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Botox Cosmetic: A Treatment for Chin Wrinkles

Posted by February 13th, 2021 in Face

Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved non-surgical procedure well-known for its ability to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. But did you know it can treat other areas of the face, including the chin?

While not as susceptible to visible signs of aging compared to other parts of the face, the chin can look older with age. In fact, chin wrinkling is something a lot of people have to deal with.

A wrinkled chin can leave you self-conscious about your age and appearance. Thankfully, there are two pieces of good news. First, a wrinkly chin isn’t caused by an underlying medical condition—it’s just a natural part of growing older. Secondly, a wrinkly chin has an easy fix in the form of Botox Cosmetic.

Produced by the Clostiridium botulinum bacterium, botulinum toxin, or Botox, is a neurotoxic protein capable of temporarily paralyzing muscles. A type of botulinum toxin known as Type A is used as a medical treatment for muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, crossed eyes, and other health issues.

In aesthetic medicine, Botox Cosmetic uses Type A to temporarily inhibit the movement of muscles under the skin of the face and lower portion of the jaw. This effectively smoothens wrinkles and lines in these areas.

Botox Cosmetic delivers Type A into the muscles of the target area(s) via a few tiny injections. The entire process is over within 5 to 10 minutes.

Botox Cosmetic and the chin

Wrinkles or dimples in the chin develop as a result of our use of the subdermal chin muscles. There is a wrinkle across the chin below the lower lip called the mental crease that is also caused by these chin muscles. If we make the same chin movements repeatedly, wrinkles may form based on these motions.

Botox Cosmetic smooths out these chin wrinkles by preventing the aforementioned subdermal chin muscles from moving. These muscles aren’t damaged and will regain the ability to move over time.

In addition to chin wrinkling, Botox Cosmetic also treats chin dimpling a.k.a. “golf ball chin,” and

deep creases in the skin of the chin. It can even tighten droopy skin in the chin and jaw regions—meaning a double chin as a result of sagging muscles and loose skin can be fixed by the Botox Cosmetic procedure.

Chin wrinkling can be genetically inherited. So if many of your older family members have this aging symptom, you can opt to undergo the Botox Cosmetic procedure as a preventative measure.

If you’d like to know more about Botox Cosmetic for the chin, kindly contact Rejuvé at (408) 740-5320. Rejuvé is proud to serve the San Jose Bay Area CA and the surrounding cities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Milipitas, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Scott’s Valley, Santa Cruz, and Monterrey County areas.

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