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Dermatology/Smoothing Out Chin Dents


Hi there,

For the past few years I have noticed that I have little chin 'dents' under my lips around the chin area. I'm using the word dents as they're not lines as such. They don't appear to be that bad until I see myself in a picture, which sometimes makes them appear quite prominent. I did have acne when I was younger, which may have contributed to this. but I'm not sure. If I physically stretch my chin area they go away, so I think they could be smoothed out in theory. I wouldn't say I was particularly vain, but as I say, they can sometimes spoil pictures, particularly when a flash is used.

I have looked into bio oil, which I have ruled out as most people seem to think it's too strong to be used on the face. Are there any other options apart from surgery? (which would be overkill in this case anyway). I'm not even sure I'm describing them accurately, but I hope you get the general idea.

Thanks. I hope you can help.

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