Women who have square jawlines tend to have large masseter muscles. What’s the masseter muscle? It’s located in the jaw and is responsible for moving your jaw whenever you eat or chew food. If you chew a lot of gum, you can accentuate the size of the masseter muscle over time.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Botox® jawline recontouring. Basically, to decide if you’re a good candidate, the doctor must measure the thickness of your masseter muscle, which is easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If your masseter muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you bite down, then you’re most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
HOW WE USE BOTOX® TO CONTOUR YOUR JAWLINE?
Botox® can reshape your jawline. If you have a face shape that’s too wide at the jaws, the culprits behind that are most likely your masseter muscles, otherwise known as your chewing muscles. As you age, these muscles can become more pronounced over time, causing a woman’s face to look more masculine. So, by injecting Botox® into these muscles, you can slim down your face, giving it a more feminine, symmetrical look. With repeated Botox® injections, your chewing muscles will become weaker over time, resulting in a smaller jawline.
Compared to more traditional jawline recontouring procedures, which involve invasive and complicated techniques such as shaving the jawbone and/or removing the muscle or outer layer of the lower jaw, Botox® jawline contouring is non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning you can resume your normal activities just a few days after treatment.
Facial slimming Botox® injections can be used to slim the face and alleviate the symptoms of teeth grinding and jaw clenching by reducing the size of the masseter (bite) muscle. Facial slimming can also be combined with cheekbone fillers to improve the facial structure, making it looks slimmer, more contoured, and tapered.
The Process Botox® for Jaw Reduction and Slimmer V Face Shape
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