At Skin Made Perfect we offer this treatment to reduce the width of the jawline. It is thought that by reducing the width of the jaw this can improve facial structure and heighten one’s attractiveness.
Jaw reduction in carried out by injecting Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) into the muscle used for chewing food (masseter muscle) on both sides of the face. The toxin will then weaken the masseters over time leading to a reduction of the overall size of the muscle/jawline.
The best way to assess the thickness of the masseter is by clenching your teeth and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be rock hard and enlarged, you may be a suitable candidate to undergo this procedure. At Skin Made Perfect, Dr Camilla will have to personally examine and assess your facial muscles to see if you are appropriate for the procedure.
Some races like Koreans have stronger masseter muscles and a wider lower face. Another important factor that predisposes you to a larger masseter muscle is your daily habits. Chewing gum frequently over time will accentuate the size of this muscle, as well as grinding your teeth (bruxism).
Through careful selection of patients at Skin Made Perfect, this is unlikely to occur. However if you do experience some tiring after chewing, this is temporary and will go away over time.
No, Dr Camilla has a specialized way of injecting Botulinum Toxin to eliminate virtually all discomfort without the need for an anesthetic.
It takes approximately 6 weeks to notice a difference and the results can last between 6 months to a year. However, within the first week of treatment you may notice when you clench your teeth, the masseter muscles appear much softer.