If you feel self-conscious of your jawline, Botox can help by making the face appear more oval, or heart shaped. When injected into the muscles that control the chewing movement, Botox relaxes them, resulting in a slimmer facial contour. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to weaken and shrink in size.
Jawline Botox is suitable for:
- Angular jawlines: Botox can address an overdeveloped masseter muscle, reducing the appearance of a wide or defined jawline.
- Jaw or dental pain: Botox injections relax the masseter muscles, providing relief from pain, discomfort, and tightness in the jaw and teeth.
- Bruxism sufferers: Botox weakens the masseter muscle, alleviating tension in the jaw caused by teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism).
Jawline slimming works by injecting a small amount of Botox into the masseter muscle in the jaw, which helps to relax the muscle and reduce size.
While Botox jawline injections can help give the appearance of a tighter jawline by reducing the size and strength of the masseter muscle, they do not actually physically tighten the skin or underlying tissues. Instead, the injections work by temporarily weakening or paralysing the targeted muscles, which can cause them to shrink and reduce in size over time.
After receiving jawline Botox injections for facial slimming, it can take a couple of weeks for the initial effects to be visible, but the full effect takes 6 to 8 weeks. This is because it takes time for the
botulinum toxin to start blocking the nerve signals that cause the masseter muscle to contract, which in turn helps to reduce its size and bulk. This typically lasts for around 3-6 months.
Jawline Botox injections are safe and effective when performed by an experienced medical practitioner. However, like any procedure, there is a very small risk of complications or side effects. These can include asymmetry, over correction or under correction, difficulty chewing, bruising or swelling.
At Fitzrovia Clinic, our doctors prioritise patient safety and satisfaction above all else and are committed to providing the highest quality care and catering to your individual needs and goals.
There are a few alternatives to Botox treatment for a square jawline. These include:
- Surgery: Jaw reduction surgery involves removing part of the jawbone to create a more tapered, ‘feminine’ jawline. While it is a permanent solution, it is a more invasive procedure with a longer recovery time and higher risks than Botox.
- Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to other areas of the face, such as the chin, to create a more balanced look.
- Lifestyle changes: Stopping habits that enlarge the masseter muscles such as gum chewing.