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Strawberry Chin: Causes, Treatment, Solutions

Strawberry Chin: Causes, Treatment, Solutions

Isabelle Lederer

7 min

May 17, 2024

The condition known as strawberry chin is often considered to be bothersome by many of those who are affected. It involves uneven, sometimes cobblestone-like skin structures in the chin area. In this blog post, we will take an in-depth look at the strawberry chin: from the causes to the various treatment methods and the results of hyaluronic acid injections. Say goodbye to annoying chin wrinkles with the hyaluronic acid treatment from HAIR & SKIN.

What exactly is strawberry chin?

A strawberry chin, also known as a cobblestone chin, is a particular type of skin imperfection that occurs mainly in the chin area and above the jawline. The texture resembles the surface of a strawberry, hence the name. A common cause is overactivity of the chin muscle (Musculus mentalis), which can lead to visible dimples and wrinkles. Besides muscle-related causes, strawberry chin can also be caused by age-related changes occurring in the skin’s structure. As the skin ages, it loses collagen and elasticity, which in turn can contribute to wrinkles while increasing existing unevenness. It can be caused by weight gain based on more weight around the chin, but that is not necessarily the main cause. Environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking can also have negative effects on the skin’s structure and lead to unwanted changes. In some cases, genetic predispositions are also responsible for developing a strawberry chin, meaning that certain people may be more susceptible when they have these skin types and genetic traits.

Causes of strawberry chin

The main cause of strawberry chin is an overactive chin muscle. Some people’s chin muscles can contract excessively when the chin muscle relaxes, resulting in uneven skin texture. Other factors such as the aging process, loose skin, genetic predispositions and environmental influences can also play a role. Over time, the skin loses collagen and elasticity, which can lead to even more wrinkles in the chin area and also appear as facial jowls. Thanks to the hyaluronic filler wrinkle treatment, you can counteract these problems and enjoy a smooth, wrinkle-free chin.

Diagnosis and consultation

Diagnosing a strawberry chin is often done during an initial consultation with a specialist in aesthetic medicine. The doctor will examine the chin area and may even perform certain tests to assess the activity of the chin muscle. Taking this approach helps to plan the best treatment strategy and allows you to gather further information for the next steps.

Types of treatment

Injections with hyaluronic acid filler

Hyaluronic acid is an active ingredient that is used to treat strawberry chin. By injecting this substance directly into the affected area, the volume and elasticity of the skin can be improved, resulting in skin with a smoother texture.

Microneedling and laser treatments

Microneedling is a technique that uses very fine needles to stimulate the skin and promote elastin and new collagen production. Laser treatments can also be used to improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Hybrid approach

In some cases, doctors may recommend a combination of hyaluronic acid, microneedling and laser treatments to achieve optimal results. Talk to your dermatologist about your first treatment and if you have any questions. You can even ask if they provide a free consultation about the next steps during their opening hours.

Post-treatment care and results

Mild swelling or redness may occur after a treatment, but this usually disappears within a few days. Most often these sessions are painless and involve only a minimal period of downtime and recovery. Patients can expect the results to last for a few months, but regular follow-up treatments are necessary to permanently improve the skin’s texture. You can continue with your normal skincare routine once any swelling or redness has dissipated.


Q. How long do the results of a hyaluronic treatment last?

A. The effects of hyaluronic acid generally last between six and twelve months. Follow-up treatments can be made.

Q. Is the treatment painful?

A. Most treatments involve very minimal pain, and local anesthetics can be used to promote a pain-free treatment and increased level of comfort.

Q. How quickly can you see the results?

A. Results may vary depending on the treatment chosen. The effects of hyaluronic acid are often visible immediately, while other methods such as microneedling can take longer.

Q. Are there other treatment methods besides hyaluronic fillers to treat strawberry chin?

A. Besides hyaluronic filler treatment, there are other treatments such as muscle relaxant injections.

Q. Is the strawberry lift the same as treating strawberry chin?

A. No. Treating strawberry chin with hyaluronic acid treatment injections is different than a strawberry lift treatment, so don’t confuse the two! The strawberry lift is a non-invasive treatment for double chin reduction which aims to reduce fat cells and form new collagen by using the laser lipo or ‘strawberry laser’ approach.

Q. Are there any side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers when treating strawberry chin?

Treating strawberry chin with hyaluronic acid fillers is a minimally invasive procedure and is generally considered safe and effective. You should be able to resume your social life with self-confidence within a very short timeframe. The most common side effects are usually mild and temporary. Here are some possible side effects:

  1. Swelling and redness: Immediately after the injection, you may experience some swelling and redness accompanied by skin tightening in the treatment area. These side effects usually subside within a few days.
  2. Bruising: Small bruises may occur at the injection site, especially if the needle hits any small blood vessels. These bruises usually disappear within a week.

Conclusion: Strawberry chin is treatable

Strawberry chin, or cobblestone chin, is an aesthetically challenging condition characterized by uneven skin structures in the chin area. This texture resembles the surface of a strawberry, from which the name is derived. The main cause is usually an overactive chin muscle, which can be exacerbated by age-related changes, genetic factors or environmental influences. The treatment options can vary and include the latest methods such as injections with hyaluronic acid, microneedling and laser treatments. These techniques aim to improve the skin’s structure and create a smoother surface.

Hyaluronic acid injections are particularly effective, as they not only smooth wrinkles but also improve the skin’s volume and elasticity. For those looking for long-lasting results, regular follow-up treatments are recommended to maintain the skin’s quality over time. Side effects such as swelling, redness or bruising are usually mild and only temporary.