A weak chin can also be referred to as a receding chin, or retrogenia. This condition sees the chin sitting in a position that projects backwards towards the neck as opposed to a more naturally accepted forward-sitting position.
Quite often, a weak chin is a genetically inherited feature and unless it has occurred by way of injury or trauma, it will usually be determined at birth. The structure of the jaw, known medically as the mandible, is made up of a combination of soft tissue and bone and is what determines the natural positioning of the jaw. How this structure then affects the appearance depends on the tissues that surround it.
In most people, the upper and lower jaws usually sit well in relation to each other, with the upper jaw sitting slightly forward in order for the top teeth to fit perfectly over the bottom ones. A person’s genetics are often in charge of the way this feature appears and it is often found that those with a less defined chin and jawline are not harmed by the condition, nor does it impact on their ability to eat and speak effectively.
In cases where a man or woman develops a weak chin through getting older, a natural change in bone structure and tissue mass may be the cause of the recession.
Whether your weak chin is a natural attribute, or an ageing related concern, Light Touch has a non-surgical treatment option that may be suitable for you. After a thorough assessment carried out in a pre-treatment consultation, the recommendation of dermal fillers injected into the chin area can help to create a stronger jawline and boost confidence.
Dermal fillers that are administered in well placed points on the chin can truly transform your face to give you the more defined facial structure you desire.