Nonsurgical Augmentation of the Chin Using a Lateral to Medial Approach with Hyaluronic Acid Based Filler: A Case Series


West Florida


Largo Medical Center

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Case Report

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Chin, dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, lateral to medial, nonsurgical augmentation


Dermatology | Medicine and Health Sciences


The chin is recognized as an essential element in overall facial balance and contributes to the perception of youthfulness. Age-related chin retrusion and resorption can alter the shape and projection of the chin, disrupting facial harmony. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers offer a temporary, non-surgical option to correct mild to moderate chin retrusion and resorption. In this case series of three patients, we sought to describe a modified injection technique of the chin with hyaluronic acid-based filler using a tapered lateral to medial approach aimed at correcting mild to moderate chin retrusion and resorption. The aesthetic improvement in appearance, compared to pretreatment, was measured by the investigators using the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale. Each patient received either a score of 4 or 5 indicating improvement from baseline or achievement of optimal corrective results, respectively. An advantage of using this approach is that starting from a lateral to medial approach with a needle allows the injector to rebuild the chin compartment using precise volumes of filler, requiring minimal total filler volume to achieve optimal corrective results. While this report demonstrates promising results in aesthetic outcomes, further research is required to demonstrate reproducible results and long-term efficacy.

Publisher or Conference

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology