Botox for Dimpled Chin

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A dimpled look to the chin can occur when the mentalis muscle is contracted. This dimpled, pebbly, or orange peel (peau d'orange) appearance can be reversed with the application of botox to the chin muscle, causing the area to remain in a relaxed state even when contracted.

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

No

Cost

$10 - $1150

Before & After Images by Provider

Botox for Dimpled Chin Before, Female 35 - 831Botox for Dimpled Chin After, Female 35 - 831
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The Specifics


What is a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?

Botox® by Allergan is the most ubiquitous form of botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) with over 80 percent of the market share. Botox® utilizes a unique combination of protective proteins to achieve their formulation. Botulinum toxin type A is found in numerous other commercially available neurotoxin formulations (such as Jeuveau®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®).

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The appearance of a persistently dimpled chin (cleft chin) can be caused by an inappropriately contracted mentalis muscle. Botox® works to block the nerve signals telling the mentalis muscle to contract, forcing it to relax and relieving the dimpling appearance.

What cosmetic concerns does a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure treat?

  1. Chin Shape & Size: Botox® blocks cell receptors at the chin muscle (i.e. mentalis muscle) neuromuscular junctions to force the muscle to relax and correct the dimpling appearance. This improves the proportions of the facial features, projection of the lower lip, and contour of the jawline.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?

Botox® for a dimpled chin is ideal for individuals looking for a temporary, non-invasive correction to the rough, dimpled appearance of their chin. Botox® is not recommended for those under 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, anyone with an allergy to the components of Botox®, or those with certain chronic medical conditions.

What is the average recovery associated with a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?

Most patients experience very few side effects lasting no more than one day. Minor swelling, pain, and redness resolve almost immediately after the injections. Many candidates resume normal activities directly after the injections. To better understand the healing and downtime associated with the procedure, check out our complete guide to neurotoxin recovery.

What are the potential side effects of a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?

Mild side effects of Botox® injections include skin reactions like redness, dryness, and flaking. Warmth, itchiness, tightness, infection, and bruising may occur at the injection sites. More serious and less common complications include muscle spasms or severe muscle weakness, hoarseness and difficulty breathing. Severe allergic reactions can occur.

What can someone expect from the results of a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?

Botox® results are temporary, and usually first become noticeable after three to five days. Multiple treatments will be needed and full results will develop over four to six weeks. Maintenance treatments will be needed every eight months.

What is the average cost of a Botox® for dimpled chin procedure?


The average cost of Botox® is $100-$1500. The actual cost of the injection will vary by procedure, location, board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, and candidate. Learn more in our complete guide to Botox® cost.

thumbs-upPros

  • Reduced Dimpling
  • Less Pronounced Chin Lines

thumbs-downCons

  • Temporary
  • Multiple Treatments

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


A dimpled look to the chin can occur when the mentalis muscle is contracted but can be reversed with the application of Botox to the chin muscle. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after Botox for dimpled chin.

The Takeaway


Botox® for a dimpled chin or cleft chin can temporarily relax the chin muscle to relieve dimpling, improve the contour of the jawline, and complement the lower lip and other facial features.
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  2. Sarit Cohen Forehead Lift Using Botulinum Toxin PubMed.gov; 2018-02-15
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