Can Botox Address Chin Dimpling?
Having a chin you’re not proud of can cause a lack of confidence. The mouth and chin are not only the prime focal point of the lower face but also the most dynamic, with forty muscles working overtime to convey our emotions.
Botox and other cosmetic treatments targeting these muscles can result in significant aesthetic improvements. Botox injections to the chin can help give it a smoother and less dimpled appearance.
Chin Dimpling – Why Is It Happening to Me?
Chin dimpling is also commonly referred to as an “orange peel” or “golf ball” chin. It is usually caused by repeated contractions of the mentalis, which is the chin muscle. Over time, these contractions leave lots of thin or cross-hatched lines across the surface of the chin.
Can Chin Wrinkles Be Treated with Botox?
Chin wrinkles are usually fine and shallow, which makes them very easy to treat with Botox. Most patients seeking treatment are looking to eliminate a bumpy texture that has developed on the front area of their chin due to a hyperactive mentalis muscle.
Botox stops unwanted movement of the chin, softening the creases over time until they eventually disappear completely. Depending on the depth of a patient’s wrinkles or the presence of acne scars, practitioners may choose to combine the Botox treatment with other injectables.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator that’s great at resolving the stress lines and expression lines on your face. It’s one of the most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation. Botox relaxes your facial muscles in order to smooth away age lines.
This treatment is one of the quickest and easiest ways to correct the appearance of chin wrinkles. It does so by relaxing the musculature in the chin area.
The treatment is very effective. In most instances, the frequency of the injections can be reduced over time while retaining the quality of the results.
How Does Botox Work?
The purpose of the treatment is to produce a controlled weakness of the chin muscles by injecting small strategically placed amounts of Botox in the area. It is injected right into your facial muscles.
Typically, about ten Botox units are used across four injection points on the chin and mouth. The injections are placed superficially to avoid any deep nerves, as Botox affects the nerve endings to prevent molecular signals from being transmitted to the muscles.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results are dependent on each person’s individual case, as each patient’s body metabolizes the neuromodulator at different rates. In general, results using Botox injections normally last up to three to four months. It is safe for the treatment to be repeated once the results have worn off.
Contact Us for a Botox Consultation
To learn more about Botox and how it can rejuvenate your chin, schedule an appointment for a consultation with a member of our experienced and highly qualified staff. Our staff has helped countless patients discover optimal results in the chin region with Botox. Contact Sudbury Med Spa to schedule your consultation today!