Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
Sometimes aesthetic treatments are dramatic and extensive, meant to make you look ten years younger or drop multiple sizes by contouring the body. But in some cases, aesthetic treatments can be about making just the smallest, most subtle refinement in order to improve confidence and change someone's perspective of themself.
While others might not even notice the appearance of a cleft chin, if it's something you're in any way self-conscious about, you may have a feeling of dissatisfaction every time you look in a mirror or see a picture of yourself. With just a simple, subtle procedure using dermal fillers, a skilled aesthetic practitioner can soften or eliminate the appearance of a chin cleft or chin "dimples" in just a short, virtually pain-free session.
What is a cleft chin?
A cleft chin, often referred to as a "dimpled" chin, is characterized by a noticeable crevice or dent on the chin. This sometimes prominent feature is the result of an indentation in the middle of the lower jaw, created by either underlying bone or muscle structure. The presence of a cleft chin is largely determined by genetic factors, and while some individuals embrace it as a unique and attractive trait, others may seek ways to soften or eliminate it.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a highly versatile cosmetic treatment designed to add volume, achieve contour, and refine various facial features. Often made using hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible ingredients, these injectable fillers are used by aesthetic medical professionals to address fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, facial asymmetry, and more, providing a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures. Widely known for their ability to restore a youthful appearance, dermal fillers have gained popularity in recent years as a simple and effective solution for facial enhancement.
How can dermal fillers fix a cleft chin?
Because of their simplicity and versatility, dermal fillers offer a transformative solution for individuals who want to adjust the appearance of their cleft chin without undergoing surgical interventions. This procedure involves strategically injecting the optimal filler into targeted areas around the chin to add volume and smooth the appearance of the cleft. By precisely administering the filler, a skilled practitioner can customize the treatment to match and enhance the unique facial anatomy and desired results of each patient.
The injection process is relatively quick and virtually painless, which makes it an appealing option for those with busy calendars. In addition, patients can expect minimal downtime, allowing them to resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. The results are instant in most cases, and patients will see a softened or eliminated cleft chin along with achieving a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile.
Are dermal fillers a permanent solution for a cleft Chin?
While dermal fillers provide a long-lasting solution for addressing a cleft chin, it's important to note that their effects are not permanent. The length of time that results last will vary depending on factors such as the type of filler used, individual metabolism, and lifestyle factors.
Generally, patients can enjoy the benefits of dermal fillers for several months to over a year before a maintenance session is needed or recommended to maintain optimal results. This shorter-term method can be advantageous for individuals who may want to explore different aesthetic preferences over time or those who want to get a feel for the adjustments before committing to a permanent alteration such as undergoing surgery.
The temporary nature of dermal fillers also allows for adjustments in subsequent sessions, ensuring that the results match any changing preferences or shifts in facial dynamics, perhaps due to aging.