Weak Chin

Our specialists at Light Touch Clinic provide safe and effective treatment to relieve the signs of a weak chin, bringing definition to the chin area and restoring shape.

About Weak Chin

A weak chin can also be referred to as a receding chin, or retrogenia. This condition results in the chin appearing to project backwards towards the neck as opposed to a slightly, forward-sitting position.

A weak chin is often a genetically inherited feature, unless it has occurred by way of injury or trauma, it will usually be determined at birth. The structure of the jaw, known medically as the mandible, is made up of a combination of soft tissue and bone and is what determines the natural positioning of the jaw. How this structure then affects the appearance depends on the tissues that surround it.

In most people, the upper jaw sits slightly forward of the lower jaw to allow the top teeth to fit perfectly over the bottom ones. A weak chin is often harmless, though it can lead to some issues with self-consciousness. In cases where a man or woman develops a weak chin through ageing, a natural change in bone structure and tissue mass may be the cause of the recession.

At Light Touch Clinic, we offer specialist treatments to bring definition to a receded jawline and chin and reestablish its shape. Book your consultation with one of our experts to discuss the best options for you.

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Weak Chin – Frequently Asked Questions

A weak chin, also known as a receding chin, refers to a condition where the chin appears smaller or less pronounced in relation to the rest of your facial features. This can result in a less defined jawline and a profile that lacks strong chin projection.

When the chin is underdeveloped or receding, it can be associated with a condition called retrognathia, where the lower jaw is set back in relation to the upper jaw. This misalignment can lead to malocclusion, where the teeth do not fit together properly when the mouth is closed, which may cause an overbite, underbite, or crossbite.

Such dental misalignments can contribute to difficulties in chewing and speaking, increased wear and tear on the teeth, and even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles.

Aesthetic indicators include a lack of chin projection that disrupts facial harmony or makes other features appear more prominent.

Additionally, dissatisfaction with profile views due to a receding chin can be a sign. Functionally, issues like dental misalignment or difficulty chewing may suggest that the weak chin is affecting bite alignment or oral health.

Facial exercises like chin lifts and jaw stretches can strengthen the muscles around the chin and jawline, potentially enhancing definition over time.

These exercises typically involve movements that target the platysma muscle and other muscles in the lower face, helping to tighten and tone the area. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight and practising good posture can also contribute to a more balanced facial profile.

However, it’s important to note that the impact of exercises and lifestyle changes on a weak chin may be limited compared to aesthetic treatments, which can provide more noticeable and immediate results in enhancing chin projection and facial aesthetics. Get in touch with us to arrange a consultation.

While lifestyle changes and exercises may help, aesthetic treatments are the best course of action in order to improve the appearance of a weak chin. They include:

  • Dermal Fillers: This treatment adds volume and contour, enhancing the chin’s projection and overall symmetry in the face.
  • Wrinkle Relaxing Injections: These injections improve a weak chin by relaxing the muscles, reducing dimpling and creating a smoother, more defined chin appearance.
  • Profhilo: This helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which enhances skin firmness and hydration, leading to a more defined and youthful chin contour.

Why Choose Light Touch Clinic?

Our clients choose our multi award-winning Surrey based clinic because we offer:


Outstanding yet natural results


Highly qualified expert therapists


Clean and comfortable environment


Friendly and relaxed atmosphere