Chin Enhancement

With Dermal Fillers

The chin plays a pivotal role in the aesthetics of the lower face. When the chin is recessed or shortened, it can disrupt the harmony of your facial profile. The use of dermal fillers in the chin can extend and define the jawline as well as improve the contours of your neck.

What Can Chin Fillers Do?

Chin dermal fillers are designed to add volume and project the chin forward. This forward projection contributes to a straighter and more defined jawline. In addition to fillers, anti-wrinkle injections can be strategically used to relax the mentalis (chin) muscle, preventing the chin curling up.

Injecting anti-wrinkle treatments into the platysma bands (neck bands) can counteract the downward pull on the jawline, resulting in a more defined profile.

Chin Enhancement Treatment Process:

Before undergoing chin fillers, a comprehensive consultation is essential. During this consultation, your unique facial features will be assessed, specific concerns addressed, and a personalized treatment plan crafted.

The treatment process commences with meticulous cleansing of the chin and lower face using an antiseptic solution. To ensure your comfort, a local anesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area.

At The Marr Clinic, patient comfort and safety are paramount, with the use of cannulas prioritized over sharp needles. This approach minimizes the risk of vascular occlusion. The filler is strategically placed into the front of the chin to project it forward.

Often, areas such as the pre-jowl sulcus (sides of the chin), the jawline, and the pre-auricular areas (in front of the ears) are treated to ensure a harmonious and straight jawline.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Chin Fillers?

Chin fillers are suitable for the following concerns:

A recessed or weak chin
A poorly defined jawline
Sagging lower face with formation of jowls

Common Side Effects of Chin Fillers:

While chin fillers are generally well-tolerated, some common side effects may occur. These can include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, asymmetrical results, filler migration, or the presence of persistent lumps. Notably, any persistent lumps or concerns regarding filler placement can be effectively addressed using hyaluronidase medication.

Serious Side Effects and Safety Measures:

Serious side effects from chin fillers are rare but warrant careful consideration.

These infrequent complications may encompass bacterial or viral infections, late onset granuloma (manifesting as lumpiness and swelling months after treatment), and vascular occlusion.

Vascular occlusion, although exceptionally rare, can cause changes in skin colour (blanching), prolonged pain, and, in severe cases, even lead to blindness and stroke.

To mitigate this risk, The Marr Clinic employs blunt cannulas instead of needles, prioritizing safety and minimizing potential complications.

Post-Treatment Aftercare:

Following your chin filler treatment, you may experience minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and resolve within a few days. You may take some oral pain killers to help with discomfort. However, if you experience significant pain or skin colour changes, immediate assessment is crucial, as it could be a sign of vascular occlusion. There's no need to massage the treated areas, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for 2 to 4 weeks post-treatment.

Duration of Chin Filler Results:

The longevity of chin filler results varies depending on the type and amount of filler used. Typically, with hyaluronic acid and bio-stimulating dermal fillers, results can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. However, MRI follow-ups have shown hyaluronic acid dermal fillers persisting for up to 19 months in the chin area.


Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician Lennox Head


Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.

Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.

The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.