How Many Units of Botox For Chin Dimpling?

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

October 2, 2023

Chin dimpling, sometimes called "pebble chin" or "orange peel" chin, can be a sign of aging or simply an overactive mentalis muscle. Botox is a proven treatment to smooth out these dimples. This post will explore the typical number of units needed for chin dimpling and outline the treatment process.

Chin Dimpling requires around 5 units of Botox

What Is Chin Dimpling?

Chin Dimpling occurs when the mentalis muscle, located in the chin, contracts and creates an uneven, dimpled surface resembling an orange peel. This can happen due to aging or frequent muscle movements.

How Botox for Chin Dimpling Works

Botox works by relaxing the mentalis muscle, which reduces the appearance of dimples and smooths the skin. When injected, Botox blocks nerve signals to the muscle, leading to temporary relaxation.

Recommended Units of Botox for Chin Dimpling

For chin dimpling, the recommended amount of Botox is generally 5 units. However, the exact number can vary depending on the muscle strength and the extent of the dimpling.

What About Xeomin Units for Chin Dimpling?

Both Botox® and Xeomin® are used to treat chin dimpling, utilizing botulinum toxin type A. At Pinch, we often use Xeomin due to its efficacy and purity. Typically, the unit requirements for Botox and Xeomin are similar.

Factors Influencing the Number of Units

  • Muscle Strength: A stronger mentalis muscle may require more units.
  • Severity of Dimpling: More pronounced dimpling could need additional units.
  • Individual Response: Each person’s response to Botox or Xeomin can differ, influencing the number of units needed.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Client Consultation

You will first have a consultation with a qualified medical professional, such as a nurse practitioner. They will evaluate the chin dimpling and determine the appropriate number of units required for your specific needs.

The Chin Dimpling Injection Process

The injection process is straightforward and involves using a fine needle to inject Botox into the mentalis muscle. The procedure is quick, usually completed within a few minutes.

Post-Treatment Care

Post-injection, you might experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve within a few days. Adhering to the aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner is crucial for optimal results.

Results and Longevity

When to Expect Results

Results from Botox injections for chin dimpling can be seen within 3 to 5 days, with full effects apparent after about 1 to 2 weeks. The chin area will appear smoother and more even.

How Long Do Results Last?

The effects of Botox for chin dimpling last around 3 to 4 months. For sustained results, follow-up treatments as recommended by your practitioner are essential.

Cost of Botox or Xeomin for Chin Dimpling

The cost of Botox or Xeomin for treating chin dimpling varies based on the number of units and the provider's rates. Typically, the cost per unit ranges from $12 to $15. Here’s a cost estimation:

  • Chin Dimpling Cost for 5 units: $60 to $75

Factors Affecting Cost

  • Provider's Experience: More experienced practitioners may charge higher fees.
  • Geographic Location: Prices can vary significantly depending on the location.
  • Botox vs. Xeomin: While both are effective, Botox may sometimes cost more due to its brand recognition.

Is Botox for Chin Dimpling Right for You?

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that can effectively reduce chin dimpling for most individuals. A comprehensive consultation with a qualified provider will help ensure it’s the right treatment for you, especially if you have specific health conditions or take particular medications.

Next Steps

If chin dimpling is a concern for you, Botox can provide a quick and effective solution to achieve a smoother and more youthful chin. With typically 5 units required, the procedure is efficient with minimal downtime. To learn more, read our Chin Dimpling Guide. For a convenient at-home treatment, consider booking an appointment with Pinch. Our nurse practitioners will come to your home, ensuring a comfortable and professional experience.

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