Botox for facial slimming is a popular treatment option offered here at WellMedica. Botox is a very versatile treatment that can be used to reduce wrinkles, reduce sweating, and even change the shape of your face. Botox for facial slimming is typically known as the non-surgical square jaw reduction procedure. To learn more about Botox for facial slimming keep reading.
Why Botox for Facial Slimming?
This treatment is a technique that can help give a patient a more oval or V-shaped face causing the patient to have a slimmer profile. Botox for facial slimming is very common in patients that have a more masculine, square-shaped jawline or chubbier cheeks. This can be the result of having large masseter muscles which cause the face to look rounder and too square. The masseter muscles are two muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw that help you chew. It is quite common among Asians, and is also recommended to patients that want to reduce bruxism – which is involuntary teeth grinding. It’s a great option for patients that do not want surgery, but also want a more evenly proportioned facial structure.
As stated before many patients turn to Botox for facial slimming because of bruxism which is when one involuntary grinds their teeth. This can create the masseter muscles at the jawline to grow large in size. Grinding teeth is like doing exercises for your jaw so much like body builders these muscles can grow in size. Thus, one appears to have a much more squared rounder jaw.
What is Botox for Facial Slimming?
This procedure uses Botulinum Toxin (Botox) which acts as a relaxant for jaw muscles. It also thins the chewing muscles (masseter) in the lateral jaw. The Botox that is injected will then block the nerve of impulses of the muscles in the area. This will then allow the jawline to become smaller and reduce the shape allowing cheekbones to look full and more lifted. Of course, patients can also use this to diminish wrinkles around the jawline giving one a more refreshed and ageless look.
What to expect?
This treatment consists of a few simple injections in selected areas after numbing cream is applied prior. This helps to drastically reduce any discomfort or pain one may experience. The smallest needles are used for Botox for facial slimming allowing patients to heal very easily, and there is absolutely no downtime. One can expect the procedure to last no more than 15 minutes.
When Will I See Results?
One can expect to see results from Botox for facial slimming around 3-5 days. The face will appear smoother and an oval shape will begin to form. Throughout time the results will become more and more obvious and a noticeable difference will be seen at 2-8 weeks. Results are subtle, natural, and will not completely change your appearance to where you are unrecognizable. Effects of Botox injections usually last about 3 months after initial treatment, and future sessions are recommended to maintain results.
WellMedica and Botox for Facial Slimming
If you are interested in Botox for facial slimming with Dr. Dima please give our office a call at 703.787.9866. Dr. Dima will create a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. Our office is located at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 540, Reston VA 20191. Schedule your appointment today!