A masseter reduction, also known as jawline slimming, is a simple and effective procedure that uses Botulinum Toxin to create a slimmer jawline. The name comes from the masseter muscles that are attached to the jaw. These muscles help to move our jaw which assists in the chewing of food. As a result, these muscles can slowly grow over time, becoming more pronounced and ultimately causing a “square jaw” look.
While this may be desirable for some, others may find that it doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing. In some cases, a square jaw could be an indication of bruxism, a condition where someone unconsciously grinds their teeth.
Who is a masseter reduction for?
If you’re looking to create a more feminine appearance, a masseter reduction could be a great way to smooth out a square jaw. The most common method of dealing with this is the use of botulinum toxin. By injecting small doses of botulinum toxin into the masseter muscles on the side of the face, it can help to relax the muscles which reduces teeth grinding and creates a slimmer look.
A masseter reduction is painless and there’s a very quick recovery time. It typically takes around 2 to 8 weeks for the effects to be seen more clearly, but follow-up procedures are required to maintain the effect. A masseter reduction can be so effective that it could transform a square and masculine jaw into a slim oval face within a few weeks.
If you think you could benefit from a masseter reduction, don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.