Jaw slimming Botox is popular injectable treatment where the jaw muscles are treated with Botox injections to reduce the muscle size and create a slimming effect of the jawline. The V shaped face trend is surging in popularity in Asia and improving the appearance of a squarish face is seen as more attractive.
The discomfort of Jaw botox is minimal and the treatment takes between 5 to 10 minutes. The results of jaw slimming with botox will start to appear gradually over the next 1 month. Patients can resume their normal activities the day after treatment, and any redness or swelling will subside usually in the next few hours. In the rare event there is bruising, bruises may last for up to 7 days. Full results will take about a month to appear, but will begin to show after the second week. This is because the muscles will begin to relax and become smaller, creating a smoother, slimmer appearance.
After Jaw Botox, patients can resume their normal activities the next day. The jaw slimming effect of the botox treatment will last between 4 to 6 months, depending on the dosage and amount of botox injected. The size of the jaw muscle as well as muscle activity may also influence how long botox lasts for. Before the procedure, the doctor will ask the patient about their goals and expectations. In some cases, the doctor may recommend additional treatments such as HIFU face slimming or chin fillers for a more “V shaped” face appearance. Depending on the patient’s preference, natural looking results can be achieved post treatment.
Bear in mind that Jaw slimming Botox injections tend to last around 3 to 6 months. As such, for best results, patients are recommended to see a doctor regularly to maintain their ideal appearance. The cost of jaw slimming Botox is a relatively affordable with clinics usually offering packages for treatments.
Jaw botox is a minimally invasive treatment and little to no discomfort. Results take around 1 month to fully appear. However, most clients start seeing improvement in their face shape 2 weeks after treatment. Rest assured, jaw slimming Botox is a relatively painless procedure and topical numbing cream is not needed at all before treatment. To reduce the risk of bruising, your doctor may choose to “ice” the area before each injection.
During jaw slimming with Botox, the masseter muscles are relaxed and gradually shrink in size, giving a slimming effect. This slimming effect gradually appears over 4 to 6 weeks. The medical terminology for the shrinking of masseter muscles is known as disuse atrophy. If jaw slimming botox is done regularly over several years, the bony structure of the jaw may even be remodeled, contributing to an even slimmer and more defined jawline.
Some patients may have concerns about difficulty in chewing after jaw sliming botox. Rest assured, this is not an issue as there are other muscles of chewing in the face. However, slight weakness may be experienced when biting down on very chewy or tough meat / foods.
Patients may experience some aching pain, swelling or bruising after jaw slimming Botox. These side effects are usually mild and resolves after a few days. For first timers, Dr Edwin will usually recommend a review 1 month post treatment to follow up on the results and to assess if additional botox is required.
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