Square Jaw Reduction with Botox

Botox and Dysport Jaw Slimming: Comprehensive Review and Prices in Singapore

Teeth grinding causes frequent migraine headaches for you? If this is the case, then you might be in need of face Botox / Dysport in Singapore to relax your muscles and reduce tension in your jaw area.

Besides, those who want a slimmer and more chiseled face can also achieve your desired result with the administration of Botox / Dysport in a licensed clinic in Singapore. Chewing muscles, or masseter, are weakened and reduced in size with botox injections.

V FACE OR U FACE?

It has long been considered elegant and beautiful to have a slim jawline or lower face.  Particularly since many people are envious of KPOP idols’ slender faces lately.  Gone are the days where surgery is the only option to achieve a slimmer jawline. Botox Jaw Reduction for face slimming, now allows us to achieve the coveted V face without having to go under the knife or any downtime.

CAUSE OF WIDE/BROAD JAW

Many factors contribute to wide jaws, but most commonly, it is the masseter muscle.  Our masseter muscles are located at the back of the jaw where our lower face is the widest. When the masseter muscles bulked up as a result of teeth grinding, hard chewing or genetics, it gave our faces a square-ish appearance. This bulking muscle needs to be reduced in size and bulk, so that you can achieve a tapered and slim jawline. Injection of Botox / Dysport are viable options for those who want non-surgical correction of the square jaw or square-angled mandible.

After the procedure, Botox/Dysport relaxes the jaw muscle

WHAT IS BOTOX / DYSPORT?

Botox / Dysport is a neurotoxin protein from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum to treat wrinkles and facial creases. It blocks the nerve receptors that cause involuntary facial expressions to prevent and relax facial muscles. In doing so, it effectively treats the appearances of fine lines, wrinkles and large masseter muscles. There are other brands, such as Dysport and Xeomin. Botox is the term you hear most often because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.

HOW DOES BOTOX/DYSPORT FACE SLIMMING WORKS IN SINGAPORE?

In order to slim down your face, Botox relaxes your bulky lower jaw muscles. Over time, not unlike how we lose our muscles and mass when we stop working out. Relaxing your jaw muscle begins to cause it to lose 60-79% of its mass. Result of the procedure peaks in four weeks where you will achieve feminine face that is tapered and slim.

Our doctor will focus on the quadrangular zone in which the masseter is well-developed. The area marked out is at a safe distance from vital anatomic structures.

Source: Reference landmarks for injection. A quadrangular zone is drawn demarcating the area in which the masseter is well-developed and is at a safe distance from vital anatomic structures. Three injection points are selected taking into consideration the diffusion potential of the toxin. [Reprinted from “Aesthetic plastic surgery in Asians: principles and techniques”, by Pu LLQ, 2015, p.176.

 

A recent study shows that when injection of Botox for a reduction in masseter (or jaw) muscles at the point where it is attached to the  bone, it can reduce the size of the cortical bone structure over time. Hence, it can potentially lead to improved longevity of the procedure.

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HOW MANY UNITS OF BOTOX ARE NEEDED FOR BOTOX/DYSPORT FACE SLIMMING/JAW REDUCTION?

You will need at least 25 units of Botox and 60 units of Dysport on each side of the jaw. per side of the jaw. Having said that, this is a question best left to the doctor’s clinical judgement after assessing your condition during consultation. Because the dosage used to very dependant on factors such as the size of the jaw muscles, the severity of your bruxism, and preexisting asymmetry in your jaw muscles.

IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Numbing cream can be applied before Botox is administered to the targeted muscles. The procedure takes all of 1 to 2 minutes!

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF BOTOX/DYSPORT FACE SLIMMING/JAW REDUCTION?

The price of a Jaw Reduction / Face Slimming treatment starts at $550. For more information, please contact us.

HOW LONG WOULD THE RESULT FOR BOTOX JAW REDUCTION / FACE SLIMMING LAST?

The effects usually last between 4-6 months. After which you will lose the effects of Botox Face Slimming as the muscles which are no longer”paralyzes”, start chewing harder or grinding again. When that happens, the jaw muscles gain mass and bulk up. As the muscle decreases in size and activity, regular treatment every 4-6 months is considered to effectively achieve desired longevity.

HOW SOON CAN THE RESULT OF BOTOX JAW REDUCTION BE SEEN?

Results can be seen from 4 to 6 weeks following the procedure as the masseter is a relatively large muscle. Thus, it takes a longer time to realise the result as compared to injecting Botox to crows feet and forehead.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX / DYSPORT JAW REDUCTION / FACE SLIMMING?

Botox is a safe procedure with no downtime. While bleeding and bruising is uncommon after the procedure, you may notice a couple of minute injection marks and mild redness and slight swelling that typically resolves in a few days or less.

Side effects are not common in Botox Jaw Reduction when done with an experienced doctor. Some patients who had pre-existing asymmetry in the jaw muscles can have that easily corrected at the follow up visit where more units of Botox will be injected into the larger masseter.

WILL MY CHEWING BE AFFECTED AFTER BOTOX FACE SLIMMING?

You shouldn’t experience any weakened chewing after receiving botox injections into your jaw muscle.

 

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