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What Is A Weak Chin And How Can It Be Treated?

When you think about what makes someone look more attractive, we tend to look at bright eyes or fuller lips. But what really makes the difference is having facial features that create balance and are in proportion to each other.


The chin is an important part of this. Alongside the jawline, your chin helps to add definition and structure to the lower face. A well-proportioned chin can give you more symmetry and enhance your profile. A small or weak chin, on the other hand, can make other parts of your face look bigger and throw off the balance of your face. 


Here, at Time Clinic, we talk to people on a daily basis who want to correct a weak chin without having surgery. Whether you want a stronger chin and jawline or a rounder and softer-looking chin, we can help with our chin filler treatments. 




What is a weak chin?


When we talk about having a weak chin or recessed chin, we are referring to a chin that does not sit symmetrically with the jawline. It may not have a prominent position on the lower face and may appear to slope backwards. 


For some a weak chin may be the result of a medical condition known as retrognathia, or a receding chin. Most of the time, an under-projected chin is something that is genetic. If your parents have a small chin and jawline structure, you are more likely to develop the same. 


What are the main causes of a weak chin?


It is useful to understand the reasons why you have a small, weak or recessed chin. This will enable our aesthetic doctors and practitioners to build a tailored chin filler treatment plan to help you achieve the look you want. 


Genetics are perhaps the biggest reason you have a weak chin. This is true of people who have an underdeveloped jawbone which is a family trait. You will see this in your parents, grandparents and even your siblings. 


Other causes of an under-projected chin include:




As we get older, we start to lose volume, fat and tissue in our face, which includes in and around the chin area.


This is because we naturally see levels of collagen and elastin decline in our skin, which are two proteins that help give the skin its firmness and structure. This leads to sagging skin under the chin and across the jawline.


An overbite


This is when your front top teeth overlap your bottom teeth. This can lead to the position of your jaw being too far back, which means the chin and jawline look more weak. 


Overactive Muscles


Another reason for developing a weak or recessed chin is overly using the mentalis muscle. This is the muscle that is responsible for raising the skin on the chin and providing your lower lip with support. If this muscle is overly worked, it can pull the chin back and cause dimpling on the skin. 


Weak Chin Treatment


How do you fix a small or weak chin?


You may think that in order to add more shape and structure to a small chin you will need a chin implant or chin augmentation surgery. But this is not the case. 


At Time Clinic, we offer dermal filler treatment for the chin, which can help you see similar results without downtime or risk of scarring and infection. 


What is chin filler?


Chin filler treatment uses dermal fillers to help plump and add volume to hollow areas around the chin and jawline.


Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that uses a gel-like substance that contains hyaluronic acid. This helps to boost hydration in your skin to keep it looking fresh and youthful. 


Hyaluronic acid fillers also help to smooth out deep lines and wrinkles on the face. This includes chin dimples and lines around the mouth. 


Chin fillers can also help shape and lift the skin around the lower face. This makes them an ideal treatment for reducing a double chin. 


But dermal filler treatment is not just for the chin. We can treat other areas of the face including; the lips, cheeks, under-eye area (tear troughs) and smile lines (nasolabial folds). 


How does chin filler treatment work?


At Time Clinic, we provide every patient with a full consultation so that we can get to know more about them and their skin concerns.  


You will meet with one of our doctors or aesthetic practitioners who will assess your weak chin and decide on the best course of treatment. 


This will include determining whether dermal filler is right for you, and if it is, where you would benefit from chin fillers to create a more sculpted and defined look. 


If chin fillers are right for you, the treatment itself will take around 30-60 minutes. This will depend on where we will be injecting the filler and the results you are hoping to achieve. 


Before injecting dermal fillers, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the area. This will make the treatment more comfortable. But all you should feel is a slight scratch from the very fine needle. 


Chin filler treatment results 


You will start to see some visible results immediately, but you will need to give the chin fillers 1-2 weeks to fully settle and for your final results to show. 


The results of your chin filler treatment should last for at least 12 months. For some people, they can even last for up to 18 months. This will depend on how your body responds to the treatment and how quickly it breaks down the fillers.


Talk to the experts in dermal filler treatments


The aim of our chin filler treatment is to not only correct a weak chin but also to help you look and feel like the best version of yourself. Our expert team will take the time to get to know you and provide you with clear and honest advice on how to get the look you want. 


This all starts with an initial consultation where you can get the answers to your questions and learn more about dermal filler treatments. If you are ready to take the next step, get in touch with our clinic team today. 



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