Chin dimples, also known as the “orange peel” or “peau d’orange,” are small, shallow indentations that can appear on the chin area when a person smiles or makes certain facial expressions. While some people may find them endearing, others may feel self-conscious about them.
Luckily for those who do not like their chin dimples, there are ways to eliminate them. Botox®, which you can get at Creative Dentistry & Medspa, is among the most popular. Let’s review how Botox works to eliminate chin dimples.
Understanding Chin Dimples
Before we delve into how Botox works, it is essential to understand what causes chin dimples. Most of the time, chin dimples are caused by overactive mentalis muscles, which are the muscles that move the lower lip and chin.
When these muscles are overactive, they can create a puckered or dimpled appearance in the chin area. While chin dimples are usually harmless and do not cause pain or discomfort, they can be a cosmetic concern for some people.
How Botox Works to Eliminate Chin Dimples
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles into which it is injected. This can make wrinkles and fine lines on the face look less noticeable.
Botox can also weaken the overactive mentalis muscles that cause chin dimples. This can help smooth out the area around the chin and make the dimples less obvious.
When the mentalis muscle contracts, which is a small muscle in the chin area, it makes these chin dimples. Why? Because this contraction causes the skin above the muscle to bunch up, creating dimples.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle. Because of this, it cannot contract anymore, and the skin above it stays smooth and flat. Botox usually works for three to four months. After that, the muscle slowly reverts to normal, and the chin dimples may return.
Advantages of Using Botox to Eliminate Chin Dimples
One of the best things about using Botox to remove chin dimples is that the procedure is relatively painless, quick and requires no recovery time. These advantages allow people to go back to their everyday activities right away.
Botox treatment for chin dimples is also very effective, with results that can be seen just a few days after. While the effects of Botox on chin dimples are temporary, the procedure’s non-invasive nature, effectiveness and fast results make it a popular choice for individuals looking to alter their appearance.
You can schedule a consultation with a skin specialist at Creative Dentistry & Medspa to determine if Botox or one of our other treatments can help you eliminate your chin dimples. We look forward to making you happy with your appearance.Posted on behalf of Creative Dentistry & MedSpa