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 we use this information and apply it to the masseter (chewing muscle), it causes the muscle to become smaller and therefore results in a thinner facial appearance. When combined with facial fillers, which can be used to enhance the cheekbones, we can help you achieve a contoured look. 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 non surgical 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.