: cheeks, smile lines and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Kathy_Chan_BEFORE
After Kathy_Chan_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown lines; 
  • Dermal fillers: under eyes, cheekbones, cheeks and smile lines.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Maria_BEFORE
After Maria_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown lines and crow's feet; 
  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, smile lines, lips and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Sofia_BEFORE
After Sofia_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown lines and crow's feet; 
  • Dermal fillers: cheeks, smile lines, lips and chin.
  • Individual results may vary.
Before Yohan_Vandemberg_BEFORE
After Yohan_Vandemberg_AFTER
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  • Anti-wrinkle treatments: frown lines and crow’s feet; 
  • Dermal fillers: cheeks and smile lines.
  • Individual results may vary.