Do you think your jaw is too wide or heavy? Many people feel their jaw is too large for their face and wish that their face had a ‘V’ shape rather than a square or round appearance. Some complain that their jaw always looks clenched, even when they are relaxed. If you feel that your silhouette would be improved if your jawline were slimmer or softer, a jaw slimming treatment may be right for you.
Jaw Slimming Treatment from$495with Muscle Relaxant
Treating The Jaw
A large or square jaw appearance is often caused by overly developed masseter (chewing) muscles, which add bulk to the lower jaw. Jaw slimming injections work by weakening the chewing muscles. As these muscles relax, a square or heavy lower jawline attains a softer angle. Many clients find this treatment makes them look less aggressive or masculine, giving them a softer, more feminine appearance.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
At b clinic, you will be assessed by one of our experienced doctors or nurses who will objectively decide whether this will be the best treatment. Our honest and conservative injectors may feel that treating the masseter muscles with muscle relaxant may lead to you losing too much of the jawline. This change to your face will cause you to lose your defining characteristics. Other treatments, such as Ultherapy, can be recommended to achieve the best possible outcome, especially if a client has an excessive fat pad. It is paramount that clients understand the importance of being treated by a highly-skilled injector that understands the anatomy so that complications like not affecting the smiling muscle or paralysing any adjacent muscles occurs. This treatment works particularly well on clients whose masseter muscles have been built up by excessive chewing or grinding at night. If you are considering jaw slimming treatments, schedule a consultation visit to determine whether you are a good candidate for this technique.
What to Expect
Jaw slimming treatments take place in a clinic visit lasting less than an hour. They involve injections of a muscle relaxant, which blocks signals from the nerves to the masseter muscle. This controlled weakening causes the jaw to relax slightly, creating a subtle softening in the jawline.
A thin needle is used to inject the anti-wrinkle product directly into the lower jaw’s masseter muscles.
After the injection process, clients can return home or go back to work immediately. There is no required downtime. This treatment has become popular among those looking for a fast change in their appearance without a significant recovery period.
Within two weeks of the treatment being performed, the masseter muscles will begin to relax, and you will start to notice a slimmer appearance of your jawline. However, the muscle will gradually become less powerful and limit the muscle’s full range over six weeks. At six weeks, it is expected that the treatment will have taken full effect, and the maximum result will have been achieved. The result and how noticeable the treatment is will vary depending on how wide the angle of the individual’s jawline is, how severe their bruxism is, or if they have an excessive fat pad in the lower jaw.
The effects of this treatment usually last 3-6 months. Over time, the injected muscle relaxant will wear off, and as the muscles regain their strength, the jawline will become heavier again. Many clients schedule regular injections to maintain the slimmer appearance of their jaw.
When Will I See Results?
It typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to see the full effects of jawline slimming injections. The same muscle relaxant product used for anti-wrinkle injections is used to block the surrounding nerves and relax the overactive masseter muscle.
Within a week of the procedure, you may notice that your jaw feels softer when you bite down. After the first 3 weeks, you will begin to see noticeable results. Within 6 weeks, the jawline and lower face will appear slimmer and more v-shaped.
Is Jaw Slimming Permanent?
Facial slimming injections are not considered a permanent cosmetic procedure. The longevity of results varies from person to person, but you can expect initial treatment results to last for 3 to 6 months.
After several treatments, the overactive jaw muscle becomes smaller, and you will require less frequent appointments to maintain your results. Most clients return for a follow-up treatment every 6 months.
When Will I See Results for Excessive Teeth Grinding?
Treatment results for bruxism are faster than for facial slimming. You can expect to see a noticeable improvement for teeth grinding within 2 weeks of treatment. After multiple treatments, the jaw muscle will become less active, and you will require less frequent appointments.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no downtime involved with jawline slimming injections. You can immediately return to work and social activities after the procedure. Friends and colleagues will not be able to notice any visible signs of treatment.
You may experience mild redness and soreness around the injection sites, but these effects can be concealed with make-up and should dissipate within a few hours of treatment.
Will I Be Able to Eat and Talk?
Yes. Jawline slimming and bruxism injections do not impact your ability to eat and talk. The treatment partially relaxes the masseter muscle. The size of your jawline will gradually become smaller, but you will still be able to eat and speak normally.
Are Jaw Slimming Injections Painful?
The majority of our clients report that facial slimming treatments are not painful. You may experience a short pinching sensation as each injection is applied, but this is a mild discomfort that doesn’t last long. If you are highly sensitive to pain, a topical numbing cream may be applied before the treatment.
How Many Units of Botox Are Used for Jaw Slimming?
There is no one-size-fits-all amount of muscle relaxant units used for jawline slimming. Every person is different and has unique aesthetic goals.
During your free consultation, your clinician will take time to understand your concerns and examine the masseter muscles. Based on this assessment, they will recommend the necessary number of units to achieve your desired results.
Most clients require less product and less frequent injections with each jawline slimming treatment.
Do I Have to Continue With Jawline Slimming Treatments?
You do not have to continue with jawline slimming injections, but the effects of treatment are temporary. The muscle relaxant will begin to wear off after 3 to 6 months, and the masseter muscle will start to become more active. Your jawline will eventually return to its pre-treatment shape. We recommend periodical follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
Possible Risks and Complications
Immediately following the injections, minor side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness are common. These typically dissipate within a few days, and any visible effects can be camouflaged with make-up. After receiving jaw slimming injections, avoid rubbing or touching the lower portion of your face for 12 hours and don’t lie down for 3-4 hours. These actions can make the injected muscle relaxer migrate, causing unintended weakness in the surrounding areas. Muscle relaxant injections rarely cause serious complications, though clients should be aware that infection and long-term numbness of the treated area are possibilities.