Can Botox be Used to Get Rid of Dimples in the Chin?

What is a pebble chin?

Pebble chin is a condition caused by excessive flexing of the chin muscles. For those with this condition it appears that their chin is bumpy and uneven. This condition easily treated with Botox injections relaxes the chin muscles that cause the uneven appearance.

As we age, many begin to notice subtle changes in their facial anatomy. Besides the more obvious areas such as droopy eyes, laugh lines, or thinner lips, they also note changes to the chin area.

The main muscle in the chin is called the mentalis muscle. Although, a very small muscle, it can become quite strong with repeated contraction, and for some people, it is common to carry a lot of tension in the lower part of the face unconsciously. A repeated and ongoing contraction of the mentalis muscle of the chin leads to a dimpling condition, similar to the texture of an orange peel, called "pebble chin". Hyperactivity of the mentalis muscle makes the chin look very uneven, rough and bumpy, thus the name “pebble chin.” Very small doses of Botox Cosmetic allows for a nice relaxation of the muscle with an overall softening of the chin. Technique is extremely important when determining how many units of Botox are required for this technique so make certain that your Botox injection treatment doctor is knowledgeable about facial anatomy before attempting the procedure.

Other ways to improve the appearance of the chin?

Another concern is the changing shape of the chin area. One will see pockets of lost volume to the sides of the chin. This is addressed with the use of dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. By restoring volume to the chin with Restylane and Juvederm, a more balanced, youthful appearance will be realized to the lower third of the face.

If you are in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Anaheim, Torrance, Irvine, Redondo Beach, Santa Ana, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes contact Dr. Harold Kaplan at Celibre , they specialize in shaping the face; the key recipe is balance and symmetry to provide a very natural but appealing outcome. 

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