How to Achieve a Slim Jawline

How to Achieve a Slim Jawline

A slim jawline is desired to create a delicate and feminine face shape, but over time this can change. Square jawlines are caused by either genetics or overactive muscles in the jaw. A wide jaw can occur as the result of prolonged clenching of the masseter muscle due to activities such as chewing gum, teeth clenching or teeth grinding.

At London City Skin Clinic, we can help you achieve a slim jawline through targeted Botox treatments. Awareness of the procedure and its purpose are crucial prior to treatment, and we have outlined the most important things you need to know in this comprehensive guide.

How does Botox slim the jawline?

Botox treatments consist of precise injections of Botulinum Toxin. As a treatment, it is designed to block the chemical messenger from the nerve to the muscle. As a result, the masseter muscle will temporarily relax, thus creating a softer muscle and smoother silhouette.

It is widely recognised as a safe and effective treatment for teeth grinding, with the added benefit of slimming the muscle. This makes it ideal for treating and preventing the recurrence of square jawlines with regular treatment.

However, Botox injections cannot change the natural bony shape of your jaw, and therefore will only be administered if the shape of your jawline is the result of overactive muscles.

How long does it take to work?

It will take 2-3 weeks before you experience the full results of your treatment. You can expect results to last for approximately 4 months, but treatment should be repeated every 4-6 months for longer-lasting results.

What to expect during treatment

Treatment will begin with a consultation, where our Medical Expert Dr. Robby Bajaj will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. The most important factor is the activity of your masseter muscle which can be determined by feeling the outer jaw line when biting down hard and clenching your teeth. If the muscles appear enlarged, you may be considered a good candidate for this procedure.

Following a consultation, Dr. Robby will work with you to create a suitable treatment plan for your needs.

Botox consultation and treatment will take between 15-30 minutes.

Dr Robby Bajaj aims to do everything he can to make your experience as comfortable as possible, and can apply numbing cream to treated areas wherever required.

What to expect during treatment

What are the side effects of jawline slimming?

As with other Botox treatments, jawline slimming is associated with very few side effects. It is one of the safest forms of cosmetic procedure available and, when administered by a qualified cosmetic doctor, should only result in very occasional mild bruising and swelling around the injected area. This will subside after a few days.

You may also experience a mild headache for the first 24 hours.

How much does jawline slimming cost?

Jawline slimming will vary in price depending on the size of your masseter muscle and the dose of injections required to achieve the desired result. At London City Skin Clinic, the price of Botox for jawline slimming begins at £325.

Will I have problems with jaw muscle strength?

Some patients have concerns with issues such as muscle strength and ability to chew their food, but Botox treatments do not usually cause these issues unless the dose is too high for your needs. Some patients may experience temporary tiredness in the jaw for a few days following treatment, but this resolves.

Is Botox for jawline slimming painful?

The procedure is relatively painless and most people only experience a mild discomfort during treatment as we only use a fine needle.

If you’re nervous around needles, you may feel additional unease in the build up to the procedure, but rest assured that Dr. Robby Bajaj is committed to providing you with the highest level of care possible. Please feel free to discuss any worries at your consultation appointment, or at any time during the procedure.

Choosing a professional

Seeking a trained Cosmetic Doctor to administer your Botox treatments is vital to ensure your safety and the effectiveness of the procedure. Their understanding of the facial anatomy as well as the products used in your treatment minimises the risk of complications, and guarantees that the treatment will be tailored to your individual needs.

Before you book a consultation, make sure you enquire about:

  1. Your practitioner’s qualifications and experience
  2. Which product they plan to use
  3. If there are any side effects to the treatment
  4. Aftercare, and contact with the clinic if any concerns

Dr Robby Bajaj has over 15 years experience providing highly skilled jawline slimming treatments that begin with a consultation to establish your needs. As a fully registered Doctor with the General Medical Council, he puts the health, safety and wellbeing of every patient at the heart of each procedure.

At London City Skin Clinic, we also make sure that you are fully informed and comfortable with your chosen treatment before it goes ahead.

For more information on what is included in Botox for jawline slimming, take a look at our Skin Treatment Price List or Contact our Skin Clinic today.

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