Ripples, lines, and wrinkles are the result of how your muscles move and contract. While you might think of the mouth and forehead when hearing this, the contractions can affect your chin, too! The most common of these are chin dimples, and Botox is an excellent treatment option for them!
What Are Chin Dimples?
A dimpled look on the chin can occur when the mentalis muscle in the chin contracts. It creates a dimpled, pebbly appearance that looks like an orange peel (which is why it’s sometimes referred to as peau d’orange). As the mentalis muscle contracts more and more as you age, the appearance of chin dimples can worsen
However, because the cause is the muscles in the chin, Botox is an appropriate treatment! The injections are placed in overly active facial muscles to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles due to repetitive movements. For chin dimples, Botox relaxes the mentalis muscle to reduce the appearance of wrinkling.
An appointment with Hope Cosmetics can reverse the look of the dimples and make sure the chin stays relaxed, even when you’d contract the muscles subconsciously. How does it work?
What Goes Into Botox For Chin Dimples?
Before treatment, we cleanse the patient’s skin and mark where the Botox will be injected. Once we’ve made the injections, we apply light pressure to the area to prevent bruising. It may take several days to see an improvement in the appearance of the skin as the Botox infiltrates the muscle. The whole process takes no more than a minute – for women, two units per muscle is required; for men, it’s about three to five units.
It’s important to trust a professional with training and experience administering Botox. Nurse Hope will take care not to inject too laterally, avoiding inadvertent weakening of the depressor labii inferioris muscle, which lowers the bottom lip.
The injection must also not go too close to the lip or the surface, as we must avoid weakening a muscle called the orbicularis oris that surrounds the mouth; it helps with speech, eating, and facial expressions.
What Are The After Effects Of Botox For Chin Dimples?
The effect will kick in after 3 to 10 days and last between 2 and 7 months, depending on the Botox dosage required and the patient’s physiology. Some patients dissolve Botox faster than other patients.
After the injections, slight bruising may occur; you can safely conceal the bruises with make-up, and it should resolve itself in a few days. To maintain a smooth appearance, most clients come back annually to renew the Botox.
If you have chin dimples, don’t worry: Botox applied to the chin area can eliminate the peau d’orange look that can come with ageing. Come to Hope Cosmetics for a consultation!