What is Jaw Botox?
Instead of targeting wrinkles, Jaw Botox helps individuals pursue a “V shaped” face by reducing the size of the jaw muscles a.k.a the masseters.
Large jaw muscles may cause one’s face shape to appear more squarish. Botox relaxes the jaw muscle which then undergoes disuse atrophy and shrinks in size.
Teeth grinding (Bruxism) is also improved with Jaw Botox because relaxation of the masseters will reduce the incidence of subconscious teeth grinding (especially at night).
How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles.
When the signals are blocked, muscle contraction is reduced, helping to relax the muscles and preventing strong muscle contractions at key areas.
Botox is injected into the target muscle using extremely tiny needles.
The sensation feels like small ant bites.
Before injection, Dr Edwin will discuss with you the dosage and points of injection for the best results.
Dr Edwin prefers a natural look with Botox.
Is it painful?
Cold ice will be applied to the area just before injection to minimise discomfort and reduce the risk of bruising.
Whilst the thought of injections may be scary for Botox first timers, good hands and proper injection technique will significantly reduce pain and discomfort.
What can I expect after treatment?
After treatment, small Botox “bumps” may be observed at the injection sites.
These “bumps” will disappear in 2 to 4 hours and patients are advised not to apply pressure on these bumps.
Some patients may experience small bruises especially when injecting around delicate areas such as the eye.
It is recommended to apply our Intensive Recovery Cream post procedure and most bruises will subside after 5 to 7 days.
When can results be seen?
Botox results will be seen after 1 month as time is required for the jaw muscles to shrink in size.
Teeth grinding (Bruxism) will be improved in 2-3 weeks.
Results last between 4 to 6 months.