A masseter muscle is a pair of bulky chewing muscles located on each side of your jaw angle. They are essential for chewing solid food. Enlarged masseter muscles can result from bruxism (tooth grinding and jaw clenching), an often unconscious consequence of stress and anxiety. Genetics may also contribute to a prominent jawline, an inevitability regardless of lifestyle choices.
Jawline slimming is a non-surgical process that contours the jawline by reducing the size of the masseter muscles, creating a softer, less muscular appearance. Jawline slimming, alternatively referred to as “masseter reduction,” is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves injecting the neurotoxin botulinum type A into the masseter muscles to create a thinner, more feminine jawline. Jawline slimming works by relieving muscle tension, resulting in less rigidity and a more friendly, attractive facial expression.
Jawline Slimming Treatment
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We know that having a slimmer, more feminine jawline is something many people desire. That’s why we offer our masseter and jawline slimming treatments. This injectable treatment will reduce the size of the muscles in your jaw so they don’t bulge out as much, and you can show off an attractive, slimmed-down lower face and jawline. You can also experience fewer tension headaches, migraines, and painful teeth grinding when you have this treatment with botulinum toxin type A.
If you want to look better with or without makeup, schedule a consultation visit with Ellen Stirling Dental today! Our experienced team of medical practitioners will work closely with you to determine if this cosmetic treatment is right for you. Jawline slimming is an effective way to reduce the appearance of ageing without surgery or downtime. It’s also great for people who suffer from chronic pain caused by large muscle bulk in their jaws. If you’re ready for a contoured jawline and a youthful appearance, contact us today to get started on a facial slimming treatment!
FAQ'S About Jawline Slimming
Ideal candidates for jawline slimming treatment are people with masseter muscle problems since it targets the muscles on both sides of the jaw. Patients whose masseter muscles have been built up through night grinding or excessive chewing are particularly well suited to this injection treatment. This procedure relaxes the problematic jaw muscles, which means it only works on wide jaws caused by enlarged facial muscles and not by a large jaw bone.
Jaw reduction treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. At the same time, if you are allergic to cow’s milk protein or have any significant allergies, neuromuscular disorders, severe or keloidal scarring, or body dysmorphic disorder, this procedure may not be appropriate for you.
It’s best to schedule an initial consultation with Ellen Stirling Dental if you’re interested in non-surgical jawline slimming. Call us at (08) 6192 1036 to discuss your facial aesthetic goals and assess if you are an ideal candidate for jaw slimming injections.
Not usually. Jawline or smile asymmetry may occur as a side effect of jawline slimming injections. It is generally temporary and will subside quickly.
You can expect the following during the actual procedure, which usually lasts 15 minutes:
- First, we will clean your skin to prevent infection. We may use topical anaesthesia to numb the area during the procedure.
- The toxin will then be injected into your masseter muscle with a very thin needle.
- It may be necessary to repeat the procedure on the other side. The number of syringes we will use depends on your treatment needs.
In general, masseter reduction is considered safe. However, there is a small risk that the procedure could lead to side effects such as:
- Swelling or pain at the injection site
- Asymmetrical smile
- Bruising around the injection area
- Excessive salivation
- Flu-like symptoms
There is no recovery period required for jawline slimming. You can get back to your regular daily activities immediately.
You must avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the treated area for the next 24–48 hours. It is also recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for the next 24 hours, even though you can resume normal activities right away. The actions mentioned above may spread the toxin to other parts of your face.