How Botox can help in Jaw Muscle Reduction?
Botox is a revolutionary medication which has multitude of uses in the aesthetic treatments. In addition to reducing the wrinkles, lines and treating the ageing signs, Botox is also used for the square jaw reduction.
Botox works subtly by weakening the masseter jaw muscle which results in a softer jaw angle. Botox jaw reduction treatment inhibits the action of the masseter jaw muscle which eventually leads to atrophy(reduction in size due to non-use) of the muscle. The Botox is injected into the bulky part of the jaw muscles.
The softening of masseter jaw muscle is noticed by the patients generally after two weeks of the treatment with continuing slimming of the jaw for another few months. Multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the desired results. According to some of the researchers ‘permanent changes’ in the jaw line have been noticed in almost 2-3 Botox Jaw Reduction treatments. However, it is advisable that patients expect to achieve only long term effects of the jaw reduction treatment and not permanent results. Patients who have underlying Bruxism or teeth clenching problem might not ever gain the permanent results of the treatment because their masseter muscle is strengthened continuously every night.
Some causes of square jaw due to enlarged Masseter Muscle
- Excessive or constant chewing: some people develop the habit of constantly chewing or excessively chewing hard food items or chewing the gum. This cause the jaw muscle to expand in size giving it a squarer look.
- Bruxism or teeth clenching: Some people have a habit of clenching their jaw and grinding their teeth even in sleep. This lead towards expansion of masseter muscle or muscle hypertrophy and hence square jaw.
- Ethnicity: Most of the men and women of Asian descend have square jaws which add to the masculine appearance. They want to achieve soft and delicate appearance therefore they undergo Botox jaw line reduction treatment.
The procedure of Botox jaw reduction at CosmeDocs
At CosmeDocs, we offer relatively painless, safe, quick and simple method of jawline reduction using Botox injections. The Botox is injected into the jaw line on both sides of the jaw which gives a slight pain like that of pinching sensation. The injection procedure takes maximum 15-20 minutes and patients can return to their office or daily work activities after the treatment because there is no downtime of the treatment.
We make use of Botox/Azzalure at CosmeDocs at our London clinics to treat square jaw and Bruxism.
Possible Botox Jaw reduction side effects
Though there are no severe side effects of non-surgical jaw reduction by botox but there might be some minor side effects which can be seen in some extreme cases. These might include swelling, bruising , mild pain in the jaw muscles especially during chewing. These side effects are only temporary and fade away in few days or a week. The patient should not lie down or massage the muscles at least 4-6 hours after the treatment. Also, you need to understand that although botox jaw reduction gives evident results but it will not bring about any radical changes in your appearance. Through a non-surgical square jaw reduction procedure you will get a soft and subtle change in your looks as if you have lost weight or lost some fats from your face.