If you think your jaw is too wide or heavy looking do not despair because you do have options. A square or round face often does not have the aesthetically pleasing V shape that is considered classically beautiful by historic standards. Many individuals feel their jawline looks perpetually clenched which gives them an angry or grumpy silhouette. If you are seeking a slimmer or softer jawline then you might want to explore anti-wrinkle injections.
Understanding and Treating Your Jawline
A robust or square jawline is typically created by overdevelopment of the masseter muscles which are often referred to as your ‘chewing muscles’. Jaw slimming injections are highly beneficial because they relax the muscles. As the muscles relax, your face takes on a softer appearance. The relaxed jawline creates a friendlier countenance.
What to Expect
Anti-wrinkle injections are widely used to eliminate and prevent fine lines and wrinkles in the skin’s surface but they are also highly effective at softening the jawline. Jaw slimming treatments using anti-wrinkle injections are easily undergone in a physician’s office. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour. The masseter muscles are injected with a muscle relaxant that is typically used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. A thin needle is used so there is only minimal discomfort at the injection site. The relaxant blocks all nerve signals to the muscles. The jaw will then start to relax which will create a softer jawline.
Returning to Everyday Life and Work Following Treatment
Following the jawline slimming treatment, you can immediately return to work because you will experience no downtime. There are no bandages needed.
Almost Immediate Results That Last for Months
Many people are turning to jaw slimming treatments that involve the use of anti-wrinkle injections. The treatment provides rapid results. Most people start to notice a jawline difference within a few days. It usually takes 10 days to experience the full effects of the anti-wrinkle injections. The effects will last from three to six months. You can set a schedule with your physician to maintain your slimmer jawline appearance so you never have to worry about your jawline becoming heavy again.
Many people with overdeveloped masseter muscles suffer from no adverse side effects besides a masculine jawline. However, a small percentage of individuals experience a condition known as bruxism which is caused by the chronic clenching of the jawlines’ muscles and excessive teeth grinding. Bruxism sufferers experience jawline muscle pain and cramping that often leads to headaches and neck pain. In some cases, the overdeveloped masseter muscles are a direct result of the constant clenching and grinding. Slimming injections not only create a softer profile but they also relax the muscles to relieve the pain and discomfort of bruxism.
Possible Risks and Complications
Immediately after the injections, you may experience minor side effects such as tenderness, swelling, redness, or bruising which quickly dissipate in a few days.
You should avoid rubbing your jawline for at least 12 hours. It is also advised that you do not lay down for at least three to four hours after the procedure. Such actions will make the anti-wrinkle muscle relaxer migrate into other tissue or muscles which can cause numbness or minor paralysis in the surrounding area.
At the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic, the medical experts specialize in anti-wrinkle injections to create a slimmer jawline. Please call to schedule a consultation today.