The chin crease (or ‘mental crease’) is the horizontal crease that forms between the bottom lip and chin. A deep crease means that there is less support for the lower lip and that the chin can appear to protrude further forward. Chin creases may be genetic but can also become more prominent with age. Dermal filler can be used to safely and effectively fill a chin crease, give better support to the lower lip and reduce the appearance of a protruding chin.
Dermal filler is a substance that is injected into the dermis of the skin in order to plump the area. Although there are many different types of fillers, the most popular are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, which are naturally produced. Dermal fillers can have different structures and consistencies that make them more suitable for treatment of different areas. By injecting dermal filler into the chin crease, we can build volume and achieve a natural smoothing of the crease. This often helps to improve the shape of the bottom lip, by providing better support to the lip tissue, and to reduce the appearance of a protruding chin, by blending the chin with surrounding structures.