In Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reshape Your Jawline with Injectables
While male patients often desire a strong, square jawline, many female patients seek a softer, more feminine facial appearance. Jaw/masseter contouring can help to create a gentler, more attractive jawline in females who wish to soften their facial contour. For patients who do not wish to undergo jaw reduction surgery, jaw/masseter contouring can be a great option.
Along with cosmetic results, this procedure can also help to relieve muscles tension and headaches caused by teeth clenching.
What Can I Expect from Jaw/Masseter Contouring?
This procedure uses Botox® to slim the jawline for a rounder, softer jaw appearance. The masseter muscles, located on each side of your jaw, help you to chew. Oftentimes, these muscles can grow bulky, causing the face to appear square. By relaxing these muscles using Botox® injections, the jawline is reduced.
During this treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, and Botox® is injected into the masseters on each side of the face. It is a virtually painless procedure, with no downtime required.
Jaw/Masseter Contouring Results
Most patients will begin to notice softening of their masseter muscles after one week, and softening of the jawline after six weeks. It is advised that patients avoid gum chewing and chewing of hard foods like candy following treatment. Most patients will need a second treatment two to four months following their initial treatment to achieve desired results. Results can last up to six months, though this can vary from patient to patient.