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Jawline Slimming Treatment

Jawline slimming treatment can be used to change the size and shape of an overly square jaw, creating a narrower appearance to the lower face.

 

In some patients, the jaw muscle (masseter muscle) is enlarged creating a wider and squarer facial appearance.

 

Anti-wrinkle product can be injected into the jawline muscle to weaken it over time leading to a reduction in the size of the muscle and creating a narrower looking jawline. Not only is this treatment able to change the shape of the face but can also be used to treat medical conditions such as Bruxism.

Best Results

Achieved after 1 treatment

Duration of Results

3-4 months

Procedure Time

20 minutes

Aesthetic Practitioner

Medically qualified GMC registered doctor

Anaesthesia

Not required

Recovery

Immediate recovery

Back to Work

Back to work the same day

Risks and Complications

Low to moderate

Price

 £350

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Anti-Wrinkle Jawline Slimming Procedure?

This jawline slimming technique reduces the flare and width of a wide jawline. Reducing the appearance of a wide jawline can help establish improved facial harmony and thereby elevate one’s attractiveness. In particular, some races like Asians tend to have a stronger masseter muscle (chewing muscle) and a wider outer face. Botox jaw reduction can be undertaken to create a more pleasing facial shape.

Who is an Appropriate Candidate to Have this Procedure?

The most important criterion to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle. The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done.

Dr Wafaa has performed this procedure in men and women and in most different races. Another important aspect to investigate relates to your habits that may predispose you to have a larger masseteric muscle and flared jawline. Excessive and frequent gum chewing can accentuate the size of the masseter over time. Also, chewing hard items like ice, cuttlefish, or other dried items may lead to an enlarged masseter muscle. You may not know it, but you may be grinding your teeth (known as bruxism) that can also lead to a larger masseter as well. If you suspect this condition (sore jaws in the morning, painful or worn down teeth or TMJ pain/clicking), you should also consider seeking dental consultation.

How does Botox Reduce the Size of My Jaw?

Botulinum toxin weakens the injected muscle over time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size. Dr Wafaa focuses precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (for maximal effect), which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce overtime giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone. The aesthetic effect of jawline slimming Botox is only truly appreciated in the right candidate.

Does the Jawline Slimming Procedure Hurt?

No. Dr.Wafaa has a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anaesthetic.

What is the Recovery Time?

There really is no recovery period. Dr Wafaa has not witnessed bruising or significant swelling with his technique. You are done in 2 to 3 minutes as an office procedure and can then drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity thereafter.

When Will I See a Difference and How Long Will the Result Last?

Unlike regular Botox of the upper face with results that can be evident in approximately 7 to 10 days following treatment and lasts about 3 to 4 months in time, Botox of the masseter takes about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it.

Although some Korean researchers have claimed that the procedure is permanent after 2 to 3 injection cycles, Dr Wafaa does not want to make such promises, as Botox really should be considered a temporary product. That being said, typically Dr Wafaa recommends a second session at 6 months following the first injection in order to effect the reduction in bone and muscle bulk to attempt at greater longevity and thereafter start to spread dosing intervals out 9 months, then possibly 12-month intervals.

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