Have wrinkles in your chin begun to give you a dimpled-chin look? Looking at yourself in the mirror can be depressing if you are used to a tighter, more toned appearance. Luckily, there are a few ways you can address and improve wrinkles in this area.
1. Plumping Serums
If your wrinkles are still pretty minor, one option is to use a plumping serum to add volume to the skin around your chin. These serums are sold in drugstores, and you typically apply them once or twice per day. The effects are temporary, as most of these serums work by mildly irritating the skin to trigger a little inflammation.
If you are looking for a longer-lasting and more effective solution, Botox services are an option. These injections are made from a bacterial toxin which, when injected into the skin, paralyzes certain muscles under the skin, keeping them relaxed. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles, including those in the chin. Botox injections are generally safe. They will only take your doctor a few minutes to administer. Many patients experience some redness and swelling which dissipates a day or two after the procedure. The results last several months.
3. Dermal Fillers
If your body does not react well to Botox, another option is to have dermal fillers injected. These substances actually add volume beneath and within your skin, which fills in wrinkles and dimples. There are many types of fillers, but collagen-based ones tend to work best in the chin area where wrinkles are deep. Fillers often last longer than Botox—some last as long as two years. However, they also tend to be more expensive.
4. Partial Facelift
If your chin wrinkles are due to sagging skin further up on your face, then your doctor may recommend a partial facelift. Incisions can be made at the base of your ears, and your skin tugged back and tucked from that point. Of course, there is far more recovery time associated with a facelift than with Botox or filler injections, but the results are more dramatic. Many patients try dermal fillers or Botox for a few years and then get a partial facelift later on once the wrinkles before more severe.
A dimpled and wrinkly chin can change your entire appearance. But whether your wrinkles are mild or deep, there are plenty of solutions to discuss with your doctor or cosmetic surgeon.