Dr. Nelly Gauthier dans la presse

Aesthetic treatment of the chin

WHY TREAT THE CHIN?

The chin projects, and is more or less pronounced, at the level of the jawbone, below the lower lip.
The morphology of the chin has both emotional and psychosocial consequences. Its outline and shape determine facial harmony.
The term pogonion refers to the most anterior point of the chin. It is located on the sagittal plane. The chin is both the central point of the face, but also a light-reflection point. The bones and teeth support the shape and volume of the lower face.

The different morphotypes:

  • Progenia
  • Retrogenia
  • Laterogenia

There are many types of chin abnormalities:

  • Protruding chin
  • Double chin
  • Triple chin characterised by bulges of flesh under the chin

The total vertical proportion and the chin/lip proportion influence the attractiveness of the face. During static analysis, the following should be taken into account:

  • Measuring the relationship between the upper lip and chin and the lower lip and chin.
  • Evaluating occlusive, skeletal and dental reports.
  • Side volume
  • Length/width: difference between men and women

CHIN AGEING

A lack of projection in the chin + weakening of the supporting ligaments + loss of skin tone + sagging of the skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue:

  • 1 – APPEARANCE OF JOWLS
  • 2 – ORANGE PEEL APPEARANCE OF THE CHIN
  • 3 – FATTENING OF THE FACIAL CONTOUR AND THE SUBMENTAL AREA

There are different techniques that can reduce these defects:

Latest generation HYALURONIC ACID can restore some volume to the chin.

COOLSCULPTING can help to reduce fat below the chin and under the jowls.

TRANSCUTANEOUS RADIOFREQUENCY can give back tone to the skin of this area and give a more attractive facial contour, making the jowls retract.

RESURFACING TREATMENTS (laser, IPL, transcutaneous radiofrequency) can remove ugly pores and small crevices that accumulate on the chin during ageing.

However, ONLY A DOCTOR CAN CAREFULLY EXAMINE YOUR FACE and see the advantage of practicing a particular procedure.