If you’re considering a chin implant but you’re not sure you’re ready for full-fledged surgery, you may want to try the injectable option first.
Juvederm, Artefill and even your own fat can all be used in the chin and jaw with results that last from a few months to many years, depending on the one you choose. Artefill, the latest filler to hit the market, has results that can last more than 5 years!
Our wide array of fillers can also be used in many ways to address your individual concerns, whether you’re looking to augment your chin without surgery, fill in marionette lines, lift up jowls, or plump up volume along the jaw line where youthful definition has been lost. Juvederm is even great for achieving full, plump lips!
Botox is also a great tool for improving the aesthic appearance of the chin. In fact, there are many people that unknowingly contract their chin muscles. This can cause a pebbling ordimpling of the skin overlying the chin. Some Botox injected in this muscle will relax the muscle and allow the soft tissue of the chin to move forward almost effectively as a chin implant.
There are many upsides to injectable fillers like Juvederm, Artefill and Botox. Patients often prefer the natural look of fillers verse the intrusive and often painful plastic surgery options. However, one of the downsides of injectables, and a concern we address with many of our clients, is the potential for temporary swelling and brushing.
The good news is that as the use of fillers continues to progress in what they can do, so do the technologies that go along with how they are injected – more precise instruments with smaller puncture marks that lead to a less chance of bruising and swelling.
As for other methods to keep bruising at bay: Prep yourself for a couple of weeks before your scheduled procedure. It is best to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and all other NSAIDS for two weeks prior to the procedure. In the end, the bruising and temporary swelling in fact temporary and is often minimal or even non existent in some patients. The healing time is a fraction of the time it takes to recover from invasive surgeries like facelifts and chin implants.
Interested in learning more about how Juvederm or our other injectables can help you with your aging concerns? Click the link below or give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION!