Botox Jaw Reduction Procedure
A beautiful or handsome face, along with other features, is generally defined by jaw definition. A square face with a well-defined 90 degree jaw angle is considered to be beautiful due to its appearance of strength. Some people lose the sharpness of their beauty as their jaw’s definition extends outside the angle.
Many patients, especially females of Asian descent find this to be an area of the face that they would like to have more definition and contouring as it provides more of a graceful appearance. Jaw reduction surgery used to be the only option for many patients. However, patients had long recovery times, inconsistent and unnatural results. Now Botox has revolutionized facial reshaping. Botox allows for changing the shape of the face without a scalpel, pain, swelling and zero downtime.
Botox Jaw Reduction Technique for Facial Reshaping
Botox jaw reduction is a specialized technique to reduce the width of the jawline changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face. In some patients, the masseter muscle is enlarged creating extra facial width. Botox selectively weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle.
Many patients come on lunch breaks to have this procedure done and are able to return to the office immediately after. Patients typically notice softening of the masseter muscle at one week and softening of the jawline at 6 weeks.
Some researchers have noticed “permanent changes” to the jawline after 2-3 treatments. However, it is reasonable for patients to expect long term benefit but not permanent changes.
If you would like to find out more about this procedure, please book your consultation today at 416-360-7-360!