Frequently Ask Questions
WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA?
Juvederm is a facial filler made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to bind water to cells. Juvederm Voluma is a very cohesive filler that is an excellent choice for areas like the cheeks and chin. It has also been shown to last up to two years in clinical studies. Like other hyaluronic acid fillers, it appears smooth and natural when placed in the chin.
WHAT IS RADIESSE?
Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite. It is an excellent filler for areas such as the cheeks and chin. Radiesse creates a natural result that lasts for approximately six to twelve months.
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED FOR LIQUID CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Most chin enhancement procedures are performed with topical anesthesia. There is typically minimal pain associated with chin augmentation.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED RECOVERY AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Some minor swelling is expected, which usually resolves within one to two days. A small percentage of patients will also develop minor bruising that can usually be covered with makeup. Patients should avoid exercise for twenty-four hours after the procedure to minimize swelling. Otherwise, patients can resume work and normal activities.
WHAT IS LIQUID CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Liquid chin augmentation is an office-based procedure that enhances the appearance of the chin and lower face. Materials most commonly used for these procedures are Juvederm Voluma and Radiesse. Patients who seek chin augmentation have a desire for more chin projection with better definition. By adding volume to the chin and lower jawline, the skin below the chin is also tightened, often improving the neckline as well.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIQUID CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Any individual who desires improved chin shape and projection may be a good candidate for chin augmentation. Patients who would like to avoid surgery or an implant, but would like to improve the appearance of their chin, would also be good candidates as well.
HOW DO YOU AVOID AN UNNATURAL LOOKING CHIN?
Creating a natural appearing chin requires artistry, good judgment, and excellent technique.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF CHIN AUGMENTATION LAST?
The results of liquid chin augmentation vary from patient to patient. However, in experienced hands, the results should last at least nine to twelve
months, or even up to two years in some cases.