Botox for Jaw Slimming
This treatment will help to soften your jawline without invasive surgery! Non-surgical jaw reduction or face slimming can be achieved with neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport for certain individuals. The neuromodulators Botox and Dysport reduce or soften the jaw by weakening the overlying masseter muscle or the chewing muscles, which will lead to a reduction in the size of the masseter muscle. The result is a softer angle of the jaw and a slimmer, more contoured and feminine shape.
The Masseter muscle is the strongest muscle in the face. Not surprising as it has many important jobs. Opening and shutting of the mouth, smiling, chewing and holding the cheek in place. We understand that when we work any muscle hard it will get stronger and even grow. This can really aesthetically effect the facial shape and harmony. Making the face appear wider and less shapely. It is also responsible for grinding which can lead to headaches and TMJ issues. Botox is an amazing solution for both the clinical and therapeutic conditions caused by overuse of the masseter.
Who Is This Treatment Recommended For?
Anyone with well-developed jaw muscles, leading to excessively wide jawline due to the bulk of muscle (bruxism*) and/or are interested in a slimmer more contoured jawline, a heart-shaped face or a softened and more feminine appearance.
*Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you're awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism)
When Can I Expect Results?
The results of the treatment can be predicted by estimating the strength and size of the jaw muscle prior to treatment. The masseter muscle and size can be estimated by feeling the outer jawline below the ear as you clench down your teeth. With the appropriate dose and treatment plan, the results can be extraordinary.
How Does Botox or Dysport Reduce the Size of my Jawline?
When a neuromodulator like Botox or Dysport is injected into the jaw muscles it partially relaxes it, in turn making it weaker. Over time the weaker muscle will partially atrophy (breakdown) due to underuse, thereby reducing the size of the muscle and causing slimming of the jawline. This treatment is not for everyone, this is why every patient requires a thorough evaluation. At Thornhill Skin Clinic, we take the time to help each patient to understand their expectations for their procedure in order to have a great experience and treatment outcome.
Is It Painful?
Pain is subjective, it can vary from patient to patient depending on the individual’s pain tolerance. Some people feel minimal discomfort for a brief moment. Some individuals feel a slight pinch from the needle, but nothing to be scared of! Our practicing injector has over 27 years of clinical experience to make your worries disappear.
How Often Should I Do This Treatment?
The slimming of the jawline with Botox injections may last between 3-6 months, depending on the individual differences in the size, strength of the jaw muscles and the rate of metabolism of the neuromodulator. With repeat, regular treatment, some patients may notice an increase of the duration of the jawline slimming effect up to a year and may require a smaller dose of the neuromodulator to maintain the slimmer and contoured appearance.
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