One dimple in your chin may be cute, but multiple dimples can distort the chin appearance. Orange peel chin or dimpling occurs when the muscles in the chin contract and pull the skin inward, resulting in the chin dimpling effect. If you have an orange peel chin, Botox® treatment may be the solution. Our cosmetic injectors at RIVKIN Aesthetics offers Botox chin dimple treatment at our Los Angeles clinic on Wilshire Boulevard.
Some people experience chin dimpling when eating, talking or making certain facial expressions. Pushing the corners of the mouth down can scrunch the chin and create the dimpling effect, but the skin should smooth again when the chin relaxes. With orange peel chin, the mentalis muscle in the chin is overactive, pulling in the skin and creating the dimpled appearance even when the face is relaxed. The craters in the chin can create a disgruntled or older appearance to the face, which is undesirable.
Eliminating Orange Peel Chin
Botox injections can be used to relax an overactive mentalis muscle in the chin to eliminate orange peel chin. With precisely placed Botox injections, the nerve signals that cause the chin muscles to contract are blocked, relaxing the chin. Within a few days, the orange peel or chin dimpling dissipates as the Botox takes effect. The results can last 3-4 months before the treatment needs to be repeated to sustain a smooth chin.
Most people have few side effects from Botox treatments. The most common effects are from the injections, not the Botox, including minimal swelling and bruising at the injection site. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes, and no downtime after the injections is needed. Botox chin dimple treatment can be performed during your lunch break or any free time in your day.
If you are unhappy with your dimpled chin, come see us at RIVKIN Aesthetics. We offer Botox injections for orange peel chin and also have many other aesthetic procedures. Contact our clinic in Los Angeles to schedule your appointment for a Botox treatment or consultation.