Worried about golf ball or orange peel chin? Here’s how to treat chin dimpling.

Worried about “golf ball” or “orange peel” chin? Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks to Modern Medicine about chin dimpling.

Modern Medicine - Botulinum toxin for chin dimpling proves safe, effective

In the article, “Botulinum toxin for chin dimpling proves safe, effective,” published on July 1, 2010, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares specifics about treating this condition with a simple therapeutic approach.

The treatment is two-fold:

  • Using botulinum toxin to relax chin muscles to smooth the dimples
  • Working with patients to change facial movements that contract chin muscles and cause the dimpling or “cobblestoning” to occur

The doctor typically uses 10 units of Botox, injecting it at four points. He injects fairly superficially to avoid deeper nerves. One potential side effect is drooping of the lower lip, but he has successfully performed this procedure hundreds of time with excellent results.

To further increase the impact of the botulinum toxin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends the use of a filler such as Restylane.

Restylane - Before and After Photos
Restylane is a natural, synthesized and fully degradable FDA-approved hyaluronic acid that comes in a crystal-clear gel. Fillers can also be used in the lips, mouth and circles under the eyes, plus for acne scarring and cheek depressions and to fill in lines that run from the nose to the corners of your lips.

The doctor has been using Restylane since its approval in the United States. Prior to that, it had been extensively used in Europe.

For more information about Restylane, see “Filler Therapies (Botox, Collagen, Restylane and other injectibles)” at the Cornell University / Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College site. This article points out the “very tiny risk of an allergic response” with Restylane when compared with other fillers.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on February 20, 2012, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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