Some people naturally have a bulkier appearance to their lower face; others develop a stronger jaw line overtime due to excessive grinding throughout the years which accentuates the masseter muscles in this area. This gives the jaw line/lower face a very prominent, wide appearance which may not suit the face. Injecting BOTOX into this area can help shrink the muscles resulting in a slimmer appearance of the face.
How does it work?
When injected into the masseter muscles which are giving you the bulky jaw appearance, Botox blocks the nerve signal to these muscles being treated which then allows the masseter muscles to relax. This results with these muscles of the jaw shrinking and allowing the jaw line/lower face to slim down. It also helps alleviates grinding if this has become a problem over the past.
Am I suitable for Jaw line/Lower Face Slimming treatment?
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women or for those under the age of 18 years.
It also isn’t suitable for patients suffering from muscular disorders e.g. Myasthenia Gravis.
Prior to any treatment, a face to face consultation is always carried out with Dr Anita Dhunna, therefore other specifics can be discussed at your initial appointment.
What happens during the treatment?
At your in depth consultation, Dr Dhunna would have created a bespoke treatment plan. The face is cleaned and injections of Botox are placed into the masseter muscles of the face. The procedure itself takes under 5 minutes. After treatment, you are advised of aftercare. You can then return back to work.
Does it hurt?
The needle used is very tiny. The experience is relatively painless when done by trained experienced hands and the use of anaesthetics is rarely if ever necessarily.
When will I see the results?
It can take a minimum of 2-4 weeks to see the full results of your Botox treatment.
Is it safe and what’s the downtime?
BOTOX® has been FDA approved since 2002 with millions of treatments provided. It is used across medicine in many licensed and unlicensed indications including armpit sweating and migraines as well as being used for spasticity in children and adults.
Most side effects are simply down to the needle entering the skin causing some minor redness, risk of bruising or swelling. These are temporary if they occur at all and the vast majority of people find they can go about most of their daily duties straight away.
As it is a prescription only medicine there may be some rare side effects and this will be discussed with you at your consultation.
How long do the results last?
The results can last 4 months, some patients may experience the results lasting longer.