We all love Botox for relaxing forehead and around the eyes wrinkles, but what about elsewhere on the face? Specifically, does botox work for a dimpled chin? In this post, we are going to be discussing one of the “specialty” injection sites for neurotoxins, what it is all about, and why you might want to consider treating your mentalis!
The mentalis is a muscle located inside the chin. Occasionally, the mentalis muscles can be hyperactive when someone holds a lot of tension in their chin and jaw area. This can lead to TMJ symptoms, teeth clenching or grinding, headaches, and a dimpled chin appearance. This is also called an “orange peel chin”. A hyperactive mentalis can be caused by a number of factors, such as stress or genetics, just as with any muscle in the face.
Botox works below the surface of the skin and temporarily relaxes the muscle activity underneath that causes lines and wrinkles to help them appear visibly smoother. (source)
Injections usually take about 5-10 minutes and can be completed during your lunch break with no downtime. Your provider may ask you to make certain expressions in order to see where to inject. They will clean the area and may use a vibrating tool to help with any discomfort. Some patients report the injections feel like a pinch. Most patients rarely even bleed with injections! You are then free to go about your day, resume your normal routine, and enjoy the results!
You may start to notice a visible smoothing of lines and wrinkles within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 14 days lasting up to 3-4 months. Botox is not a permanent treatment. If you stop treatment the lines and wrinkles will eventually return.
You can rest assured that our injectors are the best at what they do! Ashley graduated from Vanderbilt in 2001 with a Masters in Nursing. She began her career working as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care and transitioned into a full-time aesthetic nurse and skin care specialist in 2010. Blair graduated from MTSU School of Nursing in 2006. Blair began her nursing career at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in the NICU where she worked for 10 years and has been practicing aesthetics since 2017. You can also rest assured that you are receiving high-quality name brand Botox at our practice.