The chin is a telltale area of ageing, especially in women of middle age and above. Loss of deep supporting fat here, combined with gum recession and loss of bone, impacts the lower face causing a puckered or pouty chin. The chin crease below the lips is also caused by tissue loss and sagging skin. In our fifties, the mentalis muscle becomes hyperactive to compensate for sagging skin, resulting in a pebbly or dimpled appearance of the chin for a ‘witchy chin look’.  Chin augmentation may be the solution that you have been looking for.

Chin augmentation gives the face proportion and defines the jaw so that facial features are in harmony. It can be done through surgery, but this involves downtime with bruising and swelling up to six weeks after treatment. Instead, there is a non-invasive, non-surgical chin augmentation treatment that’s quick, safe and effective for a natural, balanced aesthetic appearance.

Read on for more information and we look forward to your visit.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field, and the mother of two children.

What is chin augmentation treatment?

For minor or less severe irregularities of the chin, or for jowls, a pointed witchy chin or a double chin, we offer dermal fillers as chin augmentation treatment options.

We only use the safest, most effective, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine. These are clear and high-quality natural product (term forbidden by TGA) gels which closely mimic the natural natural product (term forbidden by TGA) in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin for a lifted and contoured look that can smooth lines and wrinkles and improve facial proportions.

Natural Product (term forbidden by TGA) volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin which gives the skin a refreshed, more rejuvenated appearance.

What can chin augmentation treatment be used for?

Dermal fillers can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the face that occurs as we age, which often contributes to the sag and jowling. Strategic and skilful placement of filler can lift and support the face naturally with no need for a surgical procedure. Chins can be remodelled and given more definition.

We may recommend a combination of treatments to reduce the chin fat as well as to tighten the area along the jaw and under the chin. Dr Targett will give you all the advice you need.

Who is a good candidate for Non surgical Chin Shaping?

Any patient who desires an improvement in the size and shape of the chin may be suitable for non-surgical chin shaping – chin augmentation. Patients with a small or weak chin can improve the balance of their face using an injectable filler. Also, patients who have deformities of the chin either from birth or from injuries can achieve significant improvement without the pain, risk and recovery associated with surgery.

What to expect during non surgical chin augmentation?

A jaw enhancement treatment uses injections of dermal fillers. Several types of injectable filler products are commonly used for jaw enhancement. Fillers come in a few different types; permanent, semi permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. A permanent filler can only be removed surgically.

During the treatment, small volumes of dermal filler gel are injected at several places along the jawline. This process changes the contours of the area by filling in the skin from the inside out. The result is a jawline that looks more prominent and well defined. Injections of dermal filler can help to plump loose skin hanging from the jawline, making the area look younger and rejuvenated.

The entire jaw enhancement takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards, patients are free to leave our office immediately and return to their normal daily activities. There are no bandages required, and no downtime is needed. Patients should avoid rubbing or touching their jaw for several days, and sleep with their head and neck elevated.

The results of jaw enhancement treatments usually last between 6 and 12 months. Gradually, the body absorbs the injected material, and the jaw returns to its pre-treatment appearance. Many patients return for repeat visits to keep up the appearance of their jawline.

When will results be seen following non surgical chin augmentation?

Improvement in chin shape and projection will be seen immediately following non-surgical chin reshaping. Any swelling will resolve in 1 week.

How long will the result of non-surgical chin augmentation last?

Chin augmentation treatment can have long lasting effects for 9-12 months. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.  Repeat treatments are recommended every 12 – 18 months to maintain the desired shape.

Will non surgical chin augmentation treatment be painful / cause bruising?

Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment and no bruising should occur with the careful techniques used. Any mild bruising will usually resolve after 1 week. Your chin may feel tender for the first 3 – 5 days.


Frequently Asked Questions

What after treatment care is required?

With fillers, avoid massaging or putting extreme pressure on the treatment area for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid extended exposure to the sun, UV light and extreme temperatures for two weeks. It’s also recommended that you don’t apply make-up for 12 hours after treatment and that you have your treatment reviewed two to four weeks later.

Is there any downtime?

There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.

Price of Dermal Fillers


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Dr Targett will be away on annual leave from 24th Dec 2019 until 17th Jan 2020.  When she returns, she will be available at Unit 58, 41-47 Melbourne Street at the following times;

Monday10:30am to 5:00pm
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