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    Aesthetic harmony and the chin

    Chin augmentation is an essential facial rejuvenation component, which can be done safely and effectively with fillers if clinicians know important aspects of regional anatomy and understand optimal patient selection, according to a recent review and practice experience published in Dermatologic Surgery.

    Dr. WilsonWhile the nonsurgical approach to chin augmentation with dermal fillers has been covered in the plastic surgery and otolaryngology literature, little has been published in peer reviewed journals for dermatologic surgeons and other cosmetic physicians. To help address that, U.S. dermatologic surgeons conducted a review and shared their experiences focusing on anatomy, patient evaluation, injection technique, concomitant therapies and potential complications for the use of dermal fillers to temporarily correct chin retrusion.

    “The chin should be assessed as a critical component of aesthetic harmony in all patients seeking facial rejuvenation,” says the paper’s lead author Monique J. Wilson, M.D., who is fellowship trained in cosmetic dermatology and practices in Sunnyvale, Calif. “Equipping yourself with the skills necessary to evaluate the chin, determine the best method of augmentation and combine concomitant therapies will help your patients achieve their aesthetic goals.”

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    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...

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      Excellent point about adding neuromodulators for the mentalis muscle group. With significant addition of projection/volume, the dosage of neuromodulator required is significantly reduced as compared to pre-augmentation. This is due to the change in muscular function secondary to a "sling" effect as seen in other parts of the face.


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