While chubby cheeks may be adorable on babies and children, over-pronounced cheek muscles are not exactly covetable for most adults. A contoured face is something many women try to achieve through makeup. Another solution to the problem: Botox®! We’ll explain how it works, and why facial slimming may be right for you.
How Facial Slimming | Jaw Reduction Works
Injecting Botox® into a muscle causes it to relax and shrink in size. When injected into the masseter (chewing muscle), the muscle becomes smaller and results in a thinner facial appearance. When combined with facial fillers we can help you achieve a contoured look by enhancing the cheekbones. If you feel your jawline is too masculine, this method can also be used to reduce the jawline for a softer, more feminine appearance.
Are There Side Effects?
All muscle relaxers and dermal fillers used in our office are FDA approved, and thereby safe and suitable for use by a physician. However, common side effects include bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a chance of infection.
Is Facial Slimming | Jaw Reduction Right for Me?
Facial slimming is a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure, so if you are hesitant to go under the knife, this may be the procedure you are looking for. The effects of Botox® are only temporary so you may need more than one treatment in order to maintain your new look. For more information on whether or not a facial slimming treatment is right for you, please consult with your doctor.