The mental crease or chin crease is a line that can form between the chin and the lower lips. It may look like a deep trough or canal. Cosmetologists have named it the ‘mental crease’, as it is typically the result of the mentalis muscle contracting repeatedly over time. A mental crease can adversely affect the proportions of the face, exaggerating the chin or contributing to an aged and puckered look around the mouth.
Dr. Umed can place anti-wrinkle injections into the mentalis muscle, around the tip of the chin. For very deep creases, he can also administer an advanced dermal filler to plump up and smooth out the crease.