Double chin is a condition that may occur if you lose volume in your jawline. This would cause your skin to sag, reshaping your face to leave you with a double chin appearance.
It is not a worrisome condition health-wise, but may negatively affect your self-esteem. Luckily, for you, getting chin filler injections can help you get rid of double chin.
Here’s a quick overview of how chin filler treatments are done and an estimate on how long the results can last among other important information you may wish to know before scheduling your treatment; https://edwinlimclinic.sg/guide-to-chin-fillers-singapore-non-invasive-v-shaped-face-contouring/. Most people prefer chin fillers in Singapore because you won’t have to worry about extended downtimes.
Besides, you can always reverse the treatment if for any reason you don’t like the results. Perhaps your only concern would be that you will require repeat treatments to maintain the shape of your chin.
Are Chin Fillers Safe?
Chin fillers in Singapore are generally safe. It is a minimally invasive procedure meaning that the risks of running into complications are very minimal.
That doesn’t imply that there won’t be any side effects. A few may come up but are mostly normal and should subside when you heal, most probably, within 5 to 7 days.
Some of the side effects you can expect include; temporary swelling, bruising and slight discomfort. In extreme cases though which is also extremely rare, you may also suffer infection and scarring around the treatment area.
As a basic rule of thumb, you can always try to minimize the chances getting of such adverse side effects by only seeking treatment from a reputable aesthetic clinic for chin fillers in Singapore. You’ll also need to check and confirm that the surgeon is skilled and board-certified.
If you find a qualified surgeon, you can further reduce possible risks by following their recommendations. Here are a few things you may be advised to do or avoid when preparing to get your chin fillers in Singapore.
Dos and Don’ts Before and after your Chin Fillers in Singapore
Here are a few things we’d recommend you to do to reduce the amount of swelling and bruising after your chin filler injections.
Blood Thinning Medications
You’ll need to let the physician know any medications you’re currently using on your first appointment. If you’re on blood-thinning drugs, you’ll need to discontinue using them for seven days before your treatment.
As you probably already know, it is not a wise idea to stop medications abruptly. Depending on your aesthetic goals, and condition, we will advise you whether it would be necessary to push the treatment to a later date or use alternative medications.
Waxing, Tweezing or Bleaching your Chin
It may be tempting to wax, tweeze or bleach your chin before getting the fillers. This is not safe as such activities may increase your skin’s sensitivity and exacerbate your risks and make even minor post-treatment effects like swelling get worse.
Therefore, it is recommendable that you don’t wax, bleach or tweeze your chin for at least two days before your injections. It is also prudent to keep off any anti-ageing products, and topical products including hair removal creams.
If you’ve made up your mind to get rid of the double chin using chin fillers, you will also need to avoid alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before the scheduled time for your treatment. Alcohol’s blood-thinning effects may make your bleeding worse.
What to do after Getting Chin Filler Injections
Managing the discomfort that comes after this procedure is a no brainer. Here are a few simple recommendations that may help;
You can use cold compresses to manage the bruising. For the pain, you can always use acetaminophen to reduce it as prescribed by your physician.
The injection points may also feel rather itchy. That’s normal, but you should not scratch, apply any form of pressure or pick on the injection site. These symptoms ought to resolve after three days.
If they persist more than that, be sure to let your physician know about them. It is also important that you don’t expose your chin to intense heat, which may make your swelling worse. Therefore, you will need to avoid hot tubs, hot wax, saunas, and sunbathing etc. until the swelling and reddening around the injection points have resolved.
Finally, you will also need to still avoid alcoholic drinks for at least one week after your chin filler treatments as it may make your swelling worse. Besides that, be sure to keep off strenuous exercises as they may only contribute to additional bruising.
When Chin Fillers go Wrong
There are a few instances when your dermatologist may not approve you for chin fillers in Singapore. In particular, we may not approve you for the injections if;
- You had suffered from cold sores around your chin as the injections may predispose you to another cold sores’ eruption
- You have any allergic reactions to the filler ingredients used and
- You are pregnant
Do you Fancy Chin Fillers?
It would be better if you don’t allow double chin condition to kill your self-esteem. For treatments or more inquires about chin fillers in Singapore, please contact us today.