Your chin may develop dimples and wrinkles as a result of the normal aging process. If you have a dimply orange peel texture on your chin, there is no medical reason to be concerned, but you could feel self-conscious or that it makes you look older than you are.
Botox injections can be used to improve the appearance of the chin. Botox is a type of toxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles, which allows for a more contoured chin. You can also use it to smoothen the under the chin area. The procedure is minimally invasive, with a few small injections around the chin to weaken the muscles, resulting in a smoother and more elongated look. Botox can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to contour the chin, and to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
After Botox in the chin, patients can usually expect to see results within 3-7 days. After that, the results will last anywhere from 3-6 months. It is important to note that Botox is a temporary solution to wrinkles and sagging skin in the chin area, so the results will eventually fade. The injections are relatively painless and can provide instant results, however, it is important to follow any recommendations from the doctor for aftercare and follow-up evaluations.
Rhytids, another word for wrinkles, are treated using Botox for the chin. Wrinkles in your chin are commonly classified as dynamic rhytids. That implies that the movement of the muscles under your skin causes the wrinkles to change in appearance. Your muscles repeatedly doing the same movements is what causes these rhytids. Your muscles and brain communicate when and how to move your face. This communication system works because of a compound called acetylcholine. For a brief time, Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine. Muscles that have received an injection of Botox become immobile after the toxin takes effect. People around 40 get Botox to lessen these wrinkles that form as we age.